For the last week we have watched and listened to information about the Russian invasion of the small country of Georgia. We watched TV with a sickening feeling when we heard that thousands of innocent people had been killed. The news reports continued to tell of the thousands of refugees that have fled from their homes away from the fighting.
When we hear a news report from a country such a long way from our homes, it is hard for us to visualize the suffering, the paralyzing fear, the sorrow and the uncertainty that these people are facing right now.
However, the reality of this war and the reality of the refugee camps came today when Diana Crandall, Answers WorldWide Translation Coordinator, received a phone call directly from a refugee camp in Georgia. Diana’s first response was to ask the caller if she was safe; and she responded that, “The bombing has stopped at this time, but the Russians are still here”.
The request from this missionary worker was for permission to translate Ken Ham’s booklet Why is there Death and Suffering? and Dr. Tommy Mitchell’s booklet Why does God’s Creation include Death and Suffering? into the Georgian language for immediate publication and distribution. The missionary worker spoke with such compassion for the Georgian people and stated that these books/booklets were exactly what they needed. Many people in these camps have lost family members and close friends to the Russian invaders.
Diana assured her that we would fast-track this request so that the books and booklets could be available as quickly as possible. Answers WorldWide will attempt to raise the funds for immediate translation and printing. What a great open door to the suffering people of Georgia as AiG once again gets the call to minister in another country of the world.
Please be in prayer that God will provide $10,000 right away to meet this urgent need for translation and printing. Please also be much in prayer for this very special missionary and her fellow missionaries that are ministering to these hurting people in Georgia.