At least 654 people have died and more than 12,492 have been injured as houses and buildings collapsed from a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on Saturday evening (April 16). An indigenous ministry that Christian Aid Mission assists is in position to rapidly provide food, clothing, clean water and other relief aid to survivors in Pedernales, one of the worst-hit towns. Christians near Anchayacu Mission of Ecuador, in Esmeralda, are sharing goods for initial aid, but the ministry needs help to purchase relief items needed over the next several weeks.
"Our ministry has started to gather goods from local believers to take to Pedernales, which is one of the most damaged areas," the ministry leader said. "If the Lord lays it on your heart to help with this outreach, it will be a great blessing."
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