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Heavy monsoon rains in the western region of Myanmar have created floods that have killed at least 22 people in one town. Flood waters have also washed away houses belonging to believers who attend churches led by pastors supported by Gospel for Asia.The incessant rains have destroyed nearly 300 homes in the region, leaving many homeless with no food to eat and no place to sleep. Around 1,500 people were evacuated when the flooding began. The Myanmar Red Cross has been working with the local authorities to evacuate families to safety and to distribute food, water and first aid kits to those in need. The rains also triggered landslides, which have made roads and bridges inaccessible, hindering relief efforts. Gospel for Asia supports ministry in 18 villages that are affected by the monsoon floods. Meanwhile, in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India, the recent heavy rains have created landslides that have killed at least 40 people. Because this region is close to Nepal, the earthquakes that hit Nepal in April and May also shook the Darjeeling area, making it vulnerable to landslides. “Almost all roads are blocked by mud and big stones,” reports a Gospel for Asia-supported field correspondent. “In some places, bridges have totally collapsed.... It is all because of God’s grace that all our missionaries, believers and church buildings are safe.” Gospel for Asia-supported workers ask for prayers during this situation. Please pray for:
Governor Wolf and Republican Legislative leaders sat down in Harrisburg today to discuss issues related to a $30 billion dollar state budget that Republican controlled legislature passed last week, but which the Governor vetoed. The impasse is over taxes which Governor Wolf wants to raise and include a drilling tax on gas companies in the state. Republicans are in agreement that taxes do not have to be raised. As of right now the state is in a new fiscal year without a budget though no services have been affected as of yet.
Team USA avenged their loss to Japan in 2011 by defeating them last night 5–2, in the Women’s World Cup Final in Vancouver. It was the highest-scoring Final in Women’s World Cup history.
Nearly eight inches of rain fell last month, making it the fifth wettest June in Lycoming County since the National Weather Service began keeping records in the late 1800s, according to the weather service at State College. The region received 7.81 inches of rain, more than double the 3.46 inches the area received in June of last year. You have to go back to June 1982 when the region received more rain, and that was 9.23 inches. The wettest June on record of course was 1972 when 16.8 pounded the region, 12 inches falling in five days during Tropical Storm Agnes.