Story number 1 for 14 Mar 2000

By March 14, 2000

Topping today’s news, groups sending aid into the flood-ravaged Mozambique are asking for help to increase their shipments. The aim is to ensure that those who’ve lost homes and farmland can survive the immediate crisis until the next harvest. Operation Blessing’s Dick Kohl explains how they are rising to the challenge. “We’ve located a donation of cough medicine that we are sending over-we also know that they need food, so we’re putting in the same container with the cough medicine, about 70-thousand meals. We’ve also put together a package of medicines, one for cholera and one for malaria.” Kohl explains the phenomenon that occurs during tragedy. “The people in Mozambique are just like us, and if they are low, they’ve lost their homes, they’ve lost loved ones, they are sick, this is the time in their life when they would be receptive to hearing the Gospel message. A disaster like this gives us a wonderful opportunity to reach out and share the message of Christ’s love.” Kohl says right now their most desperate needs are cash and prayer.

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