16 May, 2008
Wenchuan/Sichuan Earthquake In China
The Bible encourages us to mourn with those who mourn and to weep with those who weep. For now it is time for us to weep and mourn alongside our brothers In Sichuan province,western China following the Monday afternoon, 12th May,2008 earthquake which registered a magnitude of 7.9 on the Richter scale.
Conservative figures places the confirmed death toll at over 20,000, though the Chinese Government expects the figure may rise to 50,000 people.Over 60,000 people living in remote villages in the mountanious region at present cannot be reached due to huge boulders, trees,cracked roads preventing access from rescuers.The human suffering involved is quite immense.For all we can do let us help them.
My fellow blogger and comrade Aduu has made a post on this at http://aduucnfood.blogspot.com/2008/05/wenzhousichuan-earthquake.html
and i do thank him for the photos!Sad times for the earth indeed!