I don’t know what to say. I’m struggling to get my head around what is happening in Burma and now this. It’s hard to imagine. At least in China the government is concerned for the welfare of the people and is taking rapid steps to do what it can, as opposed to the junta in Myanmar where they would apparently rather see people die than chance losing their grip on power.
As you may know from the protests surrounding the Olympic torch, China is not as open as some countries. So there is one similarity to Burma. If there were CCCI staff in China, I couldn’t tell you about them. I did a quick google and various sources I found put the number of Christians in China at anywhere from 50 – 80 million or so. I am praying that they will have an opportunity to share the love of Christ with their neighbors – during this time of tragedy.
I am sure that we are going to have plenty of opportunities to show that love as well – especially in the form of assistance to the people over there. I hope and pray that we will do as we have in the past and share generously with people who had much less than we did when things were going well – and now are in dire conditions.