Love In Action

Master is always deeply concerned when disasters occur in any part of the world. Upon hearing news of such events, She immediately provides financial assistance and sends relief teams. Through such efforts, Her unconditional love and support are conveyed to those affected, thus reducing their suffering while helping them to rebuild their lives.

In recognition of the selfless actions of governments, organizations and relief workers around the globe, Master expresses Her gratitude as follows: "Thank you, all the international help that brings care and necessities to afflicted victims. Thank you all the relief workers for taking time and forsaking your own comfort, even traveling great distance on unfavorable roads and conditions to bring love and assistance to people in a time of need. May Heaven bless you abundantly for your generosity and noble sacrifice."

2017年11月20日, 週一

    Helping Flood Victims in Guizhou Province, China

    By Yunnan Relief Team, Mainland China (Originally in Chinese)

    Guizhou Province in southwestern China was hit with heavy rains and flooding affecting 85,000 people in July 2016. Following Master’s loving instructions, our Yunnan Association members started a relief effort to help those in need. At the end of July, our team of three members traveled to Lianghekou Village of Aozhai Township, Wanshan District in Tongren City, the most affected disaster area. With Master’s love, as well as CNY 90,000 contributed by Master and CNY 10,000 contributed by our Association members, we distributed aid to the victims.  

    First, we contacted the local Civil Affairs Bureau, and were very thankful for the tremendous help we received from them. The deputy director of the bureau picked us up at the train station, and drove us to the bureau to discuss the relief work. After careful investigation, we determined what were the relief items the victims needed most. We kindly asked the bureau to help us purchase the best quality rice and oil at the lowest price. The bureau recommended a facility that processes the items and immediately arranged a driver for us so we could see the plant.   

    At the facility, which was located in a remote place that took one and one-half hours to reach, the rice was processed in a very clean and natural environment. The rice was freshly minted from the grain, and the cooking oil was freshly made as well. After learning the rice and cooking oil would be used for relief work, the owner gave us the best price, and delivered the supplies to the disaster area free of charge. Everything went amazingly smoothly. We know it is because of God’s arrangement and loving care.

    When the flood victims saw us, their faces lit up with joy. Although in a very difficult condition, they still showed their love and gratitude through their smiles, and we were very touched. During the relief effort, we also provided a total of CNY 9,380 in cash contributions to 27 affected households.

    All the relief team members felt very fortunate that we had such an opportunity to be the tools of God and to participate in this noble relief work to bring God’s love to those who were in need. May all those affected by the flood be blessed with a quick recovery so they may resume their normal lives soon.

    Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association for Flood Relief Work in Guizhou Province, China 

    Description Amount (CNY) Receipt
    Rice and oil 90,620 A
    Cash contribution for 27 affected households 9,380 B
    Total CNY 100,000
    US$15,079.32
     

    Relief team members paid for their own transportation, food, and accommodations which totaled CNY 1,097.50.