Tornadoes Ravage South Asia

June 3 2013

Tornadoes Ravage South Asia

More than 30 tornadoes have hit South Asia recently, which is second only to the United States when it comes to many tornadoes. In this highly populated, highly impoverished area, damage from a tornado can be crippling.

A devastating tornado struck an area in South Asia at the end of March without any warning. Homes were destroyed, rubble was left everywhere and everyone was in shock.

Many people rely on farming for daily income, but the crops were destroyed as well, which puts these farmer and their families in jeopardy.

With very little to start with and the tornado destroying much of that, these people are left trying to figure out where to get their next meal.

Simply living may seem hopeless to many. To some, there is no hope. But, there is one place for them to turn – to God and the local church.

The pastors in this area already put in countless hours, trying to bring people out of their hopeless religions and into a relationship with Christ. A disaster like this only adds to their burden, but the payoff is worth it.

Because of the work performed by local OMS-related church planters in this country, 353 churches were planted in 2012. The goal for 2013 is even higher.

Is God calling you to pray? Pray for these pastors―that they would not tire of doing the only work that matters.

Is God calling you to give? Gifts will be used to help take care of the families in need from this disaster or the next one.

Tags: disaster relief, missions in asiagive to missions