Story number 1 for 18 Apr 2000

By April 18, 2000

Headlining today’s news, Madagascar is reeling after three cyclones have hit that island nation. Harold Mitchell is with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. He describes the devastation. “Buildings were destroyed mainly, and inland villages were destroyed. A lot of the damage is to rice crops which is the main source of diet to the Madagascar people. We anticipate there will be hunger needs for as much as six months.” The IMB is helping with food aid, but much more is needed. Mitchell says as they distribute badly needed food, they’re pointing people to Christ. “We have partnered with this small evangelical church and so we’ve gone with their evangelists and we’re able to share the Gospel every we’ve had a program. People are told why we’ve come and the reason that Jesus Christ loves them.” Mitchell says this is the worst disaster in five years.

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