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Bless Burma!

May 13, 2008

Austin City Life started a Bless Burma campaign last Sunday. This campaign will last at least four weeks and is intended to raise and channel financial aid for the Burmese affected by cyclone Nargis. If the Burmese people do not receive the necessary aid, some estimate the death toll could reach 1.5 million. Unfortuantely, the military government (junta) is restricting outside aid and attempting to personally distribute the aid without outside help. Not only does this slow aid down, it will ineveitably lead to more loss of human life.

In a stroke of providence, Austin City Life is well connected with some people who work in Burma. These workers have access to suffering Burmese and can get roofing supplies and fresh water to those in need. We are partnering with OMF and Partners. Here is the OMF project for Burmese (Bamar) Relief, which also includes more information about the crisis and people of Burma.

In the weeks to come, we will have a missionary share about their experiences in Burma and continue to learn about how we can best serve the Burmese during this time. More details forthcoming.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 16, 2008 10:28 am

    This is good news! We’re in the process of choosing the best way to help. We may just join with you.

  2. May 16, 2008 10:58 am

    that would be great, josh.

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