On 2 May 2008 Cyclone Nargis ripped across the coast of Myanmar (Burma), bringing misery & devastation to tens of thousands. Below is a picture of a human corpse and animal remains decomposing side by side.

This is the reality. The Burmese state media say 22,980 people were killed by Cyclone Nargis but there are fears the figure could rise to 100,000. There is an estimated 1million Burmese injured or left homeless as a result of the cyclone

Some of us Christians have been accused of just knowing about theology and not dealing with or acknowleding peoples practical problems. Here is a chance for us to get the balance right. If you can (and I stress if you can), can I challenge the believers to make a small donation to help the relief efforts. Remember, people have lost their children, their babies, their mother, their family, their homes, their livelihood and the list goes on. I cannot even imagine what is going through the minds of those people and the distress they must be feeling

In the UK, to make a donation, please visit www.dec.org.uk or phone 0870 60 60 900

Alternatively, you can donate through Christian Aid by clicking here (you can donate US$ here)

If you live in another country, please can you provide a link where people can donate stating which country you live in and I will edit the post accordingly

Every little helps

Thankyou

If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. (James 2:15-17)

“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ (Matthew 25:31-39)

Remember to keep the people of Burma in your prayers

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Why does God allow evil?

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Why does God allow evil? – Part 3: Pain and Suffering

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Comments
  1. Douglas K. Adu-Boahen says:

    Me and some of my football friends are planning to get some money together to help as best we can.

  2. The Pilgrim says:

    A tragedy indeed. I suppose there will only be more and more of these events as we inch closer and closer to the end of time.

    I wonder if Osteen’s “Your Best Life Now” or Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life” will sell like hotcakes in this place.

    I published a post entitled Suffering Christianity vs Chipper Christianity that you should check out:

    http://defendingcontending.com/2008/04/28/suffering-christianity-vs-chipper-christianity/

    Make sure you listen to the 10 minute audio clip associated with that post by John Piper.

    – The Pilgrim

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