During August heavy rains again brought misery and hardship to the people in the Sagaign, Irrawaddy and Yangon Divisions in the south of the country. Even in some northern areas, heavy rains brought flooding and landslides which destroyed homes, wiped out rice crops and destroyed roads, bridges and other infrastructure and of course caused a shortage of drinking water. The Advent Christian Conference of Myanmar leaders reported that there were huge numbers of their fellow Myanmarese people who were suffering as the floods overwhelmed their villages and agricultural land. In the Irrawaddy Division alone there were 440,000 people affected by the floods and in all affected areas the need for rice, cooking oil and clean drinking water was huge.
Early this month ACMissioNZ was able to send some relief funds to the Conference, and the leaders sent Pastor David and a team of 10 helpers – church members and staff and students from his Bible College – to the Irrawaddy Delta area in the south to take much needed relief to some of those affected. They had had requests for assistance from Christian friends in the area and were keen to take supplies to them and to others who lived nearby. Their main assistance was in the form of rice, and the need continues for food and drinking water for many thousands who have been affected by the flooding.
Pastor David wrote on his return…
“Thanks for your gift sent for relief work.
It is a big blessing for the needy people those who faced flood by water.
Still flooding and prayer continue for our country.
Thanks and God bless you.”
Please pray that the Lord will continue to provide for these folk.