Urgent Appeal for The Philippines

Please continue to pray for the people in the Philippines. Flooding caused by the recent Typhoon has caused massive destruction. Flood waters rushing through towns seem to wash away everything in its path.  Thousands are without food, water and shelter. Bodies line the streets waiting to be identified. The stench of death is all around. Those who survived are now cold, exhausted and terrified. The next few days will be critical. In the aftermath of such a crisis, hunger and disease caused by stagnant water and tainted supplies will be two main areas of  concern. In a country where approximately 30% of the population live below the poverty level the loss of homes, food and income will cause further devastation to these families. You can help those in need by visiting http://www.compassionservices.org and donating to our General Fund! Your donations will be sent to help those in the greatest need. To those in need no gift is too small.  You can also mail your donations to our office: 3333-1 Rue Royale, St. Charles, MO 63301. Thank you for your prayers and support. We will continue to post updates as they become available.

Typhoon Devastates The Southern Philippines!!

We are appealing to anyone that can donate to help those affected by Typhoon Washi!

Typhoon Washi has devastated the Southern Philippines. The violent storm slammed ashore on Mindanao island this past weekend while its residents slept. The storm sent torrents of water and mud through the villages. The hardest hit areas were  Iligan and Cagayan de Oro City.  Flood waters washed away entire houses while the families were still inside. One such area located in Iligran that is between two rivers had 70% of its homes washed away. Reports have come in that  more than 1000 people have perished. Hundreds of people drowned in flash flooding while others perished in sudden landslides, which reportedly engulfed entire villages. More than 300,000 people have been affected by this storm. Rescue efforts are still underway to search  for the hundreds  that are still  missing. We have received word from those on the ground that the people affected are in need of food, water and clothing. You can help by making a donation so that  financial help can be sent to supply these most basic necessities. Financial donations are the quickest way to get help to the area.  At this time of year while we celebrate the greatest gift we have been given please consider giving to help those who have lost so much. Please keep the people of the Philippines in your prayers. The rebuilding process will be a long road. To make a donation please visit our homepage at  http://www.compassionservices.org. Donations can also be sent directly to our office: 3333-1 Rue Royale, St. Charles, MO 63301.

URGENT NEED IN TURKEY

Recent earthquakes in Turkey have caused severe devastation.  More than 2,260 buildings in Van and the vicinity were damaged or destroyed. There have been hundreds of confirmed deaths and thousands of injuries. Tens of thousands appear to be homeless as many families have had to evacuate their current homes to seek safety.  We are urging everyone who can, to donate to Compassion Services International’s General Fund so that  we can send financial support to Turkey. We have been notified by those on the ground of several families that have lost everything.  These families have had to relocate and are now in the process of rebuilding their lives by finding a permanent residence and new jobs. Together, we can help them in the interim by providing  funds for transportation and temporary housing.  Thank you in advance for helping those in need and for helping to fulfill Matthew 25:40 and James 1:27. May God’s blessings be upon  you this Christmas season as you give.  You can donate now to our General Fund by visiting our  homepage, http://www.compassionservices.org. You can also mail your donation to our office: 3333-1 Rue Royale, St. Charles, MO 63301.

 

Merry Christmas From Compassion Services International

Everyone at CSI wants to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We wish you peace and joy as you celebrate the birth of our Savior. We are so thankful that you have joined our efforts to help the hurting around the globe. Your prayers and support make it possible to send help to those who need it. Together we are able to make a difference in the lives of so many. We are excited about 2012 and all that God has planned for us.

This season should remind us that since God gave us the greatest gift,  we too should give to others. God saw that the world was in a desperate situation when he sent his son, Jesus. Right now there are so many around the world  in desperate situations. They are looking for someone to reach down to help them. Will you be that someone?
We are still taking donations here on our website, http://www.compassionservices.org or you can mail your donation to our office:
Compassion Services International
3333-1 Rue Royale
St. Charles, MO 63301
Your donations are used to send aid to those in the most desperate situations around the world.

 

 

 

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Thank You To The Youth of FPC in Melville,LA

CSI continues its work to assist those in Japan who are still in need of food and many basic necessities as there are still hundreds of people living in temporary housing.  We want to thank an amazing group of young people from Melville, LA who decided to put their compassion in action. Together with matching gifts from their church, FPC of Melville, they raised $1,000.00 to help the hurting in Japan. These young people put feet on their burden to help the hurting and now the people in Japan will receive help they desperately need. Thanks again for partnering with CSI. Together we are able to help the hurting around the globe. You can join CSI by donating at http://www.compassionservices.org or by mailing a donation to our office:

Compassion Services International

3333-1 Rue Royale

St. Charles, MO 63301