Wow, 2015 is really flying by. We have already seen the first quarter of 2015 come and go. We are excited to share with you some of the projects that CSI was fortunate to be a part of. CSI was able to help finance over $30,000 in relief efforts from January 1, – March 31, 2015 because of our faithful supporters.
CSI was able to help with flood relief in Sri Lanka and Malawi. We were also able to help those suffering religious persecution. We were excited to help purchase a Braille Writer as part of our new Education Fund for Pablo, a young boy in Mexico. March was especially busy for CSI.
We had a great team that went to the Dominican Republic for a Medical Mission trip. The team saw hundreds of patients during there 6 clinics. While the team had a focus of meeting physical needs of the people who came to the clinics they were also able to share the gospel and pray with many patients. You can read more about this exciting trip in our March blog updates.
The month of March also brought Cyclone Pam. Cyclone Pam caused widespread damage to Vanuatu. Thousands of homes, churches and buildings were completely destroyed and more severely damaged. CSI has provided relief funds and already started a food relief project, The Joseph Food Project, when our assessment team was on the ground just days following this disaster. The team was able to purchase rice and other items for use in the coming weeks when food shortages will rise due to crops and livestock being washed away during the storm. It will take many months for the people to have a harvest again. CSI is still raising funds for this project and hopes to provide food relief for the next several months. CSI also helped with debris removal and repairs of a church and on some homes but there is still much to be done. The people of Vanuatu are hard-working and with the right resources will repair and rebuild. CSI is helping to provide tool kits and building materials to help those in need. To donate and learn more CLICK HERE.
We can’t thank you enough for your prayers and support. Sometimes it feels like the needs are so great and the small part we do is not enough but we are just asked to obey what God asks us to do with what He has given us. If you feel like God is calling you to help CSI please visit us at www.compassionservices.org so that you can learn more and find the project that God is calling you to help.