Thank you for your support of PAOC International Missions. Your partnership empowers PAOC Global Workers and national partners to reach, plant, equip and care. Together, we are part of God’s mission.
I want to update you on our work in Southeast Asia. Two years ago, a major crisis developed in the region as millions of Rohingya were forced from their homes. Many, like Rubi, have been turned away from the refugee camps because they were already overflowing. Although it has faded from the news cycle, this crisis remains urgent.
The PAOC’s response, in partnership with humanitarian and national partners, is focused on the thousands of refugees living outside the camps. To date we have constructed 37 wells that give fresh water to over 7,400 people. We have also provided health outreach, food aid, water, and sanitation programming.
Our response does not just focus on the physical conditions of these traumatized individuals. Our partners, the national church, have trained and deployed 25 disciple-making workers to provide spiritual care to these communities. Because of this initiative Rubi, and thousands more like her, will have the opportunity that very few Rohingya have ever had—to know Jesus personally.
The situation for many remains desperate, but you can positively impact both the physical and spiritual conditions of the Rohingya. Your financial gift will provide food for families and will help us train an additional 25 disciple makers to reach these communities. Every dollar allocated for food assistance will be matched four times, and $29 per month provides one year of training for a worker.
Thank you for your generosity. The Rohingya have faced unspeakable hardship, but hope is on the horizon because of Canadian believers like you.