DESPERATE NEED IN PERU
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Our Peruvian brothers and sisters need our help. Will you please give? Peruvian Baptists have a plan, but need funding to fuel the plan.
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Or you may call (479) 369-4260.
Heavy and continuous rain powered by El Niño are plaguing parts of Peru with 10 times more rainfall than normal, causing rivers to overflow, and mudslides to destroy roads and farms. To date, hundreds of deaths have been attributed to the flooding, while hundreds of thousands have been left stranded or homeless. Experts are warning that rains are likely to last another month or more. Sections of the major highways connecting major cities in Peru have been washed away, bridges are out, and the Trujillo Airport is closed. The city of Trujillo (population of more than 1 million) is only accessible by helicopter and boat. Barrios outside the city are being washed away. Dr. Ken and Linda Bowie lived and served in Peru most of their married life. Yesterday, Dr. Bowie told us, “I have never seen this kind of destruction in Peru, and I am not sure Peru has ever experienced anything like this.” By all indications, this is the worst flooding disaster the country has ever seen – and experts say it is far from over.
Several church buildings are severely damaged, while others are gone. Please, click here to give now. Or you may call (479) 369-4260.