OBI Brings Food to Myanmar Orphans

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Operation Blessing International reached an orphanage in Myanmar Sunday, delivering much needed food to the children. CBN News just spoke with an OBI relief worker who says the children are still rattled from the cyclone that hit the country just over a week ago.

"It was a real privilege for OB to help these orphans today, Mother's Day, of all day. Because here, you have these kids who don't have mothers and who endured one of the worst storms in Asian history - and are starving to death.," the aid worker told CBN News. "OB was able to come in and show them love on this very poignant day - it was a very special event."

"One little boy told me he thought he was going to be completely covered by the water," he said.

OBI purchased supplies to meet the basic food needs of the orphans for at least a few weeks.

CBN News asked the OBI aid worker what he saw when he first reached Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.

"I was actually shocked to see how bad the capital city of Yangon was hit... It was Hurricane Katrina times ten," the relief worker said.

He confirmed the area that was affected was "absolutely huge." The U.N. is reporting that at least 1.9 million storm victims need help, but relief agencies on the ground are few.

"Here only a handful of aid workers have been able to be on the ground working at this critical time," he said.

He ask CBN/OBI friends and partners to pray for the people devestated by the storm - to pray for them to get the aid they need - medical attention and food.

He also asked for partners to pray for the safety, health and strength of all the relief teams working to help the people.

*Original broadcast May 11, 2008.

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