JULY 26, 2015 BY MICHAEL & FAWN
We have an exciting update for you. (Beyond the fact that we are all relatively healthy again – over our various illnesses of typhoid and strep throat and whatever else was in there…thank-you Jesus for hearing our prayers!)
Disaster relief in Nepal:
Helimission (HM) has been working in Nepal since shortly after the massive earthquakes that rocked the Himalayan region in April and May of this year. In partnership with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) and a couple of other organizations, HM has been helping to provide disaster relief for the Kathmandu area. HM and MAF have worked together on several occasions, and it has proved to be very fruitful.
For some incredible firsthand stories and photos from HM director Simon Tanner, check out www.helimission.org. He was present for the second quake.
HM has a long history of being involved in disaster relief operations, almost since it’s founding (check out their website for where and when). This type of live-saving work has often been the “door opener” into areas otherwise closed to missions work (as recently as the typhoon in the Philippines).
What does this mean for us?
HM leadership recently asked Michael if he could squeeze in a trip to Nepal to work with and learn from MAF and their staff dedicated to disaster relief, something Helimission is looking to implement at some point in the future. Given Michael’s background, training, desires and experience he is potentially a good fit for the possible role of Disaster Relief Coordinator within Helimssion.
So, today, at the beginning of our break in between Units 3 & 4 of language school, the kids and I dropped him off at the airport here in Papua, and he’s on his way! He’ll be there for about 10 days.
Please pray for safety and for God to use him in mighty ways!
We’ll keep you updated. Thanks for working with us in these distant places!
Fawn and the kiddos