Many have emailed and asked if we were affected by the Tsunami. We appreciate your concern…I am glad to say we are fine. In Fact, all of Cambodia was spared by the damaging effects of the latest Tsunami that ravage South East Asia. As the death toll continues to rise we can’t help but be moved by the enormity of it all.
Like most of you, we keep thinking and asking ourselves “What can we do to help?”
Please pray with us as we seek the Lord in how we can best help our neighboring countries in the Name of Christ! ACTION is mobilizing missionaries and ministry partners in South Asia as we speak. Our team here in Cambodia would ask that you join with us in praying for the millions of people that have been impacted. I have attached a letter by our International Director Doug Nichols in the start of our response plan.
We are also praying about who on our team should be directly involved and what roles we should play. We need God’s wisdom and guidance. I will keep you posted.
Grace to you,
ACTION Team Worldwide
From: Doug Nichols, International Director (bf)
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Re: Asia Tsunami Relief & Care
ACTION is not a relief agency but will do what we can through team members, partners and friends to assist the victims of the recent tsunami in Christ’s Name. Our efforts will especially be in Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.
As a member of the World Evangelical Alliance, we will coordinate any assistance that God provides through member agencies to the closest points of need. As a result of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunamis on Sunday morning, December 26, news as of today reports that at least 80,000 people have died! (www.cnn.com). Government officials say there is a need of “a quick infusion of funds to stabilize the situation, then plan for the long haul,” (USA Today).
Our initial response will be lead by Devendra Rai, ACTION India Team Leader.
He will coordinate a team from North India working with the India Gospel Outreach ministries in Tamil Nadu in South India.
ACTION has therefore set a prayer target of an immediate need of $21,000 and trusting the Lord to raise one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) from now through the end of March. As the Lord leads, you can send gifts to ACTION designated “Asia Tsunami Relief and Care.”
Please pray for the thousands of families affected by the earthquake and tsunamis and for God’s people in these areas as they reach out in compassionate care to the victims in Christ’s name.
"And if you give yourself to the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then your light will rise in darkness and your gloom will become like midday" (Isaiah 58:10).
Sincerely in Christ,
Action International Ministries
If you would like to help with the $100,000 needed for tsunami relief, you can send a gift to any of the following ACTION addresses:
ACTION USA: PO Box 398, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-0398 * Tel. 425-775-4800 * [email protected]
ACTION CANADA: PO Box 280, Three Hills, Alberta T0M 2A0 * Tel. 403-443-2221 * [email protected]
ACTION UNITED KINGDOM: PO Box 144, Wallasey, Wirral CH445WE * Tel. 0151-630-2451 * [email protected] (Registered Charity 1058661)
ACTION NEW ZEALAND: PO Box 8929, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand * Tel. 64-3-341-0933
ACTION PHILIPPINES: PO Box 110, Greenhills Post Office, 1502 Metro Manila * Tel. 632-531-3709 * [email protected]
Doug Nichols, International Director
Action International Ministries (ACTION) PO Box 398, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-0398
www.dougnichols.org * www.actionintl.org