Catastrophe in Peru
Fierce flooding in northern Peru has killed more than 75 people and left at least 100,000 people homeless since January. Rains 10 times stronger than usual have sent raging masses of water over houses, crops and schools, injuring nearly 300 people and leaving thousands without food, water and shelter. Flashfloods and mudslides have washed away roads and bridges.
An indigenous ministry based in Lambayeque Region needs funds to immediately provide fresh drinking water, canned food, clothing and New Testaments to flood victims. "We know that this is the best moment to share hope in Christ with so many people affected by this natural disaster," the ministry leader said. "To the measure that God provides, our desire is to be able to help in the area we serve, Lambayeque Region."
The ministry's church building in Reque has begun to collapse due to torrential rains and winds, he added. "We ask for your prayers for Peru as the flooding, landslides and torrential rains have affected many villages, leaving many people without housing and food."