Chilean Earthquake Updates
March 2, 2010
Below is an update from John Hoyt of the Chilean Churches of Christ.
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Thank you to all of our brothers and sisters around the world who are praying for the disciples and the entire country of Chile. We continue to need your prayers. Here’s an update of news from today.
The Situation on the Ground
In both Santiago and Concepción the situation has become more dangerous. In various neighborhoods in Santiago armed bands are threatening to loot homes that have been damaged by the quake. Some disciples have had to work together with their neighbors to protect their homes. Also in Concepción the looting has gotten worse. Supermarkets and other stores have been attacked and looted. Also vehicles that have entered Concepción have been attacked.
Adriana was found! Thanks so much for praying for her. Her bus stopped in a smaller city between Santiago and Concepción and she was unharmed by the earthquake.
Our list of disciples that have we have not been able to contact is down to five. Today, members of the church were able to locate and talk to about ten more brothers and sisters. Thank God that little by little everyone is being found.
Christian Amestoy traveled today to Concepción. He left Santiago at 2 pm so he should be arriving right around midnight. A trip that normally takes six hours now takes 10 due to detours, road outages etc. He is carrying a truck full of food, water and other provisions to our brothers and sisters in Concepción. He spoke with them again today and they are all fine. They have food and water for the next 3 to 4 days.
Please continue to pray for:
- The disciples in all three churches in Chile.
- Christian Amestoy - he has a safe and encouraging trip to Concepción.
- Claudio and Leslie, another couple traveling to Concepción to locate and help their family.
For more information, you can contact John Hoyt of the Chilean churches directly John.Hoyt3@gmail.com.
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Earthquake in Chile Leaves Many Homeless
The death toll continues to rise after the 8.8 quake located on the south central coast of Chile shook buildings and caused blackouts as far away as that nation’s capital city of Santiago.
Reports indicate that some disciples have lost their homes. However, we are encouraged to learn that no casualties have been reported within our family of churches in Chile. For updates on the situation, please go to www.disciplestoday.org.
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