Thursday, April 16, 2009

Floods in Altamira

Easter morning started off like most morning.  We got up early and went to the church to have breakfast with the congregation and worship the Lord.   It was great.  We returned home and at 10:00am our electricity went off and that is when we heard the first reports that 2 dams broke above the city.  Within hours, the lower half of the city was flooded.  Unfortunately, there were a few children and elderly that lost their lives.  It is a tragedy.  Thousands of people are misplaced, and they have lost nearly everything of their already small possessions.  Personally, we are currently housing several people, and the church is hosting several families.   These situations become even tougher because the support from the government is very little.

 

Below are some pictures.  One is during the flood, and another is the house of one of our church members that is staying at out our house.  Her house and everything in it are completely trashed.  We know that we cannot help everyone but we definitely want to help as many families as we can.  Would you like to partner in helping these families?   If so, there are two ways to get this accomplished below.  

You can send a tax deductible donation to the Xingu Mission at

The Xingu Mission

PO Box 340785

Columbus, Ohio 43234

Attn: Altamira Base

Or on-line at http://www.xingu.org/15a1_altamira_donation.html

If you decide to make a donation, please let us know.  This will give us a general idea and allow us to start putting your money to work quicker. 

Please pray for all the displaced in Altamira, and pray that we as church can assist families not only physically but spiritually and emotionally. 

Thanks and blessings, Steve

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