Cyclone Nargis hits Myanmar (Burma): 05/03/2008

I just heard of the Cyclone Nargis that hit Myanmar (Burma) this past Saturday, May 3, 2008. The death toll is up to 22,000 with over 41,000 people still missing.

This impoverished country is run by the military who has not allowed any outside aid to help their people. They have about 5 days of water and rice. Most of their rice fields were destroyed as well as 95% of the all buildings and housing.

Many countries including the U.S. have offered aid and are prepared to come in and help. Unfortunately, their visas have not yet been approved and the people of Myanmar are suffering because of it.

I thank God for our brothers and sisters from Gospel for Asia who are already in Myanmar and have been for the past 20 years. One of Gospel for Asia's Bible Colleges are being used for temporary shelter and many people are coming to them for food, shelter and other aid. PRAISE GOD!!! Our awesome God and Father has been so gracious to those in Myanmar by sending His children into this country to shine like stars with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ - for such a time as this.

While I am anguished over the death of many who have died in their sin and have entered Hell for all eternity, I praise our sovereign and good Father for using His children as a beacon of hope and light to these people so that many who died, are now alive in Christ, witnessing His full glory because they trusted their lives to the Savior of the world.

Please pray for many more souls to be saved as many are considering their eternal destinies at this very moment. And as the people of Myanmar come running for aid, shelter and food from our brothers and sisters with Gospel for Asia, may they also find shelter in the arms of our great God and King as they hear the Good News in the midst of devastation.

Please also keep our brothers and sister at Gospel for Asia in your prayers. Ask our generous Father to give them wisdom, endurance and strength as He has given them this incredible opportunity to draw many unto Him.

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