Disaster Relief – Before and After

31 Jul

Disaster Relief – Before and After

Dear Friends,

I wanted to bring you up-to-date regarding how the contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) are continuing to meet pressing needs in the Irrawaddy Delta of Myanmar.

We just received a report from natinoal missionary, Peter Cung, whom David mentioned in our June DRF mini-update. Peter has been providing food and housing in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis while bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to hungry hearts. Below are just a few of the photos Peter has sent that show new Christian families with their new houses—built for only $130 with your contributions—and the makeshift shelters in which they previously lived. In the past month, we’ve funded the building of nine new homes for Christian families.

This first sequence shows a house being constructed from material delivery to completion.

U San Aung and Uh Uh, happy in front of their new home. Note the “lake” their house had to be built on.

Here is another “shelter-to-house” sequence:

Mother Oo Ma (on left in the left-hand photo), cannot stand properly and is blind in one eye. Peter wrote to us, “They are so very grateful to God for His provision.”

Below is widow Tawng Kyi’s previous tarp shelter and brand new house:

Tawng Kyi was Buddhist. Today, she’s in love with Jesus. Heaven’s Family will also be providing her with a small business grant from our Widows Fund to help her become self-sufficient.

I couldn’t resist including this final photo of Li Li and Zun Par in front of their new home. Prior to your help, they and their parents had no home at all.

On behalf of these and others like them, thank you so much.

In Christ,

Emily Growden

Director, Disaster
Relief Fund

Learn how the Disaster Relief Fund helps believers affected by earthquakes, floods, cyclones, tsunamis, and other natural disasters.

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