Pray & Act For Indonesia

In-case you missed the news…my beloved country has been hit by strings of disasters in such a short time.

We have flood and landslide in Wasior, a small village tucked in West of Papua on October 4th, 2010. Over 100 people died, the landslide wiped out almost the entire place. Deforestation seems to be the main caused but our Indonesian government strongly opposed the claimed.

Then a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked and caused a huge 7 meters waves of Tsunami wiping nearly all of Mentawai islands in western coast of Sumatra last Monday, October 25, 2010. Currently more than 400 people are still missing with death toll creeping around 400 lives.

Just a day later – the much monitored active volcanic mountain of Merapi in Central Java erupted on October 26, 2010. People has been evacuating but more eruptions are excepted according to experts. 29 people has been killed so far.

It’s been a really rough times for this country and my heart breaks wishing there’s more I can do. So many lives lost, so many children lost their parents, so many parents lost their children, lost everything they had. Their lives has been torned. They are in desperate need of helps, so I am asking you my friends to say some prayers – accordingly to your personal beliefs – or to monetarily do small donations. Every single cents counts in rebuilding these people’s lives.

You can do so online through Mercy Indonesia foundation who focuses on helping children, orphans. If you are in Jakarta, you can drop off much needed common items such as clean water, food, etc to Mommies Daily office.’

Kulihat ibu pertiwi sedang bersusah hati

Airmatanya berlinang mas intan yang kau kenang

Hutan gunung sawah lautan, simpanan kekayaan

Kini Ibu sedang lara… merintih dan berdoa…”

(I see Mother Earth… she’s troubled. Her tears rolling down, thinking of gold and diamonds. Forests, mountains, rice paddies, and the ocean… our treasures. Now Mother Earth is sad… weeping and praying…)




Lifestyle and travel blogger, founder of Single Moms Indonesia on a quest of finding joy in everyday life and living life to the fullest with kindness, compassion, grace and a bit of sass.

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  1. November 1, 2010 / 9:01 am

    I’m so sorry about this Maureen-I never understand why tragedy happens. It’s a constant question of “Why?” for me always.

    I was just flipping through my old posts & I found the very first one that you ever commented on to introduce yourself! Made me want to stop by & visit. I’ve kind of taken a break from blogging, but I’m hoping to be back soon. I miss you! Hope Lil A is doing good and you too!

  2. Julinda
    November 1, 2010 / 7:24 pm

    May God restore my mother land, Indonesia.

  3. November 2, 2010 / 12:28 am

    Maureen, my heart goes out to all of those people who are suffering in your country. It is so important to count our blessings and to reach out to others in their hour of need. I am sending healing thoughts and prayers to Indonesia.
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  4. November 2, 2010 / 2:00 am

    Maureen,I have been following the news. My heart goes out to you and to all those in your country. You will be in my prayers Keep safe. Hugs and kisses.

  5. November 2, 2010 / 1:07 pm

    This is just devastating. Thoughts are with all of these people, especially the children. I can’t imagine.
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  6. November 4, 2010 / 8:01 pm

    Maureen, I saw this post and meant to leave a comment. My heart goes out to Indonesia. I pray that things work out for the best, and that your family and friends are safe.
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  7. November 5, 2010 / 7:32 am

    Maureen, thank you for linking information on where to send help for those whose lives were destroyed by these disasters. It is terrible, especially when we are so powerless to stop it but you are strong for showing us what we can do about it.
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  8. Saundra Rohn
    December 11, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    Praying for your country that is dear to my heart too

    • Maureen
      December 16, 2014 / 8:24 am

      Thank you Mom, this is a rather old post but we can use the power of prayers here 🙂

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