When Need Arises, Compassion Teams Go
Gospel for Asia Newsletter

August 2012 • Vol. 8, No. 5

When Need Arises, Compassion Teams Go

Whenever there is a natural disaster in South Asia, Gospel for Asia-supported Compassion Services teams step in to provide support and demonstrate Jesus’ love to those in need.

Such was the case when flooding recently occurred in a western district of Sri Lanka.

Flooding is common in this district, and on this particular occasion, the overflow contaminated several wells in the area. So, five team members came with cleaning equipment—and hearts to serve.

For the first two days, the team managed to clean 17 wells. Then they traveled to another district and cleaned 33 more. The villagers were so thankful for the help they received, and what a delight it was when they even pitched in to help!

And because of their thankfulness, the residents are much more receptive to hear about the love of Jesus. Compassion Services teams fulfill a truly special calling by using their lives to demonstrate the servant attitude that Jesus showed to us: “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).

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