Prayerline Letter

I am very excited about your desire to push for finishing the task! I want to have a part in this effort!! Praying that the task will soon be done!! Until there is a witness for Christ in every nation.

— Jean P.

After recent scandals, I have become skeptical of the native missionary movement. I have been supporting native missionaries for decades now, but these scandals have really burnt my trust. Thank you for addressing trust and accountability in Prayerline letter.

— Jann F., IL

I pray that every need will be met. Our God is able to multiply every gift. Praise His wonderful Name.

— Nina S., CA

God is so good to allow me to have a part of Christian Aid’s ministry in reaching out to so many who are sharing Christ, touching lives, meeting needs and being faithful servants of our blessed Lord and Savior!

— Joy M., NE

So many needs! I’d like to meet them all. I am most moved to help aid income-generating businesses. Thank you for all you do!

— Janet Y., NY

God bless your ministry! Thanks for your effort to help our brethren in difficult areas of the world!

— Nathan and Michelle L., OR

Thank you for helping all these believers in such a cost-effective manner.

— Gerald and Joan R., WI

I thank the Lord for your ministry!

— Michael and Susan O., WI

God bless you for doing His work!

— John S., OH

Thank you for using the donations in an efficient manner to accomplish The Great Commission. May God continue to bless your ministries!

— Teresa C., CA

From Our President

Do Your Best to Help Rebuild Nepal

June 2015

Dear Believer in the Harvest,

With a heavy heart I ask you to pray fervently for Nepal, where a magnitude 7.8 earthquake shattered the lives of thousands of people in and around Kathmandu April 25.

At the writing of this letter we know of more than 7,000 deaths—people buried beneath collapsed buildings and landslides. Countless more suffered injury in the sudden disaster. With 168 aftershocks as of today, people don’t even know where to walk.

“People are not sure where to go or what to do,” said S.S. Chhetri, a native mission leader who was already in the U.S. and visited Christian Aid Mission with an update just days following the devastation.

Christians were exiting churches at noon when the earth groaned that Saturday in Nepal. The earth shook violently, throwing people to the ground.

Whole villages vanished along the border of Tibet. Homes crumbled. Fumes fill the air from cremations. The stench of death is everywhere. In some places people cannot recognize their own family.

Christians carry relief on their backs to people in remote areas. They haul bags of rice, salt, noodles, water and medicines over steep mountainsides to reach injured people clustered beneath plastic tarps. Medical teams diligently search for the stranded. But it’s not easy. Landslides and floods cover many main roads in this monsoon season.

What can we do? What can you do?

“Pray for Nepal. Send your love gift to Nepal. This is a time of need,” Chhetri said. “Do your best for Nepal.”

At the first news of the earthquake, our overseas director for South Asia booked a flight and, within a few days, Sarla was in Nepal, her native land, checking on the local ministries and missionaries helped by Christian Aid. She called to report that there was a community of 1,700 people living under tarps near the epicenter. She said ministries were uniting to feed them.

“This is a massive disaster,” she said with urgency as she absorbed the sights of destruction in her homeland, and breathed the thick smell of the dead burning. “There’s a lot of despair, but there’s also hope.”

Believers, despite their loss, are placing their hope in the living God.

“We need to be salt and light to show the love of Jesus,” Chhetri said. “I am a church leader. We are helping with a strong and courageous heart.”

The love of the Lord Jesus remains in Nepal. His presence rises in the midst of devastation. Christians sacrificially love those around them.

“We have 100 people living in our greenhouse,” Chhetri said.

At Christian Aid we are doing all we can to help those who need it the most. I am praying Isaiah 40:31 for the Nepali people:

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Pray for children, who are so traumatized they are clinging to adults. Many are sick. Pray for Nepal. Gifts already received have helped native mission leaders supply food, water and blankets. Now they need to rebuild. Together we can help them.

Send your love offering to Christian Aid so we can put it in the hands of those who can distribute aid to the suffering and start the rebuilding process.

Until there is a people for His name in all nations,

Cynthia Finley

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