Thursday, May 29, 2008

Myanmar Update

It has been nearly a month since Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar wreaking havoc in the nation, leaving thousands dead and many more homeless. The best estimates are that 80,000 have been killed and another 50,000 are still missing.

Approximately 2.5 million have been directly affected by the loss of their home, crop or a loved one.

Thank you so much to each individual who has already given to this tremendous need. As you can see in Brother Frizzell’s own words below, the initial help that CSI sent has been expended and more aid is needed.

The money that has been sent to Bro Buai is almost gone. The government charged them $1000.00 to pay for the repair of the road leading to the church and the restoration of electricity (power outages included).

Repairs are in the process and several roof repairs were made to the churches but none were completely repaired. They were repairs made to keep the rain out of the interior. The wall that surrounds the compound is being repaired with bricks and cement. Windows that were broken are repaired.

Rice, water, and cooking oil have been purchased and distributed.

Many of you have made a financial donation to CSI on behalf of the nation of Myanmar and others have donated medications for Med Packs.

On behalf of those in Myanmar who have received this aid we say thank you. Now that the government of Myanmar is allowing humanitarian aid and humanitarian groups into the country we need more of the following medications for Med Packs to be sent.

Triple antibiotic cream – Tylenol, Advil, etc – Imodium – Band Aids – Hydrogen Peroxide Iodine solution – Children’s vitamins – Adult vitamins

According to Brother Buai and Brother Frizzell the people in Myanmar are in need of rice and cooking oil immediately. Fifteen families can be fed (for a week) with $500 spent on rice.

While our immediate help is necessary we must also prepare for both the near future and the next several months. There is an ongoing problem in the Irrawaddy Delta region for agriculture because the cyclone has caused the loss of planting and harvesting for this year. Because many of the oxen and farmers died in the cyclone there is no one to plow the ground. Even if they could, the current flooding conditions prohibit it. Both Vietnam and Cambodia have banned the exportation of rice to Myanmar so the coming crisis will be greater in the next few months.

According to those in Myanmar the nation could be looking at a rice shortage very soon with a loss of nearly 40% of their annual crop in rice and vegetables. The leadership of the church in Myanmar has formulated a plan called the Joseph Project. This project will consist of the following.
1. Establish a storage building for supplies
2. Store rice and oil for the time when these items become scarce
3. Purchase 200 45 lb bags of rice
4. Purchase 50 cases of cooking oil

You can help us realize the Joseph Project by contributing to the following:
Rice 200 bags (45 lbs each) @ $11 a bag
Oil 50 cases (6 liters each) @ $18.00 a case
Building – $400 10x14 – wooden floors, bamboo wall and tin roof

While most of us cannot individually take care of this need, surely some of us can buy a bag of rice or a case of oil. Please contribute online or mail your donation to:
CSI – Myanmar Joseph Project
8855 Dunn Road
Hazelwood, MO 63042

Thank you again for your prayers and financial support.

Scotty Slaydon
Director CSI

Praise Report

From Aslam and Toy Malik (Pakistan):

God moved in a great way in our missionary service in Foley, Alabama. Two young girls received the Holy Spirit and many lives were touched by the hand of God. Praise the Lord!!

Prayer Request

From Chester Terry (Australia):

Please pray for our two-year-old granddaughter.

We got word a few hours ago that our daughter’s two-year-old daughter, our granddaughter, was found in her bed in a semi-coma, and it seems her sugar level was down to 37.

She has never been diagnosed as a diabetic so this has been such a shock to all of us.

She is now in the Dallas Children’s Hospital having test done. This has been so hard on our daughter who found her not responding when she went to check on her this morning. The ambulance came and she was put in ICU and then later transferred to Dallas. Please hold them up in prayer. Dayna and Jessie McMahon were our aimers a few years ago when we were on deputation. Pray for her grandparents as well as we are struggling being so far away at this time.

Please pray for Next Steps 2009 which begins next week in the Dominican Republic.

The twenty Next Steppers will be trained for three weeks and then have five weeks of hands-on involvement with camps, crusades, special services, etc.

Praise Report

From John and Sherri Hemus (United Kingdom):

A man who recently had been to a couple of our services came to see us yesterday unexpectedly. He told me a few weeks ago that the Lord had directed him to us. He said that they have a group of around 1,200 people that have been praying, they needed the truth.

They knew that there was more. He watched us baptize a Methodist minister a few weeks ago and watched him be filled with the Holy Spirit. Yesterday I gave him the full Gospel message of salvation. With my tool belt on and knee pads, laid hands on him and in seconds he received the Holy Spirit. He left us and said he was on the way to start arranging the first meeting.

Thank you for your prayers and support. We serve an Awesome God.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters still suffering the results of the cyclone in Myanmar. Please pray that God will bless the efforts of Compassion Services International to reach this nation with the relief supplies they need to recover from this tragedy. Please consider investing in this effort.



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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Prayer Requests
From William and Elizabeth Turner (Russia/Kazakhstan/Urkaine):
Please pray for an outpouring of God's Spirit during our special evangelism services in Kiev, Ukraine May 15-18, 2008, with Brother Monty Showalter as our evangelist.

From Mary Schroeder (FMD):
Please pray for Marilyn Miller (VFMA: United Kingdom/Pacific Region).

Sister Marilyn Miller is still having heart problems that they thought they had fixed with a pacemaker adjustment. Please pray for her.

Praise Reports
From John and Anne Nowacki (France):
For our Pentecostal Convention, we had a “Prophetic Thunder Convention” with evangelist Morton Bustard in the city of Troyes. Over 900 people attended this two day crusade. We had at least 250 first time guests. Sunday, the day of Pentecost, 50 people received the baptism of the Holy Ghost. This has never happened in the recent history of the French UPC! Many healings and deliverances happened instantly. One elderly lady who could not walk for several months walked out of her wheel chair. Praise the Lord!

From Howard Smith (Spain):
We had a three day ¨altar workers seminar¨ with Missionary Charles Robinette here in Barcelona. The Lord filled 44 with the Holy Ghost during these three days, with several water baptism´s and healings.

The following weekend Brother Robinette preached our Regional Conference with 91 receiving the Holy Ghost, eleven of this number was from our church making 55 souls from the Pentecostals of Barcelona.

In total there were 135 filled with the Spirit during these two weekend services. We have had 72 receive the Holy Ghost this year in our local church.... Praise God!

From Lynden Shalm (RD, Asia):
I am writing concerning the earthquake with a 7.8 magnitude that rocked China today. The epicenter was about 50 miles from where our AIMer lives. We have received word from the AIMer's parents who wrote that "she is SAFE. Her apartment building doesn't seem to be damaged and the electricity is still on. The aftershocks have been few and not so strong. Thank the Lord!"

Please continue to pray for her continued safety.

From Steven Andrus (Benin):
What an incredible weekend we just had in Benin. In 3 nights of services 28 people received the Holy Ghost in a local church!

Saturday, May 10, 2008