Responding to Fuego Volcano, Guatemala
The search has ended in Guatemala for the nearly 200 missing victims since the Fuego volcano erupted.
Officials confirmed the deaths of 110 people and stated more than 1 million people have been affected. The volcano continues to generate small explosions each day. Nearly 3,000 people remain displaced.
“We thank you for your concern and prayers for Guatemala,” said Rev. Marco Antonio Rodriguez, president of The Alliance in Guatemala. “We are grateful to the Lord that our Alliance churches have not been affected nor have major consequences from the eruption of the Fuego volcano, although the danger is still a concern in places surrounding the volcano.
“Our church in San Lucas has opened a collection center to receive the necessary aid for the victims in the places surrounding the Fuego volcano,” said Rev. Rodriguez. “The volcano continues its activity with less intensity, but the risk of flooding remains because we are in the winter and there is a large amount of volcanic sand above, which can be washed away by the rain currents, which will cause rivers to overflow.”
On Alliance Church in El Zapote is on the edge of the volcano’s destruction. The church has opened its doors as an emergency shelter for the displaced. Other Alliance churches are donating food and clothing to help those who have lost their homes and family members.
Through the CAMA Disaster Relief Fund, CAMA sent emergency funds to assist the Guatemala Alliance National Church with its relief efforts. Please pray for those who have been affected by the disaster and for pastors and churches who are showing God’s love through their relief efforts.