blessed be your name

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Cyclone Devastates Burma.Please Pray.

We have two sponsored foster children in Burma.
One we have sponsored since she was eight.Her parents were too poor to look after her and gave her to the Salvation Army to bring up. We grew very fond of her as we had a lot of contact.She is bright and so we were asked to sponsor her through university.She graduated this year with a B.Economics.
The other little girls is 14 years old and was suffering from malnutrtion when she was taken into the Tuition programme last year.
The Salvation Army builings have suffered substantial damage and this will make it very difficult for them as they continue to run the programs, look after ,school and shelter the children . Please pray for them .
Any word about the children is very slow in coming through as this is a closed country under a brutal military regime.

The article below is from the internet.
Burma death toll at 10,000
Published: Monday, 5 May 2008, 8:34AM
The death toll following a cyclone in Burma has risen to 10,000, according to the military regime.

Foreign Minister Nyan Win said the Burmese government also estimates 3,000 people are missing.

The UN says Burma has agreed to accept offers of international aid offers and shipments are being prepared at once.

Hundreds of thousands of people are without shelter and drinking water after Cyclone Nargis ripped through the Irrawaddy delta and the country's commercial capital Rangoon on Saturday.

Neighbouring Thailand announced it would fly in on Tuesday a first planeload of emergency assistance requested by the government in Burma, also known as Myanmar.

A Thai government spokesman said the ruling junta had asked for food, medical supplies and construction equipment.

Military authorities and foreign aid workers are struggling to assess the full extent of the damage caused by the Category 3 storm, which packed winds of 190 km (120 miles) per hour.

"The government is having as much trouble as anyone else in getting a full overview. Roads are not accessible and many small villages were hit and will take time to reach," said Terje Skavdal, regional head of the UN office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA).

A human rights group based in Thailand said Burmese soldiers and police killed 36 prisoners after a riot at Rangoon's notorious Insein prison in the chaotic aftermath of the cyclone.

The military junta, who renamed the country Myanmar, have promised to hold a referendum on a new constitution on May 10.

© Independent Television News Limited 2008. All rights reserved.
Top News Stories


  • At 1:14 PM, Blogger Sunny said…

    Blue, I was just hearing about Nargis on the weather channel -- I had already started to pray. Incredible devastation! Thanks for posting this on your blog and inviting me to see it.

  • At 1:39 PM, Blogger Kimmer said…

    praying with you for the people in this devistated place... that the government would accept and fairly distribute aid... and that God would provide the needs and His comfort to these people....and that in the midst of this tragedy, God would draw the people of Burma to come to know him.

  • At 3:00 AM, Blogger Rodrigo said…

    Hi Gail!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to clarify the whole (2+6+8) thing!

    Quite quirky indeed.. hehe ;^)
    Now it does make sense, thanks!

    God bless!


Post a Comment

<< Home