Chuck Colson

Hard to believe? Of course it is, even for some Christians. But we continue to live by faith. And so until the day that Christ returns and our faith is completely vindicated, we are to cling to this Gospel and preach it. Its truth and the acts of kindness and mercy it inspires are the only alternative to the abyss of despair.

So Christians now have an opportunity to help the victims of the tsunami, the suffering masses in Asia, and, no less, the confused and despairing masses on every continent. We uniquely can offer hope to both victims.

For further reading and information:

Partial list of organizations ministering to tsunami victims: World Relief ; World Vision ; Youth for Christ Asia/Pacific ; Compassion International ; Salvation Army ; Catholic Relief Services ; Samaritan?s Purse ; International Aid ; Habitat for Humanity in India ; National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka .

Also see this list of groups  provided by the State Department, and this list of groups  provided by Mission Network News for other organizations helping tsunami victims.

Visit this website  to see what groups are doing in southeast Asia to aid victims.

Learn more about U.S. support for earthquake and tsunami victims  at the White House website.

?Child Sponsors needed for tsunami hit areas ,? Mission Network News.

David Brooks, ? A Time to Mourn ,? New York Times, 1 January 2005 . (Free registration required. After two weeks, costs $2.95 to retrieve.)

David B. Hart, ? Tremors of Doubt ,? Wall Street Journal, 31 December 2004 .

Mark Steyn, ? On tsunami?s shore ,? Washington Times, 4 January 2005 .

Daniel Henninger, ? Why We Need Politics: The tsunami?s sorrows will need more than pity ,? Wall Street Journal, 31 December 2004 .

Cal Thomas, ? God and suffering ,?, 4 January 2005 .

Michael Novak, ? Blaming God First ,? National Review Online, 5 January 2005 .

Rob Moll and Ted Olsen, ? Tsunami Weblog: The World Seeks Meaning ,? Christianity Today, 5 January 2005 .

Dean Yates and Tomi Soetjipto, ? Rescue choppers cheered in Aceh, children suffer ,? Reuters, 3 January 2005 .

Patrick Lannin and Stephen Brown, ? Tsunami victims prey to crime from Asia to Europe ,? Reuters, 3 January 2005 .

?Traffickers threaten Aceh orphans ,? CNN, 5 January 2005 .

?Christians ready to reach closed Muslim countries with Christ?s love ,? Mission Network News.

See the ?Worldview for Parents? page ? Where Did Evil Come From? ?

Daniel Sarewitz and Roger A. Pielke, Jr., ? Rising Tide: The Tsunami?s Real Cause ,? New Republic, 6 January 2005.

Allen Hertzke, Freeing God?s Children  (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).

Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcey, The Problem of Evil (Tyndale, 1999).

Chuck Colson

Chuck Colson was the Chief Counsel for Richard Nixon and served time in prison for Watergate-related charges. In 1976, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries, which, in collaboration with churches of all confessions and denominations, has become the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, crime victims, and their families.
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