By Norway News Team (Originally in English)
During a severe cold spell in Norway in early December 2012, we were deeply touched by Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving and compassionate instruction for our local Association members to bring warmth to those in need, with financial assistance available upon request. We decided to act immediately due to the bitter cold at that time. On December 4, with NOK1450 (US$261) contributed by our Association members, we purchased blankets and on the 5th distributed them in Oslo to our homeless friends living in the streets. The recipients were sincerely grateful, and while doing the work, we felt Master’s love and blessing the whole time. Thank you, most beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai, for allowing us to share in Your work!
As blankets were left over after our initial distribution effort, we continued with the relief work on December 31, New Year’s Eve, to brighten the lives of the needy. We felt deeply saddened to see people sitting in the cold rain alone that day, while many others around the world were gathering together to celebrate the New Year. We distributed the blankets and conveyed God’s love along with New Year’s greetings, in hopes that their hearts would be warm forever!
Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association
for Cold Weather Relief Work in Norway, December 2012
Throughout the relief operation, the team members paid for their own transportation, food and accommodations.