South America Region requests prayer as torrential rains continue

South America Region requests prayer as torrential rains continue

by | 06 Apr, 2017
A neighborhood is destroyed after flooding and mudslides caused by heavy rains in Mocoa, Colombia on April 3. (Reuters photo)

Torrential rains along the northwest coast of South America have led to floods and mudslides over the last two months, leaving thousands homeless in Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia. 

Seven of the Church of the Nazarene's districts are located in the most affected areas in Peru and Ecuador. With the support of the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, churches have helped thousands of people by delivering food kits, water, mosquito nets, medicine, mattresses, and aluminum roofing for repairs.

More assistance is needed. In Peru, more than 1 million people have been affected and three million are at risk for diseases carried by insects. 

In southwest Colombia, more than 200 people were killed in a 1 April mudslide. Prayer is requested for local residents. There is no Church of the Nazarene presence in the area.

How to help

Pray

Pray for a rapid reduction in rainfall, for those who need medical care, and for the church, government agencies, and other humanitarian response organizations working to respond to this great need. Pray that God will use His Church to convey His love and hope.

Give

Churches and individuals around the world can support disaster response efforts by giving to the Peru Flooding Fund. Donations will be used to meet urgent needs as well as for long-term recovery and rebuilding.

To send donations by mail:

In the U.S., make checks payable to "General Treasurer" and send them to:
Global Treasury Services
Church of the Nazarene
P.O. Box 843116
Kansas City, MO 64184-3116
Be sure to put 127583 in the Memo area.
 
In Canada, make checks payable to "Church of the Nazarene Canada" and send them to:
Church of the Nazarene Canada
20 Regan Road, Unit 9
Brampton, Ontario L7A 1C3
Be sure to put 127583 in the Memo area.
 
For any other country, give through your local church or district, designating your gift to the Peru Flooding Fund.

To give to disaster relief efforts throughout South America, click here.

--Church of the Nazarene South America

Comments

Latest

Image
Ecuador Flag

Flags of the Nations: Ecuador

20 Jan, 2020
Go to content
Image
Fifth Sunday Serve

South Texas churches hold innovative 'Fifth…

17 Jan, 2020
Go to content
Image
Olga and Alexei

Nazarene presence in Latvia continues to grow

16 Jan, 2020
Go to content
Image
Mexico

Five stops, hundreds of lives changed in…

16 Jan, 2020
Go to content
Image
Larry Bollinger

APNTS announces Larry Bollinger as new…

16 Jan, 2020
Go to content
Image
David Moyer Sr

Celebrating the life of David Moyer Sr.

14 Jan, 2020
Go to content

Most Popular

There are no news items to show.

Newsletter

About Us

WYSIWYG Content

NCN (Nazarene Communication Network) News is the official news service for the Church of the Nazarene denomination. Founded in 1958, it was originally known as Nazarene Information Services.

 

Stories to share? Contact us at news@nazarene.org

or 1-877-258-1161.

 

© Church of the Nazarene, Inc.

Show Border?
No