Greetings, Last week I was able to travel to Southern Samar and assist a relief operation to survivors of the super typhoon Haiyan. Haiyan was the strongest typhoon of 2013 in the world and one of the strongest on record. It made landfall in the Philippines on November 8. Currently, the death toll is nearing
Message from Servants Cambodia Co-Team Leader, Steve Tripp: “Many of you may have read about the tragic flooding in Cambodia at present. So far 247 people have been confirmed dead throughout the country with many more missing. 270,000 families have had their houses flooded and 16% of the nations rice paddies have been destroyed.” As
[Dr Rob Bellingham, Servants Special Advisor to the Banda Aceh team, writes reflections based on his involvement there over the past year…] Principle #1: PARTNERSHIP When I first went to Aceh I was convinced that the work would only succeed if it was a partnership between international resources and local knowledge so I searched for
As Government and humanitarian relief teams pack up and leave, the people of Banda Aceh are only just beginning to put their lives back together. This report just in from the Servants Aceh team… It just didn’t seem real. A ship, flat bottomed, barge shaped, huge, larger in length and width than an Olympic size
This week Dr Rob Bellingham leads the Servants team to Banda Aceh. Last Sunday he preached this farewell message at Mt Albert Baptist… It was a bright sunny morning in Sri Lanka and a public holiday the day after Christmas. An ideal chance to visit relatives in Galle along the scenic south eastern coastal highway.
Servants to Asia’s Urban Poor have established an exploratory team to assist in the post-tsunami relief and development effort at Banda Aceh. Initially the team is to engage in the relief operation, but with the intention of establishing a long term presence to live and minister amongst the urban poor as they rebuild their lives,