Thursday, September 13, 2018
ORH’s dear friend, missionary Derek Thomas, wrote the following, and sent the pictures in the attached PDF.
“Jan, Below are an accumulation of texts from the pastor in Laos. I’ve put them together for you with some editing. Hopefully you’ve received the 3 emails with photos? Is it possible through ORH to help anymore? It sounds like the needs are great, but we know as well that there are other places of great need. Let me know your thoughts.
Thank you very much for your ministry both in Ukraine and Laos. Derek
The Laotian pastor wrote the following:
“Very thanks. This sticky rice for 18 families which plan to help in beginning. Now the total victims families is around 47 families (182 people) from 6 villages. My opinions is let give to each family 1 rice bag and if we can have some more fund later then we give more later. What do you think? Beside rice there are some other thing they in need like clothes and kitchen wares. Because the flood has been take away.
I’ve told the leaders there to take photos when they come to pick up. I paid to rice shop and they will slowly come to pick up one by one later…. So we have to help carefully quietly.
They are staying in tent like at east about 3-6 months. But very thanks for you helped.”
ORH was able to send $3000.00 to buy rice. The Christians must be very careful not to start a riot with supply distribution. Pray for these people; they face an unbelievable hardship just to live and eat. ORH will try again to help.
And we thank our God for His constant provision. He is able through His words, “peace be still,” to quiet the tempest.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY! And all God’s people say, “Amen.”
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