October 19, 2011

Flood Relief in Southeast Asia

Scott Norling, Director – Joyce Meyer Ministries Asia Office

This has been a very challenging time for the people of Southeast Asia as they battle a horrible year of monsoon rains and flooding. There has been significant rain and flooding all along the Mekong River. This river runs through many of the countries we work in – specifically Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Our children's home in Siem Riep, Cambodia is full of water. We will rebuild our children’s home in Cambodia as well as do everything we can to bring relief to those affected by the flooding.

We have volunteers working every day, spending time with families who have lost so much. So far we have served thousands of families with supply relief bags, which contain rice, tin fish, oil and vegetables. We plan to print Joyce’s book Tell Them I Love Them to be placed in relief bags as well as to be handed out personally by volunteers. We are working with four churches to set up facilities in five locations for temporary housing, each of which will have food and simple bedding, with temporary shower and toilet facilities. Please join us in prayer as we continue working to bring much needed relief.

Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.