Contact: Bill Bray, Christian Aid, 434-227-0811, 434-327-1262
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bill Bray, a retired foreign correspondent and missionary journalist, is available this week for media and radio interviews regarding Christian Aid's ongoing efforts to assist flood victims in the Islamic state of Pakistan. His media tour on behalf of the Pakistan flood victims is being underwritten by Christian Aid Mission.
With the controversies over Koran burning and Mosque building in the United States, Bray fears there is a danger that we as Christians can lose sight of our basic duty to help the suffering millions in Muslim states like Pakistan. The 63-year-old Christian journalist has covered the South Asian sub-continent for almost 40 years.
"There is an urgent need for American Christians and churches to continue to show their love and concern for the victims of the flooding in Pakistan where millions are still displaced and living under the open skies during this monsoon season," says Bray.
Bray says Pakistani Christian mission teams still carry on the grueling relief efforts every day. Delivering aid to one family at a time, they are often forced to use public transportation and walk to remote villages.
Bray is in touch with indigenous missionaries reaching stranded families with emergency relief supplied by Christian Aid Mission, which sends help to 750 native mission agencies working among the poor in 3000 people groups worldwide.
In his interviews, Bill Bray will answer questions about how aid is getting through to local believers in countries like Pakistan throughout South Asia in spite of civil unrest, disasters and terrorism. To schedule an interview, call him directly on his cell phone (434) 227-0811 or his private office line (434) 327-1262.
In Pakistan, Christian Aid helps native missions supply flood survivors with the immediate needs – food packages, bed frames with nylon netting, blankets, canteens and water bottles, metal trunks, mess kits, pedestal fans, and changes of clothing. These goods are produced and purchased within the local economy – and rarely provided by the government or foreign aid agencies.
The work of responding to Pakistan's flood tragedy will go on for years, Bray stresses. Long term help from individuals and churches will be needed. For more information, pastors and concerned Christians can contact the Donor Relations Department at Christian Aid Mission, 1-800-977-5650.