Our next major thrust was Sri Lanka. Within eleven days after
the Tsunami, I arrived on the ground with a team of forty-two
people. In addition to Christian teachers, there were
thirty-five health care professionals- dentists, doctors,
pharmacists, trauma counselors, and physical therapists. We
were the first fully comprehensive group to organize and begin
feeding and providing medical and emotional assistance to
these devastated people. Here, too, we promised to build
houses and help these people until their lives were headed
toward some degree of normalcy.
An established ministry, “Bread for a Hungry World,” provided
seed money for the original phase of this work. Now several
different groups have built about five hundred new homes.
These groups worked in harmony to change the plight of these
hurting people. Phase two in another area is now near
completion with more than fifty homes. This village, named by
the people, is called “Samagama” which means peaceful village.
Local Christians will attest, that until the tsunami, this
area has never seen the love of Jesus displayed in such
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