As you may know there have been multiple efforts to raise funds for the flood relief on the Amazon. The really amazing thing is to see what happens when we “release” God to do as He wills… That may sound odd but I heard the same thing from the brothers at two churches in Bellingham. it went something like this, “The board discussed giving JungleMaster an offering but we decided to open it up to the congregation and see what God will do through His people”.
I can now report that God has provided over $13,000 through just those two offerings.. plus there have been individual gifts and other churches help that will bring the total to over $16,000 to provide food for the flood victims in the jungle.
So.. you may be asking why us, why JungleMaster? Its because we are the only help they have on this part of the river, there are some organizations working closer to Iquitos but we are the only group working this far up river. The staff in Peru reported that one Peruvian national group from Iquitos went as far as hiring a boat and loading a few dignitaries up, they ran up river with a few bags of rice and made some promises, but nothing more has come of it. So there really won’t be much help from the government.