South America Region requests prayer as torrential rains continue
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 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.
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.