Two Compassion children centers affected by floods

By May 18, 2010

Colombia (MNN) — Flood waters in Colombia are receding, but not before causing landslides, affecting some 18,000 people and leaving behind a muddy mess, according to the Colombian government and Compassion International.

Colombia Reports and The Weather Network said floods resulted from the heaviest rainfall in 50 years, and to make matters worse, rain came after Colombia experienced several months of drought, allowing water to quickly pool up and not have a chance to penetrate the dry ground.

Since 1974, Compassion has been in country. They now have 180 child development centers and more than 49,300 children registered.

Of these centers, two were affected by the floods, and Compassion responded immediately with food and other basic needs.

Ultimately, they hope their quick actions and on-going work in Colombia will show the affected individuals how much Christ loves them and the stability He offers in the midst of unstable weather conditions.

Compassion said they will inform sponsors if their sponsored child has been affected by these recent events.

Don't have a sponsored a child? Compassion needs supportive families and individuals for these children and others around the world to form personal relationships and to share Christ's love as the opportunities present.

Visit Compassion's Web site to start sponsoring a child today or to help them in the continuing relief efforts in Colombia.

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