As you may be aware, Guatemala has been hit with a series of volcanic eruptions which has devastated parts of the country. Brad Thompson, the UPCI missionary in the area has reported the following:
“The initial blast sent rivers of lava pouring down the Pacific coastal side of the volcano and shot ash and debris miles into the sky, closing the international airport and raining ash over Guatemala City and the outlying areas.
The UPC of Guatemala has a disaster relief policy, which was put into effect immediately. The Bible School in Guatemala City has been set up as the organization and distribution center for relief efforts.
So far we have 10 people connected to our churches confirmed dead and several others missing. We have several families who have lost everything. We do not know the extent of the impact as this is an ongoing situation. Today we sent 6 caskets to the coast on the back of my pick up. We have sent monetary help for funeral expenses along with food, water, clothing and medications.”
There are a number of immediate needs including water, face masks, respiratory medication, basic food, and hygiene supplies. These items can be purchased in Guatemala, but financial support is required.
Please help us raise funds to support this immediate and developing relief effort, as well as be prepared for future natural disasters.
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