A new wave of tsunami relief needed in Asia

By February 2, 2005

Asia (MNN) — Getting food, shelter, medical aid and locating loved ones, both dead and alive were the critical needs of survivors during the first horrendous days and weeks following the tsunami. And massive relief efforts have tended to their sheer survival. But, that was just phase one.

Phase two is responding to the spiritual aftershock and the Bible League is helping with that. Survivors are being slammed by the recoil of grief and shock. They need answers. They need hope. They need God’s word.

Before the tsunami on December 26th, there was already a Scripture shortage in South Asia. That shortage is now extreme and the Bible League needs your help to deliver an extreme “Phase Two” response — Bibles.

The Bible League has already trained more than 116,000 Christians in the region to lead small group Bible studies. But, it’s uncertain how many people remain. Those believers who survived must be equipped to reach out to the healing communities with God’s word.

$4 provides a Bible to a South Asian who’s ready to reach out with the hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ. This will allow Christians to attack the tsunami’s spiritual aftershocks, which are now being felt.

If you’d like to help, go to http://www.BibleLeague.org.

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