Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Myanmar Cyclone

"Communication received from our sources in Myanmar confirms that there has been extensive devastation in the country following the cyclone at the weekend. ... Large trees and electricity equipment have been totally destroyed...The devastation in Yangon is great, so it is supposed that affected rural areas are in a worse state because houses there are often built with bamboo or wood rather than brick and concrete. Victims in Yangon are receiving emergency relief and supplying drinking water and rice must be a priority. Food prices have risen by 30% and petrol prices have tripled on the black market as there is no supply from petrol stations. We have forwarded emergency funds from the Disaster Fund and further funding will be sent as specific needs become known..." - Echoes of Service

"The main city, Rangoon (Yangon) is one of the five regions declared disaster zones. In Bogolay, a city of 190,000, an estimated 95% of the homes have been destroyed. In rural areas, where many Christians live and where building materials are often bamboo or wood, the damage is assumed to be even worse than in the cities where buildings are of brick and concrete; help has not yet reached most of these areas. Many coastal villages have been virtually obliterated. The death toll is currently estimated at 22,000 but expected to rise. Up to a million people could be homeless, and vast rice-growing areas have been destroyed." - Barnabas Fund
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MAY

22 Tue (1) 3pm mtg (JC), (2) 7:15pm patch prayer mtg
23-25 Wed-Fri holiday
26-30 (Advance voting)
28 Mon (1) 8:30am VT prayer mtg, (2) 7:30pm dinner (JVE)
29 Tue (1) 2:30pm coffee (BD), (2) 7:15pm patch prayer mtg
30 Wed (1) 9:30am VT Bible study, (2) 10:30am mtg (MF), (3) 11am leadership mtg (MF,SN,VS,DN)
31 Thu 7:45am b'fast (DM)

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2 Sat am & aft speaking at Guelph Men's Conf
7 Thu (Election day)
8 Fri MI online board mtg
9 Sat ~J's bday
23 Prayer Journey
26-28 speaking at Amplify Conference - Chicago
28 Thu leaving to Arkansas
28 - Jun 7 Fri-Sat holiday

JULY
... May 28-7 Fri-Sat holiday - Arkansas
20-22 Fri-Sun SL wknd w/ ML/J/A/B,Som/S,~J/C
30 - Aug 3 Mon Mon-Fri Kids Kapers camp

AUGUST
4 Sat poss. J/D wedding
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24-25 Fri-Sat writing training wknd - Hamilton
28 Tue 10am CCWM board mtg

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3-7 Tue-Fri VT retreat - Faith Mission
21 Fri MI in-person board mtg

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24 MI online board mtg

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Apr 1-3: poss. First Chair retreat
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