King's Business - 1968-03

C hildren , criminals, sol die rs and countless others receive help through the ministry of Emergency Mission o f the Month. Since June 1960, EMM has helped the desperately needy in 25 countries. This unique ministry is sup­ por ted by approximately one thousand Christians who contrib­ ute ten dollars each month to be distributed by World Vision In­ ternational. As Dr. Bob Pierce, president of World Vision International, trav­ eled throughout the t roub led places o f the world, he saw so many needs that he conceived the idea of forming Emergency Mis­ sion o f the Month. Each month EMM leaders prayerfully give to the most pressing need presented to them. EMM H elps C hildren EMM has helped the pitiful lit­ tle children at the Children’s Clinic in Taejon, Korea. For in­ stance when brought to the hos­ pital, one baby had all his teeth, thus proving he was more than one year old but he did not look more than six months old. He weighed only 11 pounds and he suffered from malnutrition and lung trouble. Apparently he had been fed only rice water. Under loving care in the clinic, he gained much of his strength and health in only three weeks. These children are abandoned by desperately poor mothers on the streets, or at the police sta­ tion or at one of the children’s 14 homes in Taejon, Korea’s fourth largest city. The clinic was established in 1960 in two old Japanese-style houses. More and more children were sent in from the orphanages, One of the great needs in the Congo is Christian literature. EMM funds were used to buy a new folding ma­ chine for La Librairie Evangelique au Confo so that printed tracts could be rapidly folded and more quickly dis­ tributed.

TO MISERY by Dorothy C. Haskin

Dorothy C. Haskin is staff writer for World Vision International who has recently returned from a four months’ tour o f World Vision projects around the world.

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