Relief for Friends

The civil protest movement in Southeast Asia has continued for over a year and evolved into what analysts are calling a civil war. As well, many international aid organizations are barred from operating within the geographical borders of the country. Some communities have remained in their area, some have fled to remote areas and others crossed international borders to flee the violence and chaos. All of these have in common the loss of their support system that supplies their basic necessities in shelter, food and clean water. Through this fundraiser, we aim to help bridge that gap. Until this point we were aimed at a few known friends and their families who needed to flee. This new phase, we are stretching our arms, through the generosity of your gift to use that network of friends to help those in need. Your gift will be used to buy food, build shelters and clean water for the communities surrounding our friends. This might be in a refugee camp or an IDP campout in the forest or even in huddling communities in urban areas. We are so very grateful for your care for these communities!

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TKT and Susan

For our dear friends TKT and Susan, as they walk through this breast cancer journey during troubled times. They have been so dedicated throughout many years of partnership and friendship together. Let us support and love them in prayer, encouragement, and practical helps as we are enabled to do so. Update May/June 2022: Thank you to all those who have given and prayed and encouraged! Susan has finished the prescribed radiation and chemo! Now there is a large number of tests and scans she is supposed to do. About USD $1000 is needed for these. We are hoping these scans will continue to show no cancer and that she is on her way to recovery. Update January 2022: Susan has had 6 rounds of chemo pre-operation, which seems to have gotten rid of the cancer cells entirely. They had originally anticipated doing a mastectomy, but due to the success of the chemo, they gave her the option of doing a lumpectomy, which is relatively rare in their context. God provided the opportunity to have the lumpectomy surgery, and the doctors were amazed by the biopsy result that showed no cancer in the tissue they removed. Since lumpectomies are fairly rare there, they did not include radiation therapy in the original estimate of the treatment. (Radiation is usually not needed if someone has a mastectomy.) So, now there is a bit of an additional need for funds, about $2,600, for the radiation. You are welcome to help with this need.

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Bangladesh Staff

SIL Bangladesh is a locally operated organization that works with local communities to ensure that their language continues to serve their social, cultural, political, economic and spiritual needs. SIL Bangladesh is raising funds from a global team to support local staff working in language development and translation projects in these communities.

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