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Feed a family in Indonesia| COVID-19 responses

by The Mustard Seed Mission
Feed a family in Indonesia| COVID-19 responses
Feed a family in Indonesia| COVID-19 responses
Feed a family in Indonesia| COVID-19 responses
Feed a family in Indonesia| COVID-19 responses
Feed a family in Indonesia| COVID-19 responses
Feed a family in Indonesia| COVID-19 responses
Feed a family in Indonesia| COVID-19 responses
Feed a family in Indonesia| COVID-19 responses

Before the reconstruction launched, coronavirus has hit the world wildly.

We are postponing the Self-Reliance project for now, and trying our best to contact our local partner to know better about how the pandemic has impacted the island. The tsunami affected families are combating COVID-19 like you and me, what is their timely need? We are working on it, if there is any further progress, we will inform you as soon as possible.

Thank you again for being a great support to them!

For now, we are launching COVID19 Emergency Response Plans in Taiwan, India and Philippines. We really need more support; you are more than welcomed to join the life-saving team!

*Saving 300 Families from Starving during COVID-19

https://bit.ly/3b8zOwx

*COVID-19 Emergency Response for TAIWAN 

https://bit.ly/2z5lp6d 

 

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Strong.

The Mustard Seed Mission

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MSM staff discussing with the school teachers
MSM staff discussing with the school teachers

Day 2 in Palu, The Mustard Seed Mission volunteer team visited the local school and village again to share with the teachers about how to conduct earthquake prevention education and drill. Then, coming up with the disaster prevention plan and suggestions to raise the awareness and concept of disaster prevention for the school and village.

The volunteer team visited the school principal and explained the intention and purpose of sharing the earthquake prevention education program.

The volunteer team was at the school to educate teachers and the principal about earthquake escape and evacuation.

Explaining why schools should conduct earthquake drills every month or quarter to let students get used to knowing how to escape while earthquakes occur.

The volunteer team interviewed the community residents to know the situation about post-disaster recovery, collecting and incorporating information as references for planning further service and future disaster prevention education.

Community residents were invited to participate in the Community Disaster Risk Mapping Workshop on 10/10 for educating the public about earthquake escapes and items that need to be prepared for safety.

The school teachers exploring escape routes
The school teachers exploring escape routes
Sharing with the locals about disaster prevention
Sharing with the locals about disaster prevention
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After 1 year, Palu is still in reconstruction.
After 1 year, Palu is still in reconstruction.

On the first day (10/7) in Palu area, The Mustard Seed Mission volunteer team visited many places and key persons in order to collect more information and data about the disaster. Then, they looked after the community map to plan the widely understand the community situation for the preparation of disaster risk reduction.

Along the way, there are still many places in the disaster area that have not been rebuilt and restored.

In Mpanau Village, about 50 temporary houses were rebuilt in situ. It is forbidden to build any house within 100 meters of the coastline according to the government's strategy to rebuild the disaster areas; however, temporary houses are not limited to this.

So about 50 temporary houses were still being rebuilt in situ. Most of the community people were in relatives' homes before the temporary house construction is completed. Temporary houses would become permanent houses if people did not move out for a long time.

However, to know how to quickly respond to natural disasters is crucial to the affected villagers. The Mustard Seed Mission is focusing on disaster risk reduction education so sending a volunteer team in October 2019 to share and guide local government, schools, and villagers to know the knowledge and skills about disaster prevention and risk reduction.

Temporary houses under construction.
Temporary houses under construction.

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new fishing boats painted
new fishing boats painted

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurred in Sulawesi, Indonesia and was followed by a tsunami, causing Palu city severely damaged. It was the deadliest earthquake in the world in 2018. Palu City was hit by a massive tsunami on September 28, 2018. Officially, 2,256 people died, 1,309 missing and 14,254 injured, with 223,751 displaced in temporary shelters.

The Mustard Seed Mission has started a recovery project in Palu, which including purchasing 30 new fishing boats to the local fishermen to restore their livelihood. The sailing ceremony on June 25th was spectacular, 30 new fishing boats set sailed to the ocean at same time; followed by dances from the local children, fishing boats painting and display of fish processed products. 

The restoration project assisted Padoloan, Panau and Kayumaue, the 3 serious damaged fishing villages in the coastal areas, by purchasing 30 fishing boats, 70 fishing nets and 2 sets of fish collectors, aiming to send local fishermen back to the sea to make a living again. Moreover, with the purchase of shredded fish equipment, women learn skills to preserve and extend shelf life of fish catches; they also learn e-commerce to sell their product. Furthermore, providing after-school care, counseling, and post- trauma treatment activities to children.

Rendra, a 36-year-old fisherman, said that when the tsunami struck, his wife and his second son were swept about 50 meters away. When they found his son, he was not breathing. Fortunately, after the first aid treatment, his son showed vital signs again. His wife was injured and couldn’t walk for a month. Rendra's family is in good recovery now. He is very grateful to God that he can still make living from fishing in this difficult phase of life after the disaster. Although he does not know that where Taiwan is, he is very grateful for this assistance from overseas.

Facing the long reconstruction period in Palu City, The Mustard Seed Mission will plan to invest in community sponsorship, long-term disaster recovery and reconstruction, and sending Taiwan volunteers to promote disaster prevention education in order to save more lives while encountering future disasters. 

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SUPPORT US! 

*Challenge Camp  - Help community underprivileged children in Taiwan are able to have the chance to see and learn more!

*Sprout Up Project - Help Vulnerable Children’s Life Have Bright Future.

*Diversified Learning Project for Children - Help Children in Agape Children’s Home and Mustard Seed Youth Home are able to explore more through learning.

*End Hunger - Build a Food Bank Distribution Center - Sharing food to community needy people and families!

*Indonesia Tsunami Post-Disaster Recover Project 

local fisherman-Rendra
local fisherman-Rendra
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Love from Taiwan
local women processing fish catches
local women processing fish catches
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Children have class in the temporary school
Children have class in the temporary school

On the scene, I saw the police office next to the seaside was smashed. The police officers used the makeshift tent to build the temporary office to keep maintain public order. The school was destroyed and disappeared. The NGOs, coming to help them, use the makeshift tent which is similar to military-used to be a temporary classroom.

Due to the earthquake and the tsunami, the affected students were filled with fear, but they still go to school actively. Even though the classroom is not very well, which is lacking the tables, chairs, papers, pens and so on, students still study hard in the classroom. The atmosphere touched me. I hope I can make more efforts to help the students on their future education (to be continued)

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It has been half a year since the earthquake hit Indonesia, how do the living people who have survived face the smashing of the land and rebuild their homes?

The Mustard Seed Mission set a complete reconstruction plan, in the survival of

self-rescue - disaster relief education and training,

livelihood self-sufficiency - farmer/fishermen livelihood restoration plan,

life self-reliance - community children/family counseling care, help Indonesian victims to restore their homes!

Your donation can support the Indonesian affected families to be self-reliant and rebuild their homes!

Support for affected families in Indonesia http://bit.ly/2RAApke

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