Loving our neighbour

23 Feb, 2016 | Pakistan
OM International
Families in Pakistan affected by the October 2015 earthquake receive food and blankets.
When a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of Southern Asia on 26 October, 2015, OM Pakistan was compelled to respond.

To date, 231 people have been killed by the quake in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. One OM team member shared that heavy showers and snowfall have hindered relief operations and made helicopter missions more challenging. The team has had to rely on local roads to transport relief items, which has caused delays in reaching the affected communities.

However, after surveying the needs and damage in these areas, OM Pakistan was able to provide two weeks worth of food and blankets for affected families, distributing 407 food packages and 240 blankets.

As the team distributed these items to groups of 40-50 people, they shared a short message on the Good Samaritan to explain the impact of genuine Christian love.

One earthquake survivor was very moved after hearing the story: “We are very happy that you have come to our village from a very far place to bring these things in our time of need. I am thankful to you on behalf of all of my family. I love this story and see that like the Samaritan you are a stranger to us, but you are bringing help when we desperately require it.”

Pray for all the families affected by the earthquake, that their needs would be met, both physically and spiritually.

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