June 20, 2011
Dear Prayer Partners,
There is a small natural disaster happening right now in northern Hunan Province and we wanted to let you know about it so that you could be praying for the people of Yueyang who are affected.
For the last several months, Hunan has been experiencing drought, it is the worst drought in 60 years according to experts. Two weeks ago it began to rain, and it has not stopped. All of this rain, falling on top of very, very dry ground has caused wide-spread flooding and even some landslides.
Please be in prayer for the people of Yueyang. Pray for their human needs to be met, but also be praying that as local believers respond to meet these human needs, they will also have many opportunities to share about their motivation for helping out people that they don’t even know.
The people in Hunan are not new to natural disasters and tragedy. Unfortunately for these people, these sorts of natural disasters seem to happen far too often. Because of this, it’s easy for those who are not directly affected to quickly forget about those who’s lives have been directly touched by the disaster.
Thank you for your prayers,