Relief Teams Aid Devastated Communities

Heavy monsoon rains, intensified in some places by Cyclone Komen’s landfall in late July, flooded several regions of India and Myanmar, destroyed thousands of acres of crops, affected millions, left thousands homeless and killed hundreds. In Myanmar alone, more than 100 people perished.

As affected regions struggle to rebuild, Gospel for Asia-supported Compassion Services teams are doing their best to provide relief to the suffering, including many Gospel for Asia-supported pastors and the believers in their congregations.

Gospel for Asia-supported workers packaged rice, lentils, salt and potatoes for flood victims.

Gospel for Asia-supported workers in Manipur, India, banded together to package rice, lentils, potatoes and salt for flood victims.

Gospel for Asia-supported workers  supplied relief packets to flood vicitms.

On August 12 and 13, Compassion Services teams distributed relief packets to flood victims from 17 villages in Manipur.

Gospel for Asia-supported workers were able to provide tin sheets for some flood vicitms.

In addition to supplying food, the teams were able to provide tin roofing sheets to some needy families.

Gospel for Asia-supported workers told flood victims about the hope found in Christ.

Some of the workers had the opportunity to minister of the hope found in Christ by sharing booklets about Jesus’ love.

In one city in Myanmar, a landslide destroyed hundreds of homes.

In one city in Myanmar, flooding caused a severe landslide that destroyed hundreds of houses and blocked roads and bridges, disrupting transportation and causing shortages of food and clean water.

Believers were among those who lost their homes after floods and a landslide swept through their city.

This home, belonging to an elder of a fellowship led by a Gospel for Asia-supported pastor, nearly collapsed in the landslide. In total, the landslide destroyed more than 60 homes of believers belonging to congregations led by Gospel for Asia-supported pastors, in addition to one church building where a Gospel for Asia-supported pastor led worship services.

Gospel for Asia-supported workers in Myanmar provided lunch and dinner to approximately 4,000 people in a relief camp on August 8.

Thousands of people are staying in relief camps in this city. Seeking to help these landslide victims in the midst of food shortages, Gospel for Asia-supported workers provided lunch and dinner to approximately 4,000 people in a relief camp on August 8. In addition, a Women’s Fellowship group provided blankets and clothes to some of the victims.

A Gospel for Asia-supported pastor has been leading worship services to encourage landslide victims in a relief camp.

To encourage those staying in the relief camp, a Gospel for Asia-supported pastor has also been leading worship services in the relief camp each night, reminding the people of the promises found in God’s Word.

 

Read more about the recent floods in Asia and learn how you can pray and help.

*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are GFA stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.

One Response to “Relief Teams Aid Devastated Communities”

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  1. Frank says:

    To my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus
    All I can say is GOD is amazing , and all powerful loving God. He never leave us or forsake us. My prayers will continue to pray for our sisters and to walkfalthfully
    Thank you …. May God richly bless you all

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