Relief Effort Today in Mexico State (video)

by Jim on 20 September 2017

I just got back from a small town in the State of Mexico. Quite a few of us went from the churches here with supplies, including medications, clothes, water, food, diapers, toilet paper, and so on. I took some video for you.

Earthquake Relief - Mexico StateIt was hard to get many pictures to really show you the damage. You could see some walls that had crumbled a bit, but the real damage was inside the houses. Quite a few people in this town had homes that were more or less destroyed on the inside.

The first family I spoke to were sleeping in their car. Their home, which was also their business, was more or less unlivable. You’ll see the outside of one wall at the beginning of the video below, but I didn’t take any pictures of the inside to respect their privacy.

Even parts of the road as we drove in were collapsed, or badly cracked.

We were able to give out the supplies in a fairly organized way. The nice thing was that the people of the town were already gathered, and we actually had time to talk to many of them.

So we tried to give some encouragement, pray with people, share the gospel, give out some tracts and Bibles, along with the other items. People were very open to talking – which is a bit unusual when a bunch of strangers show up in a small town around here.

Pray for these people, and so many like them, who have lost so much. Towns like this are far from the resources that we have closer to us. It will take them a long time to rebuild.

If you would like to help, you can give through this link to help us directly. You can also keep praying. Thanks so much to those of have contacted us with your encouragement.

And now, here’s the video from this evening:

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Gram September 21, 2017 at 1:33 am

Good job! I imagine the people receiving the supplies were very grateful.
I’ve learned more about the situation there and about earthquakes in general.

I sent the link to your other two blog entries to quite a few people today. Some have already responded.My friend from college days, Lorraine, even called me on the phone tonight.

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