Tuesday, May 9, 2017
First of all, thank you so much to everyone that has given, prayed and asked how they could help after the natural disaster that struck Peru in March. As noted below, it was THE worst natural disaster Trujillo has ever seen.
While the water has resided and the rains stopped, there is still tremendous need. Many people are without homes. Thanks to your generous gifts we have been able to feed a meal a day to XXX people. We have provided water to thousands. We have held several medical campaigns and given free medical care to xxx people. Because of you, we have been the hands and feet of Christ to many.
As things begin to return to normal, we are wrapping up the second stage of relief (sustained food and water) and looking towards the third stage (rebuilding or making whole again persons). We are currently still evaluating the needs of our churches and families first, then looking to others to see how we can help. We will continue to keep you posted as we have more detailed information about needs and how we are working to serve those affected by the horrible floods.
Please continue to pray for the people of Peru and us as we serve them. The infrastructure of Peru is not built for water. Several roads are one big pot hole and even in town, it is as if you need an off-road vehicle to drive. Very slowly they are repairing the damage, but it will likely be months before it is back to where it was before. Also, the dirt that remains after the floods still lingers causing some health concerns as well as mosquitos from the standing water. This is more irritable than a true problem, but it does affect several who have fragile health from all the dust in the air.
We are thankful that our Lord is a good and loving Father. He has graciously cared for His people during this difficult time and your gifts have made a big impact on many lives. Thank you again for your prayers and financial support.
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Posted on Thu, May 11, 2017
by Alleen McLain Tomas