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  • georgesong 9:14 pm on May 13, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: burma, , cyclone nargis, , , , , , , world aid, ,   

    worship setlist @ Q – 2008.05.11… 

    still fighting a head-cold/congestion of some sort… blessed to have katey and eunice take vocal lead. they did a great job!
    this sunday, we took some time honoring all of the mothers, as well as spending time in prayer and offering financial aid for the relief of cyclone nargis

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    welcome/opening set:
    – pass me not, o gentle Saviour [key of G] words by fanny crosby & music by w. howard doane
    – all who are thirsty [key of D] by brenton brown & glenn robertson
    – be the centre [key of D] by michael frye

    invitation/eucharist:

    • You are my King (amazing love) [key of E] by billy james foote

    offeratory/closing song:

    • better is one day [key of E] by matt redman
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  • georgesong 11:17 pm on May 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , cyclone nargis, devastation, , help, , , , , , tsunami   

    myanmar: devastation. are we numb to the number…? 

    [UPDATE: 05.13.2008 @ 03.30pm (PST)]: we will be hosting a benefit fundraiser/concert at q cafe this coming saturday, 05.17.2008 @ 7pm.
    if you’re available, please come, pray, donate, help…

    * great post from pastor leah, click here. our world truly doesn’t seem as big as it once was… what a reminder that we are called to reach out and help/heal one another.

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    (c) photo courtesty of Khin Maung Win/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

    when reports first broke about a cyclone hitting myanmar, i remember thinking to myself… ‘oh no, not another disaster in that region of the world!‘. then i remember thinking, ‘wait a sec… what is a cyclone‘? (though, wikipedia has an entry on cyclone, i’m not sure i completely understand what it really is. if you’re a good teacher and have loads of patience, hit me up and explain this to me. coffee on me!)
    all i do know for sure? the devastation the cyclone has done to region of myanmar.
    reports early on gave the death toll and it continued and continues to grow and i fear it will never be accurately tallied… (i was honestly thinking it was going to be like part 2 of the terrible 2004 tsunami, where a quarter of a million people lost their lives.)

    100+
    364+
    1,000+
    10,000+
    20,000+…
    …more?
    (More …)

     
    • Chris 3:28 pm on May 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I’d be happy to discuss hurricanes and cyclones, and what it means to me to help others in a time of need over coffee.

      As one who is moving to Florida in the near future, I am taking this type of news seriously. I am also looking forward to preparing my house to be a place of refuge in times of trouble, just as Christ is my refuge.

      Sometimes Wikipedia lumps too much information together. I can understand how it left you confused.

      The simplest definition of a Cyclone is a storm that is over a specific wind speed. On the Tropical Cyclone Scale section of the Wikipedia, a Cyclone definition is different depending on what area of the world you are in. For example, in the North Indian Ocean, a Severe Tropical Cyclone contains all wind speeds from 64 to 119 knots (73 to 137 miles per hour).

      120mph = 104knots = “Very Severe Tropical Cyclone” = “Category 4 Hurricaine”

      On the Chart above, when the storm reached Yangon, it was 81mph, which is a “Category 1 Hurricaine”

      His,
      ~KOOP

    • georgesong 5:21 pm on May 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      koop: thanks for the breakdown! you should start http://koopipedia.org. 😉
      hope you and your wife’s move/transition to florida will be a smooth one and that you continue to do what you can to be an extension of His grace and love!

    • jane lee 8:33 am on May 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I just spoke with a friend who returned from Thailand not too long ago. She said that although there are opportunities for relief support and help, no one is being let into the country for fear of the “white man’s” efforts to religiously/culturally convert the people. I don’t know exactly how accurate that info is, but something to pray about.

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