Myanmar Cyclone Devastation Abounds
Posted by truthoughts on May 4, 2008
Prayer Urgently Needed – Missionaries in danger and unable to communicate with the outside due to a catastrophic event that exceeds the devistation of Katrina in comparison.
YANGON (Reuters) – A cyclone killed more than 350 people in military-ruled Myanmar, ripping through Yangon and the Irrawaddy delta where it flattened at least two towns, officials and state media said on Sunday.
The death toll is likely to climb as the authorities manage to contact outlying islands and villages that felt the full force of Cyclone Nagris, a Category 3 storm packing winds of 120 miles per hour when it hit early on Saturday. Full Story…
You can view a video regarding the devistation HERE.
Understand The Times Ministry with Roger Oakland provides missionary work in Myanmar through an organization he has created set up to help children, called, Bryce Lodge. You can find out more about these efforts HERE.
Roger has sent out a message requesting prayer for those in Myanmar:
We have a critical situation in Yangon. A cyclone has devastated Yangon and communications have been cut off. I have not been able to make contact with our people. All we can do at this point is to pray.
Bryce Lodge 1 (picture above) Bryce Lodge 2 – Michael Miller’s House (picture above)
The local news media in Myanmar is comparing this devastation to the Katrina impact in the USA. In a location where poverty abounds and governmental problems seem insurmountable, this destructive impact can cause far more damage to this country than Katrina ever hoped to here in the US.