Mexico (MNN) — The Southern Baptist International Mission
Board is responding to Mexico's devastating floods.
At least 16 people were missing and feared dead after a
landslide buried the community of San Juan de Grijalva in Chiapas state Nov. 5,
and nine other Chiapas communities are isolated by another large landslide,
according to the AFP news agency.
The IMB is supporting relief efforts conducted by local
churches. Congregations are planning a
relief convoy to Tabasco once roads become passable.
An initial grant of $5,000 from Southern Baptist relief
funds has been released to Baptist congregations in Merida, located in southern
Mexico's Yucatan state, reported David Brown, Southern Baptists' regional
disaster relief coordinator.
In Tabasco, schools had been authorized to reopen in areas
of the city that are not under water. About half of Tabasco's 2.1 million
people have been affected by the flooding. An additional $5,000 has been
released to the Mexican convention for a relief project in Tabasco being
conducted by Baptist congregations nationwide.
Southern Baptist field partners are also helping pastors
offer the appropriate spiritual response to victims of the disaster. Please pray for the church leaders as they
become the hands and feet of Christ in this crisis. Click here if you want to help.