Thursday, July 24, 2014

Humanitarian news from Tonga

This article tells of Church Humanitarian money used to rebuild homes in Tonga, damaged or destroyed by the tropical cyclone Ian.

My favorite part of the story - other than the amazing generosity of the Saints - is that the homes will be rebuilt by TRAINING LOCAL PEOPLE in building trades and hiring them to build the homes.  This combination of self-reliance and humanitarian aid is truly the LORD's way and promises the best outcomes for the future.  We are supporting a similar program in Slovakia with the Roma.

I posted the photo because they got it right this time: the face of the Church in Tonga is actually Tongan!