Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Disaster Relief in Myanmar

This note is from my friend Bill, a missionary doctor in Myanmar (formerly named Burma). I thought you would appreciate reading their requests for prayer and support after the cyclone in Myanmar. If you know of friends and churches that want to reach out to people hurting after their disasters, this a powerful and trustworthy christian organization. If you have older children, this would be a great group to study, then pray for. If you'd like to make a donation, it's easy to donate via credit card on their secure website. I've been following their work for about 7 years, and I'm really impressed with their ministry.


Dear Friends,

As if things couldn't get any worse for Myanmar, the country was
struck by a powerful cyclone yesterday. In the words of one witness,
"The whole of Rangoon has been devastated. I have never seen anything
like this in my life".

This disaster is worse than hurricane Katrina because Myanmar has no
reserves, no emergency response capability and negligible outside
assistance. Food scarcity is a very real concern.

I believe that it is incumbent upon us to respond quickly and with
tangible action, particularly in the areas of food and shelter
assistance. It is my hope that we can raise $30,000 to provide for
these critical needs in the orphanages and homes with whom we are

Thank you for praying for Myanmar and for the ministries of MCP during
this time of crisis.

In Christ,

Bill Greiser
Asia Heartbeat: caring for children

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