DNS RELIEF FELLOWSHIP
Distributing to the Needs of Saints Romans 12:13
Sent forth with the hope that someone will feel the nudge to
keep praying, keep trusting & keep going
Haiti has not recovered from the disastrous 2010 earthquake which caused absolute devastation. On October 4, 2016 it experienced the full impact of Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm, and as a result 1,600 lives were lost. Some of the poor living in remote mountainous areas have lost everything including crops that were their only source of income. Galatians 2:10 reminds us of the priority of sharing the gospel in word and deed in a time of need. “They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do.”
Relief efforts have been ongoing in the most difficult to reach places. Tony Jones, from Ontario, has been assisting many from his home base in Grand Goave, Haiti and wrote, “We have been in the mountains just about every day for the last 3 weeks. We are taking up food, Cholera medicine, water treatment additives and tarps and then bringing anyone that is sick down to the hospital. I will begin to purchase animals, seeds for planting, coffee trees, roof sheeting, building supplies, clothes and other essentials that the mountain people need for survival. Last Sunday in one of the areas where I work, we were able to hold our first meeting of the church since the hurricane. I’m also buying bibles and songbooks that were lost during the storm and a horse so some of the Haitians working with me can get around up there.” Updates are posted on the DNS website www.dnsrelief.com
The generosity of the saints from Canada is blessing the work among the unreached parts of India where most of the people are branded as ‘Tribals’.
In the summer of 2015 DNS, in association with Chris Samuel Ministries, initiated a well drilling program to provide access to clean drinking water in remote mountain villages. The wells became an opening for the gospel. In August 2016 one particular village saw 8 new believers come forward to testify for the Lord in baptism. An assembly has started to function there for the first time in the history of this area. A children’s program, bible training and regular outreach is still going on to bless this beginning. A young man from this group has dedicated a half acre of his land for the purpose of establishing a new assembly building. Please pray for the Lord’s guidance.
In the summer of 2016, we drilled another 12 wells in remote mountain villages to bless the people with drinking water. It soon became evident that a few of these villages were hearing the gospel for the first time in their history. We are hoping to see many more assemblies established in these villages through this drinking water project. Please remember our local workers in this outreach as they continue to visit these villages, preaching the gospel, and teaching the new believers.
Sakeji Mission School, Zambia
Sakeji Mission School has a small workshop and Mark Ronald, the school headmaster, uses it to teach industrial arts (“shop”) to students at the school. Douglas Hanna and a brother in Markham have a vision of enlarging the workshop and equipping it with good tools and equipment in order that the students can learn a variety of life skills and develop a Biblical work ethic. The building expansion has begun on the workshop which will house woodworking equipment including a band saw, lathes, a shaper, thickness planer, a jointer, dust collector, compressor, table saws, sanders and assorted hand tools and work benches. Since electrical equipment that is used in Zambia must meet British standards, a table saw, jointer, bobbin sander, and dust collector have been purchased in England and are on their way to Sakeji. Please pray that the Lord will use this equipment to His glory.
DNS Relief Fellowship was established to help ease the poverty in Third World countries. The name was chosen from Rom.12:13 – Distributing to the Needs of Saints. DNS is governed by a Board of Directors (see www.dnsrelief.org ) and is registered as Charitable Organization No.8881- 23573-R0001.
Correspondence and gifts for DNS to be sent to DNS Relief Fellowship. Donation Receipts sent out quarterly.
ADDRESS FOR CANADIAN DONATIONS:
DNS Relief Fellowship – 4630 Hwy. 7 East, P.O. Box 64611, Markham, ON, L3R 0M9
John Adams, 301-34 Swansea Rd. Unionville, ON, Canada, L3R 0W3 Tel. 905-948-9972.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
ADDRESS FOR USA DONATIONS:
DNS Relief Fellowship – Philip Kazen, 4611 – 109th Pl. NE, Marysville, WA, 98271-8355