At least 20 dead, 100 missing, thousands homeless following Laos dam collapse

One of a network of dams in the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric power project in Laos has collapsed, resulting in deaths, injuries and widespread flooding affecting thousands of families.

On 26 July, the Stung Treng provincial authority was working around the clock to evacuate about 25,000 residents in its Siem Pang district affected by flooding from the collapsed dam. The Sekong River water level, directly fed by the flooding, had reached 11.98 m at 10:30 am on 26 July, inundating 17 villages of four communes in the district.

Please pray for the families affected and those trying to help them.

Always Pray and not Lose Heart

Luke 18 records how Jesus ‘spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart’ (Luke 18: 1, NKJV).

We first asked you to pray for Margaret, suffering from cancer, her husband David and their son Andrew in December 2015. For the last two and a half years, we have been standing with Margaret and her family as they have fought the good fight and maintained their trust in the goodness and sovereignty of God.

Now is the time to pray without losing heart, as Margaret’s doctors have told her that the cancer has moved to her pelvic region and there is nothing they can do to hold back its advance. Margaret’s faith remains strong. She is ready to meet her Lord but sad at the prospect of leaving her beloved husband and son. She trusts that the Lord has a perfect time and way for her to move from this world to the next but refuses to give up hope and maintains her trust in the Lord’s power to heal.

Please continue in prayer for Margaret, David and Andrew, that they would not lose heart but would continue to walk in faith and victory.

I do not know what lies ahead,
The way I cannot see;
Yet One stands near to be my guide,
He’ll show the way to me:

I know Who holds the future and He’ll guide me with His hand.
With God things don’t just happen; everything by Him is planned.
So as I face tomorrow with its problems large and small,
I’ll trust the God of miracles, give to Him my all.

I do not know how many days
Of life are mine to spend;
But One who knows and cares for me
Will keep me to the end:

I know Who holds the future and He’ll guide me with His hand.
With God things don’t just happen; everything by Him is planned.
So as I face tomorrow with its problems large and small,
I’ll trust the God of miracles, give to Him my all.

I do not know the course ahead,
What joys and griefs are there;
But One is near who fully knows,
I’ll trust His loving care:

I know Who holds the future and He’ll guide me with His hand.
With God things don’t just happen; everything by Him is planned.
So as I face tomorrow with its problems large and small,
I’ll trust the God of miracles, give to Him my all.

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