Saturday, February 27, 2016
Missionary Paul Daku has written the following to us about the disaster work in Fiji. They are presently returning to the Islands where their sons are currently holding the ministry in their absence. As I spoke with him on the phone, I was impressed with his compassion for the people and their need of Christ. Please read Paul’s report.
“When we get back to Fiji, we will meet with sons Paul, Jr and Scott to come up with a plan on how to best meet the needs of those affected by the storm. We will need to assess the damages and needs. We do know that the village where we are establishing a new church was very hard hit. (Raki Raki Village.) We saw an aerial view that showed only the church and school still standing. We will definitely want to minister to those people in particular. We will want to help a couple families from the church who lost their homes and maybe others. We hope to make up packets to include some food and household items, as well as a Bible and tracts. (We still have a number of Bibles left from the Fiji Bible distribution two years ago, that we will be giving out.) It is our hope to minister to the spiritual needs of the people as we show Christ's love through tangible gifts. We are praying the people will have tender hearts and be more receptive to the gospel than ever before. Scot reported that a 24-year-old lady from Raki Raki visited our church around Christmas time and accepted Christ. She was one who lost her life during the storm.
Please pray for wisdom in all of this and pray for safety as we travel back, leaving Saturday, (tomorrow), from Pennsylvania. Pray that the hearts of Fijians will turn to Christ through this time of trial. In the service of the King, Paul & Martha Daku”
The initial information for proper work is vital. The key is that we do not forget to help. This is crucial. Pray as ORH commits the initial funds to help begin the restoration and spiritual ministries.
ORH thanks Tabernacle Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, Pastor Melvin Aiken, for sending contact information and all those who have initiated these efforts.
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