From Sri Lanka
in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Yesterday, I took a final look at
the effects of the tsunami. I went to the site where a train
was derailed and killed over 1000 passengers. The train
was not even close to the shore. Maybe 800 yards or more
away. It took it off the tracts and left crumpled several
yards away. The tracks itself looked more like a fleeing
snake, instead of a straight line. Rows and rows of houses
used to hug the shore lines from Colombo to Galle. Now they
look like neat campsites, replaced by brand new colorful
tents next to ruined brick buildings or bare cement floors.
met one girl whose entire family were killed. She either
cannot talk or was too shy to say anything. Several times,
I took long walks in their beautiful sandy beach. Not once
did I see a native swimming. Many times, I find them standing
and just staring at the sea.
prayer is for them and the good workers I leave behind.
getting ready to leave the country now. I have done my job
here and it is ti
nurses, preachers and worked at a new site together. My
only regret is that this was not done sooner. At least I
leave behind knowing that God has worked things out for
also feel good about the WBS mission here. I got bundles
of WBS flyers in the hands of the local preachers. They
know what to do with them and will ask more when they run
out. Am now on my way to Singapore and will meet with more
church workers there regarding WBS.
This has been a worthy trip for me personally. I got to
do what I came here for and learned a lot in the process.
next relief trip will be Indonesia.
to Help Leyte Landslide Survivors