Glorifying Christ Worldwide!
I’m sure your heart broke, seeing the anguish of so many people in the Philippines, having their world devastated by a killer typhoon.
Of course, International Aid responded immediately — just as we have responded to other disasters: hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, and more.
Thanks to the strong support of our donors, we processed hundreds of pallets of aid for those who have lost so much: water, pedia-electrolyte, baby formula, baby food, cleaning supplies, bleach, masks, diapers, toilet paper, paper plates, over-the-counter medicines, pharmaceuticals, hygiene kits, latex gloves, and toothbrushes for shipping and distribution. And this is just the beginning. Additional shipments, with other much-needed resources, are in the works. We’ve partnered with an organization already on the ground in the Philippines, so our products will be distributed immediately upon arrival. We thank God for giving us the privilege of responding to this tragedy — we thank Him, too, for those who donate our products … and for our donors, giving generously, so we can help others in their time of desperate need!
Even though the news media has moved on, thousands of displaced people in the Philippines still need help … But as you well know, the people of the Philippines are not the only ones in need in our world today. Multitudes of others are in need not because of a natural disaster, but because of a lack of access to medical equipment or medicine, vitamins, hygiene resources, and supplies. We’re just as committed to them, over the long-term, as we are to those facing an immediate crisis.
The ministry of International Aid is ongoing, not only when disasters strike. Together, we are impacting people in 44% of the countries on earth — with hundreds of shipments going to more than 175 partner organizations worldwide … nearly $500 million worth of health products and medical equipment over the past four years alone.
We’ve delivered nebulizers, X-ray equipment and ultrasound machines, ventilators and oxygen sensors, feeding tubes, stethoscopes, diagnostic equipment, blood pressure cuffs, scopes, fetal monitors and fetal dopplers, incubators and infant warmers, patient monitors, sterilizers, medical accessories and so much more … in nations of Western and Eastern Africa, Eastern Europe, the Pacific, and Central America … to name a few.
And along with these deliveries, we’ve offered medical equipment for training purposes, to ensure that the medical equipment is used effectively, and well-maintained, for years to come.
As you read this blog, we’re preparing to ship equipment to a women’s health clinic in Guatemala … provide medical equipment for training in Ghana … deliver goods to a mission in Nigeria … ship an operating table and light, and an anesthesia machine to Jamaica … place patient monitors in a hospital in Gabon … all in addition to our ongoing response to the catastrophe in the Philippines.
So as you can see, we are reaching those in need all around the world, day in and day out. We respond to the cry for help not only when disasters strike but also where there is need daily.
TOGETHER, we can do amazing things to reach the world for Christ!
(Note to reader: We said it is a privilege to respond to the crisis in the Philippines, and we use the term deliberately. The apostle Paul says, “in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others … Have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.” He speaks of how Jesus took on “the very nature of a servant” (Philippians 2). To model ourselves on no less than Jesus Himself is a privilege indeed. Thank you again for doing the work of Jesus with us around the world.)