Cambodia | Offering Love and Comfort
December 21, 2010
Recently, an unfortunate event occurred in Cambodia: during a stampede on a bridge more than 340 people died, and hundreds more were injured. TWR-Cambodia quickly responded to offer help.
Fundraising efforts were promptly initiated by the staff team. Individuals, churches, non-governmental organizations, missions and Christian businesses joined together to provide for the vast need.
“TWR’s team has been actively involved since the first day by calling for Christian communities to act in response to the victims’ needs,” said TWR-Cambodia’s ministry team leader, Veasna. “We initiated a relief package (called ‘Jesus Loves You’) to provide for the immediate needs of the victims. 171 relief packages were brought to the three hospitals that were providing care to the wounded, and delivered to the victims of the stampede.
These ‘Jesus Loves You’ relief packages were assembled by our TWR-Cambodia staff team. Each relief package contained food items, toiletries, a small amount of cash, a pocket Bible, and an MP3 player that contained TWR’s spiritual programming.
The victims were very happy to see the minsitry team, and the team was likewise blessed to be able to listen to their stories, share with them about Jesus’ love, and pray with them.
In this festive season, even as we celebrate of the birth of our Savior and the love He has given to us, let us remember those around us who are suffering and healing from their loss and pain. Please keep them in your prayers.
Prayer and Praise
- Pray for healing for the victims and comfort for their families and those who have lost their loved ones in this tragedy.
- Pray for the Christian youth as they participate in Christmas outreach to their friends and family members.
- Pray for clear transmission of our TWR programs in Cambodia.