Humanitarian Aid

 

Covid-19 is continuing to leave a swathe of destruction across the globe. The number of cases in India have significantly increased over the past few weeks, with hundreds of thousands of cases reported each day, and the death rate is soaring. Sri Lanka has had around 2,000 new Covid cases daily and the hospitals are full. In Cambodia, case numbers are also surging and Phnom Penh is under an ever-stricter lockdown. Vietnam has a worrying spate of new community transmissions.

The impact of Covid-19 on people’s livelihoods has been catastrophic, affecting working hours and earnings of millions of people. In these nations, where the majority of people are only just able to afford their daily needs, people are struggling to provide the most basic of necessities – with many losing their livelihoods altogether. 

Our DPM teams in Cambodia and Vietnam have therefore been very busy providing essential humanitarian aid to those most in need, and this has opened the door to many people hearing the Gospel message in their own language – with wonderful results; then being prayed for and also receiving Derek’s books. 

In Cambodia, medical supplies and food parcels are being regularly distributed.  One such trip was to the Pursat Province, six hours west from Phnom Penh.  Here, the DPM team distributed food parcels to 100 families and gave out Derek’s book, Do You Realise How Valuable You Are?  Every person accepted Jesus as their savior and the local church is now following up with them.

In Vietnam, basic necessities have been provided for several hundred families from four different areas, along with families in Ho Chi Minh city.  After receiving these gifts, one man came back to the church and accepted Jesus as his savior. He is now a faithful church member! One of our coordinators even travelled 500 km to a mountainous area to give out aid parcels! 

We now want to extend our humanitarian aid support to southern India and help several hundred families in great need.  We are also committed to helping over 100 local pastors who currently receive Bible training from our Directors, Pastors Elsie and Danny.  We have been supporting these pastors in a small way for a number of years now, but with closed churches and no work, their needs have increased since Covid-19 hit.

In Sri Lanka we have an excellent new DPM coordinator, (Anglican) Bishop Prince and we would also now like to help him to support and encourage local pastors and their congregations with essential items and Derek’s books. 

How You Can Help

  • A basic pack of food in Vietnam for a family: $20. This includes 10kg rice, 1 box of noodles, 1 litre of oil, 1 litre of fish sauce, 1 litre of salt, 1 can of milk

  • A box of 100 face masks in Vietnam costs $216.50.

  • In India and Sri Lanka, a five-day food pack for a family of four costs approximately $15. This includes 5 kg rice; 1 kg dhal, cooking oil and about 15 other essential cooking items. 

  • In Cambodia, an aid package costs $39.  This consists of: 20 kg rice, 1 case of instant noodles, 10 cans of fish, 1 kg sugar, 1 kg salt, 1 kg peanuts, 2 soap, 10 face masks and a DPM teaching booklet

If you would like to help our Derek Prince team leaders in these nations to provide these essential food and medical items to some of the world’s most vulnerable and open the doors to share the Gospel with them, you may donate securely on our website: www.dpm.co.nz/Give/Humanitarian Aid. This will qualify for tax rebate status. Our guarantee is that 100% of your gift will be sent to DPM team leaders to distribute in these nations.

We will show mercy to the poor and not miss an opportunity to do acts of kindness for others, for these are the true sacrifices that delight God’s heart.
Hebrews 13:16

Thank you for your generosity and for standing with those who need it most during these challenging times.

God's blessings

Warren G.W. Smith

Regional Director, DPM-Asia/Pacific

Donation to Where Most Needed Humanitarian 

Under the new NZ tax regulations, effective 1 April 2019: All donations designated NZ Ministry, Where Most Needed or Where Most Needed Humanitarian are tax-deductible All other donations are non tax-deductible