February 06, 2013

Tropical Cyclone Oswald Relief

Tom McKaskill - Director Australia/Pacific Rim 

Last week, tropical cyclone Oswald formed in the far north coast of Queensland, Australia, and set off on a course of destruction and flooding. The storm traversed the entire eastern seaboard, finally turning out to sea after passing through Sydney, wreaking havoc along its trail. 

The city of Bundaberg, Australia, north of Brisbane, experienced 7 tornados as well as major cyclonic damage. The devastation was far reaching. Thousands of Bundaberg residents have been displaced from their homes with more than 2,000 residents currently living in evacuation centres in Bundaberg. Two-thousand homes have been affected, half of which are currently uninhabitable. 

Joyce Meyer Ministries has partnered with Citipointe Church and Red Frogs, an outreach of Citipointe, to go into the affected areas and provide assistance in the clean up process as well as provide food to the volunteers. We are providing water blasters, boots, cleaning equipment and financial support to Red Frogs who have a team of volunteers working in the area with the local church. 

It is truly an honor to be a part of a team going into all parts of the world ministering to people’s practical and spiritual needs. Thanks to our partners and friends who provide the support that enables us to help people who are experiencing hardships following this natural disaster.

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.

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