Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"One thousand villages." What would happen if *3 million* people lost their homes to flooding in the States?

That's what just happened in India.

The Economist reports:

"AS NEW ORLEANS survived the worst Hurricane Gustav could throw at it, the scale of devastation wrought by another natural fury was becoming horribly apparent. On August 18th the monsoon-swollen river Kosi, a Ganges tributary that flows from Nepal to India, burst an embankment on the Nepali side of the border and flowed into a channel it had abandoned a century earlier. The water gushed into hundreds of villages in the Indian state of Bihar, killing an unknown number and displacing more than 3m, many of whom have been marooned on roofs, trees and tiny islands of dry land. Hundreds of thousands are living in makeshift camps.

South Asia’s monsoon rains kill hundreds every year. This summer they have been especially severe, killing nearly 2,000 people in India since June, according to government’s National Disaster Management Division. That total will soon double, at least. Many of the deaths occurred in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. In north-eastern Assam, floodwaters have submerged over a thousand villages ... In Bangladesh, flooding has cut off at least 50,000 people."
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18 Wed (1) poss. 9:30am VT Bible study, (2) 10:30am mtg (MF), (3) 11am Cdn l'ship mtg (MF,VS,SN), (4) 2pm ph call (Jay), (5) 3:20pm ph call (JKe), (6) 9pm wings w/ DSt+
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25 Wed 8:30am dept's mtg
27 Fri eve poss. time w/ J/B/S/EA
29 Sun 9:30am brunch w/ AK,J/JP
30 - Aug 3 Mon Mon-Fri Kids Kapers camp

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3-5 Fri-Sun Mexico! - wedding + ministry
4 (Sat J/D wedding)
10-12 Fri-Sun ~J's family wknd
13 Mon 7:30pm oversight mtg (VS)
15-16 Wed-Thu poss. l'ship retreat
17-19 Fri-Sun church-plant camping trip - Killbear
21-22 Tue-Wed poss. l'ship retreat
23 Thu poss. time w/ DonM/S
24-25 Fri-Sat writing training wknd - Hamilton
28 Tue 10am CCWM board mtg

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1 Sat poss. Single Friends Day
2-3 Sun-Mon new-staff retreat - Faith Mission
3-7 Tue-Fri VT retreat - Faith Mission
21 Fri MI in-person board mtg

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1-7 Mon-Sun Dollar-a-Day

NOVEMBER
Poss. time in Afr., India, Aus.; poss. speaking at Pstr Y's church
17 Khev's conf
23 Fri MI online board mtg
29 ~J's dad's b'day (poss. party on 30th)

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29: KH/S wedding)

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Feb 22-30: time off
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