One Year Later

This church was nearly destroyed by the Earthquake of August 15, 2007.

Today flags fly at half-staff in remembrance of the 595 people that were killed one year ago today when a massive earthquake struck coastal Peru. For our family it was an event that we will never forget and hope to never experience again! Even after 12 months, the suffering continues to our south where thousands of people are still living in tents and temporary shelters. The government has promised on-going aid, but the region will probably require years to recover fully. This weekend several evangelistic events are scheduled for our neighbors to the south. The earthquake has made many people open to hearing the Gospel. Pray for our co-laborers in the south as they seek to minister to these hurting families. Pray that people all over Peru will be receptive to hearing the truth as they reflect on this terrible day in Peru's history.

You can visit our September 2007 Archives to watch a brief video and read a summary of our relief trip to the epicenter.