I would like to share this e-mail from the Bible Society and ask you to join me in prayer as indicated, and to help by making a donation. In such a time of desperate crisis the Burmese people will need the Bible more and more.
"Reports indicate the fatalities in the Burma (Myanmar) cyclone include at least 7,000 who were Christians, among them ten church pastors. In addition, more than 300 church buildings were destroyed.
As part of a Samaritan’s Purse emergency response team for Burma, Bible Society’s Volunteer Recruitment and Development Officer, Mike Freeman, is in Bangkok, Thailand.
Once humanitarian needs have been addressed, Mike will lead an assessment programme to identify the need for Scriptures in the context of a comprehensive aid and reconstruction programme.
For the people of Burma who are in desperate need of the basic necessities – water, food and shelter
For God’s comfort and encouragement to bereaved families and those undergoing treatment for injuries
Concerning reports of another cyclone approaching Burma, that the country’s people are kept safe, come what may
For those working to meet both humanitarian and spiritual needs, for divine help at times of great adversity
For relief materials such as food, water purification kits and clothing to reach the people who need them most as speedily and effectively as possible
For the Bible Society of Myanmar whose staff have been badly affected by the cyclone but are still working on behalf of their people in such difficult times.
Please give thanks:
That despite difficulties some of the emergency response team were given access to the country
For the willingness of volunteers to get involved. Please pray that their work is successful in reaching those who need help
Please make a gift today to help the people of Burma www.biblesociety.org.uk/burma-myanmar
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