Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Om Sri Sai Ram.

An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude struck the northern part of Aceh in the island of Sumatra, Indonesia in the early hours of the morning on 7th December 2016. The epicentre was in Pidie Jaya in Aceh. As reported by the New York Times, the death toll is over 100 and climbing as the authorities try to save victims trapped under collapsed buildings.

The SSSIO Disaster Relief Committee is coordinating efforts with the Sri Sathya Sai International Organisation (SSSIO) in Zone 4. Local SSSIO officers and volunteers are on the scene and are assessing the situation. We will keep you apprised and let you know how we can best serve those who are affected by this natural disaster.

Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba says that sincere, heartfelt prayers are effective in relieving the grief and suffering of the victims of natural disasters. Let us all pray together to Swami to shower His divine blessings on our brothers and sisters afflicted by the earthquake in Indonesia.

Thank you.

Jai Sai Ram.

Lovingly in the Service of Sai,

Narendranath Reddy, M.D.
Chairman, Prasanthi Council
Sri Sathya Sai International Organisation