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(January 8, 2005)

All the relief materials for 2000 families worth Rs.25 lakhs have been systematically and meaningfully distributed in Pondicherry, Pulicat,Villipuram, Velankani, Poompuhar Nagapattinam and in one place in Cudalore.This distribution took place on the 6th and the 7th.

Now in the II phase, we wold like to help  another 3000 affected families in Andaman and Nicobar Islands,Machilipatnam, Nellore, Kakinada in A.P., Kanyakumari and Nagapattinam in TN.The relief materials are being packed  here in Secunderabad and will be transported in a couple of days to the destination.

But the biggest problem that is being faced is transporting   about 4 tonnes of materials to Andaman. We need free transportation or the materials must be airlifted.. Please pray with us that the Lord might give us right direction to take the love of Jesus to thousands of victims in Andaman. Many of them are our CBC  Club children who lost every thing due to this unprecedented tragedy.

January 7, 2005                                                                                                                         
Tsunami Relief Operations in Tamil Nadu report from Seva Bharat

Seva Bharat ( Mission India) has launched the Tsunami relief operations at 8 am on 5th January 2005 from Annanagar, Tamil Nadu.

2000 Survival Kits have been packed and transported by eight trucks to six different destinations namely Pulicat in Chennai, Pondicherry, Villipuram, Pumpuhar and Nagapattinam, the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu for free distribution to the victim families.

More than 4000 people were killed and several thousand houses were damaged and thousands of villagers, particularly fishermen remained homeless and jobless for the past 10 days  in these places .The Tsunami Tidal waves had hit  severely, several coastal villages in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondicherry and Andaman & Nicobar Islands on 26th December 2004.It was an unprecedented tragedy that left many dead,propeerties destroyed at one sweep  and people have been living in constant fear and hopelessness in the affected  vilages.Pondicherry, Velankani, Nagapattinam, Kanyakumari  have  have been worstly hit.

About 210 CBC children have died. Three of our Literacy Classes and three Church building  of our new church planters in Pondicherry uprooted. Many New Church Planters mission fields have been affected. Many people have fled the places and taking shelter in relatives homes, churches and marriage halls. Drinking water, food  and clothing have  been scarcely available.

Seva Bharat Mission India has compassionately  and prayerfully   responded  to the needs of the suffering  lot  and came forward to help 2000 victim families by providing 2000 Survival kits containing relief materials worth Rs. 25 lakhs. (US$ 58,139)

Each Survival Bag has a Dry Kit and a Relief Kit:

                  Relief Kit                Dry Kit  
 1. Bed sheets                 2  1.Rice                                10 kgs
 2. Saree with Blouse       1  2.Toor Dal               ( Lentils 2 Kg)
 3. Lungi                         1  3.Cooking Oil                      250ml
 4. Banian                       1  4.Tamarind                          250 mg
 5. Cooking Vessels         2 (aluminium)  5.Salt packet                       1
 6. Plates                        2 (steel)   6.Mango Pickle                   250 gms
 7. Tumblers                    2 (steel)   7.Chilly Packet                    1
 8. Spoons                      2 (steel)  8.Masala Packet                  1
 9. Mats                          2  9.Tooth Powder                    1
10.Bucket                       1 (plastic) 10.Match Box                       1
11.Pot                            1 (plastic)  
12.Mug                           1 (plastic)  

Freedom from Fear and  Who is Jesus Tracts.
These relief operations have been organized by 25 volunteers under the leadership of Dr. J. Chiranjeevi, General Director, Seva Bharat, Mr. Jireh Abraham, Natioal Ministry Coordinator,Literacy, Mr. Suvarna Rao,Logistics department;Mr. Balaji and Mr. Kumanan, the State Ministry Cooridinators and 12 District Ministry Coordinators from  the state of Tamilnadu.

The Relief materials were packed in eight trucks which have been flagged off on the 5th of January 2005 by Bishop M. Prakash, Chairman, Minority Commission, Govt. of Tamil Nadu and Dr. Ebenezer Sundar Raj, former General Secretary, India Missions Association (IMA) in the presence of Mrs. John Stephen, Mr. Dorairaj and other church leaders of Tamil Nadu. Mr. John Stephen- Treasurer, Seva Bharat and Mr. Ezra Samuel- Treasurer, Letha are overseeing the relief operations.

In the second phase of relief operations next week, Seva Bharat is planning to distribute relief materials to another 3000 victim families in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh..

We need your prayers for the safe transport of the relief materials and  their  distribution to the genuine victims and thus help rebuild Tsunami ravaged  villages soon.

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