今年二月，我们的策略伙伴慨施（CREST）在砂拉越的峇兰区发起一项国内的救灾计划。在东马砂拉越多处内陆地区过去连续发生水患，由于本地报章并没有详细的报道，慨施差了一支先遣队伍去窥察峇兰一带。情况不妙，河水泛滥除了影响居民的起居，更毁了他们维生的农作物。断粮的危机正笼罩着受影响的村落。〈全人〉即刻采取行动去帮忙。我们的目标地区是峇兰区的几个‘弄’（Long）：弄拉玛（Long Lama），弄依康（Long Ikang），弄峇耐（Long Panai），及弄伯芒（Long Bemang)。其中弄依康是我们重点协助的对象。该村被过去几次水灾毁了快收成的稻米及秧苗，不但面对今年的粮食问题，也对明年感到茫然。我们分发粮食给受影响的灾民们。我们也已计划了重新耕种及灌溉的计划，这是为了帮助农夫们在未来的日子里晓得如何面对水灾。
Flood Relief Operation in Baram
This year in February, our strategic partner CREST initiated a flood relief work in the Baram district of Sarawak. Many inland areas were hit by several floods over the months, but our local media did not give us much information on it. Therefore, a recce team was sent, and they discovered that the situation was bad as the flood affected the village’s daily living and lives became worst when the paddy and seedling were destroyed. The villagers were facing food crisis. HIS Team immediately takes action to send aid over. We are focusing on some of the Longs in Baram district: Long Lama, Long Ikang, Long Panai, and Long Bemang. Long Ikang is our main focus. This village was the worst hit village, as their almost ripe harvest was destroyed by few rounds of flood, they are not only facing food crisis for this year, but their hope for the coming year is also broken. Besides distributing food packages to affected villages, we also have a plan for re-planting and irrigation project. This is to help the farmers to better deal with floods in the long run.
HISTEAM is involved in the fund-raising as well as sending relief teams. In March, bro. Pysong was sent to join the 2nd relief team organized by CREST, in the mission of food distribution. In April, Ps. Andrew led a team of 8 comprised of medical personnel and counselors to provide medical relief as well as food distribution to those Longs. Thank God for those missions were blessed and successful. We would like to thank churches and our supporters for your heart felt giving, you had made the victims dare to hope again.