Pray for Turkey & Syria
The earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria on February 6 were some of the deadliest and most devastating within the last decade globally. It’s one of the deadliest and most devastating earthquakes globally within the last decade. The Alliance Canada is responding as swiftly as possible to bring relief to those impacted, mobilizing resources, and partnerships to ensure essential help arrives where it needs to be. Access to the regions is difficult either because of current weather conditions, as is the case in Turkey, or because of already existing geographical challenges, and the current disaster has exacerbated the situation.
Our initial responses will be widespread with smaller partnership as we start so as to cover as much ground as we can in these early days. Currently there are 3 local churches in different parts of the affected areas in Turkey that are setting up communications and assistance stations to help those in their area. As this is published, we are sending funds to our workers on the ground in Turkey who will direct the money to assist in these areas. Those who are in the affected area and want to help are often victims themselves, so please be in prayer for these people that they will find effective ways and systems to distribute help as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The Alliance Canada is also engaged with Alliance World Fellowship (AWF) globally and with specific member churches like Hong Kong Alliance Mission, CAMA Services US, a Peruvian Alliance worker and the Emerald region of the AWF. We are working to form partnerships with these organizations, with whom we have trusted relationships, and who have strong connections on the ground to broaden our impact.
Pray for those affected. You are no doubt watching the news and have a sense of just how devastating this is and the cold weather is compounding the suffering.
Because of your previous generosity we already have funds on hand to get us started and if you would like to participate further, which would be fantastic, you can contribute here: