Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Please pray for those affected by the earthquakes in China. I was talking to some of my students and the quakes were so hard that they were even felt all the way in Beijing! Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, is a three hour plane ride from Beijing. The epicentre of the quakes is about 160 km from Chengdu, so think about how strong the 7.9 magnitude earthquake must have been.

To date there have been a reported 13, 000 deaths ... and sadly as rescue workers try to help people out of the collapsed buildings ... they will probably find more bodies than survivors. It's a bit of an eerie feeling because the quakes happened two weeks after I left Chengdu. I could have possibly been part of the chaos if the quakes happened earlier. Thank God that the team got home safely! And thank God that all my students and their families are okay too.

My heart really aches for the people of China, especially those in Sichuan province. Please do keep the nation of China in your prayers. I really pray that during this time of need that Christians all over China, and all over the world, can offer hope and aid to the hurting Chinese people. As I've been telling people, China is a nation that hears God, but also listens. I know God will be with this nation during their time of need.

Sending my love to China ...