Nong Bua Camp Is Born
Our bible school in Chiangmai has become "headquarters" to pack food supplies for the refugee families. Our trucks deliver the food and supplies to the three main areas the refugees are concentrated in. Over 550 families are being ministered to through the food distribution program through our ministry. Along with food, we are delivering sleeping mats, blankets, mosquito nets, drinking water containers and basic food utensils. We use the trucks that normally take our children to school each day. Just like the tsunami relief efforts back in 1995, every facet of our ministry is getting involved.
Our Trucks Arrive With Food and Supplies
The Thai Government and the United Nations have not officially gotten involved in this matter yet. At this point they are simply monitoring the situation and constricting the movement of the people so they do not come deeper into Thailand. Through the years the style the Thai government uses is a "watch and see" approach, in hopes that the people return to their mother country. "Refugee Fatigue" is the commonly noted condition as Thailand has been hosting refugees since back in the Viet Nam War days four decades ago.
The outreach being conducted by our ministry is vitally important for the well being of these refugees. It is predominantly Christians that are reaching out to them right now. We thank you for helping us to continue reaching these precious people. Their lives have been turned upside down, but through the love of God's people we are able to bring a degree of peace and well being back to their lives. The Name of Christ is being lifted up. God is turning this horrible situation around as many lives are being touched with the Gospel and the love of God. Thank you for helping us to make this possible.
God Bless You Richly,
Charlie and Cathy Milbrodt
PS: If you would like to help with this outreach, checks should be sent to: LWMI, PO Box 70090, Tucson AZ 85737. Credit card donations can be given at our website www.lwmi.org Funds can be wired directly to our Thailand account if you prefer. Simply provide your bank with the following information:
Account Name: Living Word Ministries
S.W.I.F.T. Code: SICO TH BK
The Siam Commercial Bank Public Co., LTD.
Thaphae Branch, Chiangmai
17 Thaphae Rd. Tambon Chanklan
Ampur Muang, Chiangmai 50100