year we were caught by surprise. It looked as though our
congregations would be spared the floods that have destroyed so many
lives and homes in the three previous monsoon seasons. But, no! This
week the whole Punjab region of Pakistan and India has been inundated
with deluges greater than any seen in the past 50 years. Millions are
homeless and without food and countless acres of crops as well as
poultry and cow farms have been "drowned".
How can this happen? Dams built in India have changed the natural flow of water and the regional governments have failed to build the earthworks necessary to protect the people. Some experts also claim that climate changes are making the monsoon rains more intense. So even though we can point the finger at who or what is responsible, the fact is that millions of the poorest of the poor and homeless and without food. This is a “Biblical Sized flood - the water is 10 feet deep in many villages. Can you imagine trying to cope with that in your home?
Here's some good news:
1. In most of the villages where we operate pour missions, we have now erected large tents on high ground to provide shelter to those whose house or tents have been washed away.
2. In spite of the floods, our clean water systems are flowing in almost every village.
But we have a huge problem with food - we have over 1000 families in our churches without any food at all. In these remote areas there is no help from the governments or large charities. We are only a tiny Gospel-preaching
ministry with limited resources but we are sending
what we can to prevent disaster; especially making sure little
children can get a tiny bit of food.
We are praying that God will send us donations so that we can provide
one meal a day for 2000 Christians until the waters recede in about 2
Here's the question that we all ask at these times:
“Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?”
Because of this devastating flood and the horrific persecution of Christians in the Middle East, I will be teaching a very special lesson that will answer this question. Perhaps you are going through a personal tragedy and asking the same question, “Why, God, why?”
I believe this will answer most of your questions. If you would like a copy of this special lesson, please email me HERE.
If you can assist in providing emergency food for starving Christians please use the Donate button or contact me.
If we don't help, who will?