Christians reach out in the aftermath of Natural disasters in Central America

By October 12, 2005

Central America (MNN) — Christians are mobilizing in the aftermath of a volcanic eruption and Hurricane Stan in Central America.

El Salvador was shaken on Saturday October 1st with the eruption of a volcano, known as Santa Ana. Two people died, but many were left homeless as volcanic lava and ash destroyed homes and villages.

Baptist World Aid, the relief and development arm of the Baptist World Alliance, responded immediately with financial assistance to help the Baptist Association in El Salvador.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Stan then hit El Salvador, Guatemala and southern Mexico. The resulting mud slides killed many. The village of Panabajin, Guatemala was destroyed as 1,400 villagers were killed in a quagmire 40 feet deep in places.

Although Stan was only a Category 1 hurricane, it dumped a great deal of rain over the three countries causing severe flooding.

BWA is supporting relief work being undertaken by Baptists in the region, and has launched an appeal for monetary help. You gift of support can help the suffering in Jesus’ name.

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