In fact, there was an average of 260 natural disasters
September is not yet over, and we at World Renew have drawn at least seven emergency situations to your attention. You have responded incredibly generously and with great faith - in God, and in us - despite possibly being overwhelmed. Thank you!
Over a million people are estimated to be displaced as torrential rains and severe flooding affect communities throughout Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sierra Leone. Hundreds are feared dead and if heavy rains continue, many more people could face serious injury, property damage, or lose their lives.
In Alberta’s medium-security Bowden Institution, inmates gather in the chapel, where photos of Nepalese villagers with fresh, clean water are posted on the chapel wall. Above the photos, an inmate has written: ‘This is what happens when we are willing to change our focus from Selfishness to Selflessness. We can change someone’s life forever!’
This was my 8th trip to Nepal. On this visit, it was great to see the World Renew staff again. I had the opportunity to have one-on-ones with the longest serving staff. It was amazing to see the fruit of their labour as they have worked so hard to overcome many different challenges and barriers. What a dedicated group! Their hearts are really committed to helping their brothers and sisters of Nepal, not just working for World Renew. I am blessed to have their dedication and commitment.