Because you asked …….
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 Necessity of Saints. DNS is governed by a Board of Directors
(see www.dnsrelief.org) and is registered as Charitable Organization No.8881-23573-RR0001. Revenue Canada has granted permission to DNS to issue Income Tax Receipts to donors.
The main office is 301-34 Swansea Rd. Unionville, ON, Canada, L3R 0W3. Tel. 905-948-9972.
DNS has a USA affiliate which the I.R.S. recognizes. DNS, Philip Kazen,4611 – 109th Pl. NE, Marysville, WA, 98271.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Because of HIV/AIDS, TB, cholera, malaria, typhoid fever, malnutrition, etc., 25% of the Haitians die before they reach 40. Very few live past 50 years of age. Due to the devastating earthquake 16 months ago one million people are still living under tarps and old, dirty bed sheets supported by four corner sticks cut from trees. That is the only “home” they will likely ever have. There is no underground sewage system in Haiti!!
Hoping to build some shattered lives, DNS has joined with believers in the Dominican Republic, and is sending relief across the border into Haiti. The Haitians clamor for Creole Bibles, bottled water, tarps, medicines, food, etc.
On Jan.12th, last year, the Lord spoke loudly to the Haitian people in the earthquake that claimed 300,000 lives. One result was that thousands turned from voodooism, the national religion of the country, and have accepted the Christ of their Creole Bibles. There are mini-revivals breaking out in towns and villages throughout the country. Satan is losing his grip and God is being glorified. P.T.L. The medical clinic is still a beacon in the northeast corner of Haiti. Two assemblies have been formed as a result of that Gospel outreach.
Another of our interests is Zambia in Central Africa. Like Jacob, Zambia has “the smell of a field that the Lord has blessed.” DNS has had the privilege of sharing in the work of drilling wells for the hospitals and schools in that needy country. Ken Wagler and a team of men from Ontario have made frequent trips to Zambia, working hard and long so that it will no longer be necessary to carry buckets from the crocodile-infested Zambezi River. Many, both children and adults, have been snatched away by crocodiles. Through the interests of a Christian manufacturer of solar products in Markham, Ontario, some of the wells are equipped with solar pumps. Thank God for the sun.
Although we assist in the work of sending containers of supplies to Zambia, one of the greatest needs today is for workers – nurses, teachers, etc. The plane flies doctors and emergency patients to the large hospital in Chitokoloki and other mission hospitals and has been the means of saving many lives; however, a resident pilot is needed – a pilot and an aircraft engine mechanic. There’s another item for your prayer list.
PRAY also for the struggling believers in the mountains of Honduras who are almost as poor as the Haitians but they have a warm, compassionate heart for their unsaved neighbors. Most have very little of this world’s goods and are living on $2 a day, yet they have a deep love for the Lord they read about in their Spanish Bibles. It’s a long and very hazardous mule ride up the mountain to carry Bibles, food and medical supplies to the remote mountain people in Honduras but they come under the mandate to “distribute to the necessity of saints”.
John H. Adams