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Peru: Torrential Rains Causing Devastating Floods; 78 People Dead

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Mar 24
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Torrential rains have been causing devastating floods in Peru which have gotten even worse in the last couple weeks.

According to the Christian Telegraph, 78 people have lost their lives in the floods and 100,000 have been made homeless.

Houses, schools, crops, and livelihoods have been devastated indiscriminately and there seems to be no end in sight to the floods.

However, through the devastation, Christian aid groups are taking action.

“A ministry that Christian Aid Mission supports in Peru is already providing relief in the affected area. They know the language and the best way to reach with the Gospel to their own countrymen. Even though the ministry meeting hall was damaged by these torrential rains, the congregation has started reaching out to the flood victims,” said Rosa Contreras Hart, the Latin America Area Director for Christian Aid Mission.

The aid organization is also using the opportunity of ministering to peoples’ physical needs to also minister to their spiritual needs.

“‘We know that this is the best moment to share hope in Christ with so many people affected by this natural disaster,’” Hart said a ministry leader told her.

Hart also asked for Christians around the world to pray for the people of Peru:

“Please pray for Peru as the flooding, landslides, and torrential rain have affected many villages, leaving many people without housing and food.”

 

Publication date: March 24, 2017