Monthly Archives: November 2010
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUqle4ixuqY The amazing thing about fingerprints is that they leave small unique marks on everything we contact evidence of our presence, our involvement, our touch, an impression of us that lingers even after we have gone. Use our gift catalogue “Gifts of the Samaritan” to add your fingerprints to more places!
Christmas is coming up quickly. It is hard to believe that another year has swept by. But as we head into the Christmas season and a New Year, it’s sometimes good to look back on the year that was 2010… This year we have been overwhelmed and humbled by the support of so many donors and volunteers and as a result have been able to impact hundreds of thousands of lives. In 2010 alone, over 200,000+ people have been impacted by the work of Samaritan’s Purse Australia. From Mongolia to Jordan, Sudan, Cambodia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea and even here …
We reviewed our reports from our shoe box processing at the warehouses yesterday. 16 Containers have been shipped to Cambodia, Haiti, Thailand, Vietnam, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea to date. We have processed a total of 206,506 shoe boxes (as per November 11) and we currently have approximately 74,500 shoe boxes that are yet to be processed. This means that 64,994 children across South East Asia and the Pacific Islands will not receive a box this year without more boxes. The target of 346,000 shoe boxes for 2010 was set based on the plans that our partners in countries like Cambodia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea …
Please pray for the people suffering from the disease, for our staff as they prepare to fight another front in the battle against the cholera outbreak, and that we would have enough personnel and supplies to effectively combat the disease.
Hurricane Tomas swept along western Haiti on Friday with strong winds, heavy rains, and storm surge, unleashing dangerous flooding in the beleaguered nation. The damage from Hurricane Tomas could pose serious problems for a country still reeling from the earthquake in January and from the recent outbreak of cholera.
“A box of inexpensive gifts is priceless to a child in need” that is how Faye Michelson opened her article about Operation Christmas Child in the Australian edition of the Salvation Army Magazine, WARCRY. Her article gives an interesting perspective on the project that brings in over 8,5 million shoe boxes filled with gifts around the world this year. While the concept is stunning in its simplicity—ask people to donate a box of presents, collect and distribute them—the logistics are mind-boggling. – Faye Michelson Read the full article in the Australian edition of “The WARCRY”