“If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need
but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech
but with actions and in truth.
I John 3:17-18
Dear Ministry Partners,
One of the realities we all struggle with is "compassion fatigue." As our world staggers from one political or natural disaster to another, it is so easy to become numb to the suffering plight of others – especially if they are on the other side of the world from where you live.
The disciples faced this with the hungry multitudes. As a result of being overwhelmed by the immensity of the need in relation to their meager resources, they said to the Lord: "Send them away ... " (Mark 6: 36).
I can relate – can't you?!
But the Lord does not send them away – He sends us to them with our meager resources. And as we go by FAITH and give what we have, He adds the miraculous and multiplies the resources He has entrusted to our stewardship. That's what He has been doing in Nepal since the dual earthquakes in April and May.
Below is the latest email from Pastor Hanok with some more encouraging pictures. I hope you will be blessed by seeing more of the fruit of your LOVE and DEEDS through the compassion of Christ ...
These are some of the latest metal homes built by our team members for our loved ones of household of God. I am sending them to you with a joyful heart as the Lord has been providing the resources. To this date we have built 73 metal homes and brought in and provided the secured shelter for 73 families. We are nearing to our goal to built 115 metal homes, exclusively for the household of God. Thank you for all that you have been doing through your partners to help us and for blessing so many families with metal homes as special gift of love to protect their families from the heavy rain of monsoon.
Please continue to pray for Hanok and his two building teams who have been tirelessly working in the hardest hit regions of Nepal building these temporary 'Metal Houses' for people – especially for the needy saints whose homes were destroyed or damaged beyond repair.
We have now deployed 100% of the money God has provided through partners like you. There are still many more needy Christians who are in tents or homeless during the current monsoon rains. Pray with us that God would be pleased to miraculously send and multiply more resources to build more 'Metal Houses.'
Finally, rejoice with us over God's timely miraculous provision of this new '3-Wheeler' motor scooter for Ratna Rai, one of the deacons of the Aradhana Church, who has been crippled from birth. His old wheelchair was worn out beyond repair. Two young men, who went to Nepal for us to work with Hanok, met Ratna and saw his need. They appealed to their family and friends back home to help with the $2,000 to buy this motor scooter and kit to convert it into a '3-Wheeler.' We rejoice in their proactive love through WORD and DEED in meeting this need. Their practice of compassion has empowered Ratna in his ministry through the Aradhana Church, especially to other handicapped people in Kathmandu.
Thanks for your faithful partnership with us through WORD and DEED,
JL & Patt