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tragedy of earthquake in China May 13, 2008

Posted by peterong in Uncategorized.
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There are few times I am left speechless and with great heaviness. due to the earthquake in China that registered a 7.9 (some estimates say 7.8) magnitude hit China. It is the worst earthquake to hit China since 1976 which took the lives of 200,000 people in Tangshan.

Initial estimates say it is 10,000 people who have died because of the earthquakes. The most troubling story for me was about the 900 students who were trapped in the wreckage of Juyuan Middle School in China’s Sichuan province after Monday’s earthquake. Most are now presumed dead. Workers have recovered dozens of bodies and a few survivors from the rubble – but hundreds remain buried. The image of hundreds of parents standing to await news of their children is heartbreaking . Some could hear their children’s cry for help.

in Please consider giving to the relief efforts who are on the ground already doing work in China.

World Vision

Samaritan’s Purse

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1. Mick Turner - June 4, 2008

Hi Peter:

I, too, have been so concerned about the victims of the China earthquake. In addition to living and serving in China for over five years, my wife is Chinese and she has family and friends all over China. I have a number of former students, as well as numerous Christ-followers I know, who live in Sichuan. I pray for their safety and recovery. The real challenge begins now, as the long, slow, and arduous process of recovery begins.

Thank you for this lovely site. I also have a burning passion for Asian Christians, and especially the Chinese Church. I am adding your site to my blogroll plus will make a note about your site on my blog at:

http://lifebrook.wordpress.com

Blessings,

Mick Turner


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