SPECIAL BULLETIN: Stand with Puerto Rico

God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.

Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)

On Wednesday, Sept. 6th the core of Hurricane Irma passed north of Puerto Rico, creating significant damage. The people of Puerto Rico rallied and began their clean-up efforts. 2 weeks later, early in the morning of Wednesday, September 20th, another hurricane accomplished what Irma merely threatened to do. With sustained winds of 150 MPH and gusts reaching up to 195 MPH, Hurricane Maria, made direct landfall on Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm. It was catastrophic.

Maria left tragedy in her wake!

 

As of Monday, October 2nd, Puerto Rico still faces serious food, water and power shortages. Less than 50% of Puerto Rico has access to drinking water. Only 5% of citizens have power. 51 of the 69 hospitals are open but only 9 of those are connected to the electrical grid. It could be up to 6 months before power is fully restored. There are rising incidences of Cholera and on it goes. Although help is now beginning to reach our brothers and sisters on this beautiful island, more is needed.

We have a special connection to Barrio Obrero, San Juan, where our friend and sister, Nilka Marrero, pastors Iglesia Metodista San Pablo. Although they experienced massive loss and Pastora Nilka sustained a total loss of household goods herself, the small congregation of 20 continues to feed and help as many as they can. At last count they had served over 2500 meals. But they need our help to recover and continue the work God has given them to do.

 

Yet, the Light of Christ shines on!

 

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP!

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