Dear pastors, church leaders and brothers and sisters in the Lord,
Several months ago, when two successive earthquakes that registered 7.8 and 7.6 on the Richter’s scale struck the Türkiye-Syria border which caused, massive losses of lives and property, we wrote an appeal letter to you to help raise funds from the Chinese Baptist churches in North America to be sent to SEND RELIEF, an agency of the Southern Baptist Convention specializing in mobilizing resources into disaster areas worldwide. Such efforts would provide opportunities for Gospel conversations with a people who have been resistant to the preaching of the Gospel in their midst.
幾個月前，當連續兩次在里氏量表(Richter’s Scale) 上錄得的7.8級和7.6級地震，襲擊土耳其及敘利亞邊境，造成大量人員和財產損失，我們給您寫了一封呼籲信，目的從北美的華人浸信教會籌集捐獻資金，送往SEND RELIEF（一個附屬美南浸信會的賑災機構，專責動員救援人員及資源進入世界各地災區），祈望借著這樣的愛心行動，讓當地一直抵制福音的人群有機會聽到福音，感受神的愛。
Today, we have sent on your behalf a check of $69,336.14, representing funds that we have collected up to July 20, 2023 which also closes our fund-raising efforts for the region. We thank you for your generosity and support. We are confident that the money you have sent will and are being used for ministering to the “least of these” and to the furtherance of the Kingdom of God. Please click this link to access the latest news about the disaster relief and how your expressions of compassion are put to work: Turkey-Syria Earthquake – Send Relief
感謝神！截至 2023 年 4 月30日，我們一共籌集到 USD $69,336.14，已全數送到 SEND RELIEF，也同時結束了是次的籌款工作。 我們衷心感謝您的慷慨和支持，保證您的愛心捐獻將會或正在讓災區中最需要得著幫助的人群受益，進一步擴展神的國度。 若想獲知 SEND RELIEF在災區最新的救援工作情況，清楚您送上的捐獻怎樣被運用，請按以下的網址接連 Turkey-Syria Earthquake – Send Relief
We praise God for your generosity and the gifts that keep on giving through the lives that are touched because you cared!
Pastor Amos, Senior Liaison
Chinese Baptist Fellowship of the US and Canada