Repairing a West African Orphanage

Gordon Robertson takes us to West Africa where Operation Blessing helps an orphanage in desperate need of repairs.

Mother Edith started an orphanage in West Africa with only one child she found on the side of the road. Today she cares for nearly 100 children, many of them orphaned by war, poverty and disease.

Operation Blessing teams helped repair and reinforce the mud brick walls of the orphanage with concrete. They also painted the interior and exterior, put in new floors and replaced the roof. Mother Edith told the operation blessing staff, “The joy that I have here now is the work you are doing here.”

You can find out more about operation blessing by going to their website at www.ob.org.

Providing Aid for Thailand Fire Victims

Gordon Robertson shares the CBN reaction to a disastrous fire that destroyed a refugee camp in Thailand.

CBN was quick to respond after a devastating fire swept through a refugee camp in western Thailand on March 21. More than two thousand people were left homeless. The people in the camp are Burmese Karen refugees and seventy percent of them are Christian.  CBN partnered with a local church to provide immediate aid by supplying clothing, shoes and cooking items. Future help includes possible medical supplies and tents for temporary use until a church that was destroyed can be rebuilt. Christian Burmese survivors kept their faith in God despite the tragedy, stating ‘life will always have hardships but our God is greater and He gave us hope.’

For more information about what CBN is doing around the world, log on to CBN International.

Operation Blessing Micro-enterprise Projects

Gordon Robertson takes a look at an Operation Blessing micro-enterprise project in Honduras that helps one family keep food on the table.

Operation Blessing micro-enterprise projects are helping thousands of people provide for their families. A single father in Honduras was struggling to provide for his six children. When folks at Operation Blessing heard about it, volunteers built them a new home and helped the father, Alberto, start a bicycle repair business. Alberto has since expanded his business to include TV and radio repair and his income now allows him to feed his family and send his children to school.

Nigerian Medical Mission

Many of us take for granted a trip to the doctor or a routine medical check-up.  For villagers in rural Nigeria who sometimes live miles from a large town or even a paved road, this may be nearly impossible.  So CBN recently held a 5-day medical mission in 5 neighboring villages in north eastern Nigeria. A total of 3,963 villagers were treated during the medical mission. Out of this number, 12 received general surgeries. 350 of them also received free reading glasses. A woman was delivered of a set of twins by the team of Doctors in the course of the program.  During the outreach, 212 people prayed to receive Christ for the first time.

Scripture: Matthew 25: 34-40 (NKJV)

34 ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

37 Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’