Friday, February 22, 2008

Pray for Ecuador

I received this request today. Please join us in praying for the people of Ecuador.

Heavy rains in Ecuador during February have caused much flooding on the coast. Families are living in water that has flooded their houses. They are facing health problems from disease carried by mosquitoes and from being in water. Farmers have lost their crops and animals. The heavy rains have caused land slides in the mountains. Road conditions all over Ecuador are bad.
In the mountains, the volcano Tungarahua has continued to put out ash causing the farmers to loose crops and animals. The health of the people is endangered as they try to clean the ash off the crops and grass. They do not wear masks and breathe in the ash.

Food prices are going up due to these crises. The flour mills are holding back on grinding the wheat speculating the price to go up.

*Pray for direction for the government and Christians to know how to help.

*Pray that the people will be open to the gospel and come to know Jesus as their Savior.

*Pray that the Christians will be obedient to share the gospel.

*Ask God to use this to cause people to seek Him.

Thank you for being faithful to pray.


GuyMuse said...

Thanks for sending this out about the flooding going on all over Ecuador, especially here on the coast. This has been a particularly heavy rainy season. Last night on the local news they talked about 3/4 of the coastal region being under water. Everything on the news here is about the flooding. Thanks for praying.

Kevin, Somewhere in South America said...

I read last night, Guy, that at least 16 have now died in the flooding. Our hearts go out to you all.