A2 President Joe Handley discusses Indonesia double disaster
Indonesia (MNN) — Joe Handley of Asian Access shares information they received from pastors responding to Indonesia’s recent earthquake and tsunami:
- The earthquake created liquefaction or like quicksand effect in the soil
- For first responder aid (up to 6 months), we recommend agencies such as International aid agencies
- such as World Vision and World Relief (especially Lutheran World Relief)
- Asian Access' strategy is to provide long-term presence, coming alongside pastors and leaders, empowering and equipping them to respond over the long haul.
- Right now people need blankets, food, supplies for those who have lost everything.
- importance of the presence of Christ-followers to meet needs and listening to people's stories and pray for them.
1. Call to prayer for the people of Indonesia:
- The victims impacted by the tragedy
- Church members trying to meet needs
2. Provide funding for emergency aid (first 6 months)
3. Long-haul efforts such as Asian Access will start emerging in the next week.
Joe Handley, Asian Access, October 02, 2018
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Related Story: Sulawesi rocked by third disaster in six days (by Katey Hearth, MNN)
If you want to give toward long-term relief in Indonesia:
- Beth Stolicker of Mission Network News conducted this interview, published on 02 October 2018 published here: https://www.mnnonline.org/interviews/joe-handley-asian-access-october-2-2018/
- The related stories were written by Katey Hearth, originally published on 02 October 2018.
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