Ecuador’s Earthquake

As we’ve heard in the news, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck near the central coast of Ecuador Saturday, April 16. On April 21, reported:

According to the latest report from Ecuador’s National Secretariat for Risk Management (SNDGR), there have been 238 deaths, 1,577 injuries, 50 people have sought shelter in emergency collective centers, 370 buildings have been destroyed and 151 others have been affected, and 26 schools have been affected; no official information has been provided on the number of affected people. Ecuadorian Red Cross estimates that the numbers of affected people could reach up to 70,000-100,000 and with 3,000 to 5,000 needing emergency shelter.”

Compassion International

One of the great things about being a child is having all kinds of hopes and dreams. Compassion International, one of the world’s leading child development organizations, helps connect sponsors with children who don’t have a fair shot at making their dreams a reality through local churches and centers.

Dennis Michael

Although we seek to encourage Dennis through our letters, we find we’re the ones inspired and encouraged from his letters. We’ve loved learning about Dennis’ family, friends, education, hobbies, dream of becoming a professional soccer player, and growing love of Jesus.

Compassion International has 22 centers within 60 miles of the earthquake’s epicenter. My family has sponsored Dennis from Ecuador since 2009. Thankfully, Dennis’ center was unaffected, but my heart still breaks for the children and families who have not only lost loved ones, but also their homes.

Compassion International has set up a fund to aid families of Compassion-assisted children who’ve been adversely affected by Ecuador’s earthquake. 100% of donations go to relief efforts.

Through our contributions we can help provide the following urgent needs: temporary shelter, medical aid, water and sanitation, and emergency food.

Will you join me in helping these precious people? You may access Compassion’s fundraiser page through this link: Provide Urgent Care to Ecuador.

I will continue my Bible Study in Genesis next week.




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