We just received this from a dear pastor in Pakistan:
Hello Brother Mike,
Massive rains and subsequent flooding in Pakistan has claimed the lives of thousands of people and left countless people homeless across the country.
Thousands of villages have been submerged into rivers and millions of houses, roads, bridges, as well as standing crops and livestock, have been swept away.
Almost all provinces of the country have been badly affected .However millions are still trapped and an acute shortage of drinking water, food has been reported. Diseases have been broken out in the affected areas and desperate people are waiting for help under the open sky.
I request all the brothers & sisters to please open your hearts for these flood effected families in this painful and suffering time.
Pray that everyone still trapped by the flooding will be rescued.
Pray for the safety of rescue personnel as they work in risky conditions.
Pray for God to comfort the families and friends of the deceased.
Pray for Christian disaster relief personnel and churches to have opportunities to meet the needs of the flood victims.
Pray for housing for the homeless.
Pray for government officials to have wisdom in making decisions regarding the flood victims.
Pray that God would be glorified in the midst of this tragedy.
Your Brother in Christ,