The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Good fishing in Myanmar

One year after Cyclone Nargis hit the Irrawaddy Delta in Myanmar (Burma), fishing families have boats, crab cages, fishing nets and other equipment, thanks to Action by Churches Together International.

One year after Cyclone Nargis hit the The two fishermen (right) are unidentified for their protection. ACT, a global alliance to which the ELCA and the Lutheran World Federation belong, has provided food, tarps, farm tools, school kits and more to families in the delta.


Rodger Ericson

Rodger Ericson

Posted at 11:03 am (U.S. Eastern) 7/24/2009

My daughter will soon go to Myanmar, to support economic development, working with an NGO called Norwegian Peoples Aid.  We plan to go and visit her and see the country.   It is hard to help the people without supporting the  government, but it appears that  this article tells of an excellent example of such action.  Is there a way to contact Action by Churches Together International or to connect with the church work being done there when we arrive in Myanmar ourselves? 

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