Krakatau volcano/tsunami disaster:

BMS call for prayer

You will have seen images of the devastation in Indonesia after a tsunami struck coastal towns. Please join us in prayer today for those affected by the disaster.

More than 400 people were killed and hundreds left injured after the tsunami hit towns on Indonesia’s Sunda Strait. It struck at around 9.30 pm local time on Saturday 22 December and is believed to have been caused by the eruption of the Anak Krakatoa volcano.

The tsunami destroyed buildings and hit tourist destinations. The death toll is expected to rise over the coming days. BMS World Mission is talking to trusted partners in the region about what response will be needed.

You can help today by joining us in prayer. Please pray for:

  • The responders on the ground as they work to find survivors.
  • Those who have lost loved ones. Pray for strength in this most difficult of times.
  • The people yet to be found. Pray they would sense help coming.
  • The long-term response. Pray that people will remember the region affected in the months and years to come, and that it would recover from this disaster.
How you can give to BMS relief work

BMS is able to respond quickly to disasters around the world because of our network of Christian partners in affected areas – and thanks to the generosity of UK believers who give before disasters happen.

To play your part in enabling churches and relief workers to help those most in need, even when the media isn’t interested, click here to give to BMS relief work now.

The tsunami is the latest disaster to hit Indonesia. In August, hundreds of people died after an earthquake struck the tourist island of Lombok. Then in September, an earthquake and tsunami struck the island of Sulawesi, killing an estimated 2,000 people.

Thanks to the giving of people like you, BMS provided £8,000 for the Lombok response and £20,000 for the Sulawesi response, with the funding going towards food and hygiene kits, shelter construction and psychosocial support.

We thank you for your prayers then, and appeal again today for your support.

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“Please encourage your church to pray for the people of Indonesia’s Sunda Strait,” says BMS Relief Facilitator Rachel Conway-Doel. “Pray too for our partners in the region. They need your prayers and love today.”

Posted on: December 23 2018

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