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September 2014

 

The aftermath of 2014 Ludian earthquake Relief Appeal

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The 2014 Ludian earthquake struck Ludian County, Yunnan, China, with a moment magnitude of 6.1 on 3 August. The earthquake killed at least 617 people, injuring at least 2400 others. As of 5 August 2014, 112 people remain missing. Over 12,000 houses collapsed and 30,000 were damaged.

How the Lord leads…..

The well known SanDisk Corporation in Shanghai offered to Feed the Hungry Hong Kong 660 cartons ricemeals to Yunan and 700 cartons of ricemeals to Shantung. I began looking around for recipients. Yunan came up, Trinity International Church in Kunming was suggested, the Church told us they have been working in Ludian earthquake zone doing recovering work. We received information and photos of their work, we felt this is what God wants us to do, sending rice to Ludian began to take shape.

Clothing and blankets coming together….

On 18th October, I received a call from a local NGO asking if I could use 10 cartons of children winter clothing, I really not sure, but agreed we could keep in the warehouse. The next day I received an urgent message from Ludian worker, asking if I could send them warm clothes, blankets and could they have the rice meals send to them quickly as many people have nothing to eat.

Please read this note from Pastor Li

“Pastor Li, at the disaster area there is a great need for rice, our co-workers already gone there to find out, can you ask the person who want to help the earthquake survivors to see if it is possible to send rice to us urgently.”

We also sourced 400 pieces of warm blankets and would be sent to Ludian by 15th October. Sending the ricemeals early is a problem because ……

Shanghai Rice Meals Packing Day to take place on 15 and 16 October ….

The management and staff SanDisk will pack the 293,760 meals in mid October. Feed the Hungry will be responsible to put the needed ricemeals into the hands of the needy people in Ludian and Shantung. To meet the emergency need, we could collect some funds to send ahead of the Ricemeal Packing Day to the earthquake survivors.

I would like to invite you to pray remember this event and consider how to help these survivors in Lóngtóu shān, Ludian (魯甸、龍頭山). Their needs surely very urgent or they would not ask so many times. To respond to their urgent plea, I plan to purchase RMB8,000 worth of grain to help the needy people first before the ricemeals arrive from Shanghai. Each ton costs RMB4,850, we can get approx 2 tons.

600 families will be blessed

Project Expenses: The cost to ship the ricemeals to Shantung is RMB4,000, to Kunming is RMB4,200, Kunming to Ludian about RMB4,000. 10 cartons of clothing from Hong Kong to Ludian, estimate cost of HK$10,000 – cross border courier service. RMB8,000 rice to distribute on site.

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A report from Field Workers

This boy lost his father to the earthquake, the lower part of his mother’s body was amputated. He seemed nervous, we felt sad for him, to suffer so much at such tender age. As we spoke with him, he was thinking he should quit school to take care of his mother. When we heard this, we all felt sad for him.

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Whenever we spoke with him, he would hold his hands tightly together, later we found out this was because his hands were dark and flash torn because he had to pick up walnuts, peel them, that’s how he made a living. When we looked at his hands, we felt sorry for him, we just wanted to hug him and let him rest a bit.

Please empower us to serve the survivors of Ludian.

Blessings

Armanda Rosa

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北韓代禱通訊 2014年 3-4月

長住香港的75歲澳洲宣教士蕭特二月十九日因在北韓散發韓文的基督教材料而遭到平壤當局逮捕。蕭特在三月三日安全回港。感謝耶穌。

請繼續為美籍韓宣教士裴俊浩(Kenneth Bae)及南韓浸信會宣教士金正旭 (Kim Jung Wook)提前獲得釋放禱告, 求神醫治,保護他們。(詩 31:24、希伯來書 11:23、35-36、羅馬書 5:3-5)

很多基督徒對北韓的新聞非常感興趣 ,大多喜歡聽到前線宣教士或難民的見證,請為這些有心人祈禱,不僅 願意承諾為北韓禱告也願意參與、服侍北韓人。

繼續為北韓人有機會聽到福音不斷禱告,有份參與、成為基督徒。(約翰13:34-35)

今期北韓代禱通訊 我引用了部份【海外基督使團】的三月份/四月份的祈禱通訊, 同大家分享一項特別的信息。

張成澤是金正恩的姑父,金正日的妹夫.,2013 年12 月12 日張成澤被金正恩處決,為何這一個有權勢的人得 如此下場? 我們又應該如何代禱?

1946 年出生于苏占朝鲜江原道川内郡,他在金日成大學認識他未婚妻 -金敬姬。起初金日成反對他們的交往, 但最終讓他們結合。70 年代任職朝鲜劳动党中央政治局委员,90 年代提升為朝鲜劳动党中央行政部部长。

2004 年張被撤职,可能因為他有巨大能力影響民心。 2006 年他重新回到权力中心,但在2013 年,他再次消 失,大多數韓國觀察家認為失去政权可能是暫時性。

在2010 年金正日的健康嚴重惡化,他推選了他的兒子金正恩成為他的繼承人,同一時間金正日賦予更多政治 權力給他的妹妹和張成澤。張曾與中國 關係密切這是眾所周知的事,張亦積極開拓朝鮮經濟改革和仿效中國 的改革,據推測這可能是張下台原因之一。

你還記得嗎? 金正日的告別式,有八個 擁有政權的政客走在靈車兩旁,其中一位是金正恩,五位政客可能已 消失或者處決。另外兩個人已經太年邁,沒有什麼真正權力。

當年輕的金正恩接管政權時,很多人都認為張成澤等人會成為「輔佐」金正恩的團隊,但葬禮完成後政局便 變得很戲劇化。

在 十二月八日張成澤遭解除職務一切職務、剝奪一切頭銜,並開除黨籍,在十一日金敬姬單方面宣告更張成 澤離婚,接著在十三日以反黨、反革命及其他嚴重罪行判死刑,立即處決,備受外界矚目,其下屬親信立刻 逃離朝鮮,同時,有些親信被召回國,大約在一月初媒體開始稱張成澤有兩個親信被處決,傳言年幼的也未 能倖免。被處決的還有北韓駐古巴和大馬的大使,遺憾的是被處決的人仍未認識耶穌。

為何這一個人會落馬 ? 他的罪行又是什麼 ? 可能因為他是屬於溫和派及知華派? 可能他很受朝鮮人歡迎,也 許擁有太多政治權力? 可能他處理經濟政策失當;張是否亂搞男女關係 ? 陰謀顛覆國家和叛國等,也許軍方 的強硬派不喜歡他。我們永遠不會知道實情,只有神知道,最終每個人都必須面對神作答辯。

這年輕新的領導人已建立一群年輕的顧問團隊,這提醒我們,聖經故事的羅波安,羅波安是大衛王的孫兒, 所羅門王的兒子。所羅門王離世後,羅波安不知他應否聽老 年 人的建議或採用同齡年輕人作為他的顧問,你 可以找到這個故事是在【列 王 記 上五、1-5】故事有一個可悲的結局,神可以用任何人、任何事來成就牠的 旨意,願主使用所有發生的成就他對朝鮮更大的旨意。

如何禱告

為朝鮮當權的領導人祈禱,讓他們認識這個神是真實的神。為金正恩和他的高官、重要軍事官員祈禱。司法 公義能運作在該國,為國家的智者祈禱,祝佑平民伯姓有溫飽。 為

那些曾經是張成澤的親屬找到耶穌祈禱,認識神,得永生。 最

新聯合國朝鮮人權問題的報告 (英文及中文) 可以在這個連結網找到 :

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx

讓我們低頭禱告

祝福您,

羅美美