Saturday, October 29, 2011

A flood relief appeal from Mission Superintendent Rev Song

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ.
Greetings in the name of our Lord Christ from Cambodia.

As you know, God has tied us in one to work together in Cambodia for many years to form the Methodist Church in Cambodia and expand the Kingdom of God together. Praise the Lord our God for His abundant grace and great plan for Cambodia. He had done wonderful ministry here in Cambodia through us. And also I would like to give thanks to all the partner churches for your partnership and contribution. It is very true that the mission journey has come this far only with your prayer and that kind of help. Please lift up this young church and pastors continuously to achieve His great plan and please Him very much.

Now our brothers and sisters in Cambodia have suffered by severe flood. Most of you know the dangerous situation in Bangkok through mass-media broadcasted about it from Thailand. The situation to hit the center of capital city is very severe. As for Cambodia, the situation is quite bad also. It is the worst flood in Cambodia for last 20 years that I have served here.

I'll just quote some information from newspaper:
  • more than 300 people have died by flood water.
  • 19 of 24 provinces had been hit by flood.
  • more than 300,000 families have been evacuated.
  • 390,000 hectares of rice crop had been damaged(around 15% of total rice paddy).
  • more than 1,000 schools had been destroyed.
  • 2,700 kilometers of roadways destroyed.
  • more than 1,000 families of our Methodist families have been affected.
We are in prayer with all the victims and government leaders and our churches.

And also we need to provide some materials urgently like water filters, medicines, mosquito net, and grain to plant and rice for daily life etc. I urge you to be with us in your prayer and give some help.

Please let me know through email if you would like to know how to wire funds. Or you can help us through agency country office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia also.

I hope God be with you all forever.
In Christ
Rev, Song Jin Sup
Mission Superintendent of the Methodist Church in Cambodia

Note from Katherine: Funds sent through The Advance (designated giving of the United Methodist Church) can be channeled to Advance #3020542 with a memo/note/designation for "flood relief" will also be used for this purpose.

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