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Earthquake in Peru

Many of you have read or heard about the recent seismic activity in Peru that has caused many deaths and much devastation. We have been in contact with many of you who are wondering if this affected the area we are involved with in Peru. Both the cities of Cajamarca and Trujillo were graciously spared (they are both farther north from where the earthquakes hit), although our friends the Elliots (in Trujillo) said that they did feel the quake.
We also have received e-mails from the missionaries that are working in these particular areas and have heard that miraculously, despite the fact that many homes of believers have been destroyed, all the believers in connection with the missionaries' churches have been accounted for so far. There is much devastation, and recovery will take a LONG time. That said, if you feel led to give directly to some of the Peruvian believers for reconstruction of their houses and food for their families, please contact me by e-mail and I can direct you to how to send money directly to the missionaries or Peruvian workers involved. Please pray that the believers in these areas will be a shining light to those grieving and suffering great loss in this area. Micah is just about crawling out of his skin wishing he could be down there ministering and talking to people in their time of great need.
Here are some pictures borrowed from BBC and ABC news describing what's happened.

The quake left more than 500 people dead and thousands homeless in the Ica region, south of the capital, Lima.

The focus is now on recovering bodies and getting supplies to those most in need, while security patrols against looters have been stepped up.

Countries across Latin America - including Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and Chile - have been sending relief supplies. The US, Canada, Spain, Italy and France have also provided aid.

Long queues formed in Pisco on Monday as aid groups distributed water, food and clothing.

"People are no longer sleeping in their homes. They are going to parks, fields and open ground because aftershocks are happening all the time," Yerma Canales told AP.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - Untitled Comment

Posted by momanna98 (
Wow. Those are some crazy pictures. Glad to hear everyone you know is safe.
Sorry to hear about your Grandpa.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - Untitled Comment

Posted by nsremom (
I can imagine how hard it is for you guys to not be there!


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