Foursquare Disaster Relief (FDR) is on the ground in Guatemala, following the eruption of Volcán de Fuego, located 25 miles from Guatemala City. Fuego’s volcanic eruption affected an estimated 1.7 million people, leaving over 3,100 people displaced from their homes.
In the disaster zone, there are three Foursquare churches. While all church buildings have been reported safe, there is no confirmation yet as to the safety of all Foursquare church members in the area.
Meanwhile, Foursquare Disaster Relief, local pastors and churches are actively reaching out to help those in need. Two Foursquare responders have been deployed from nearby El Salvador to Guatemala, reports FDR’s International Response Director Chad Isenhart. With FDR, the responders are working with local Foursquare leaders in the affected region to assess needs, plan and coordinate efforts to help.
Distribution of donated clothes, food and supplies are already underway. FDR has also sent immediate resources to the Guatemalan Foursquare Church to assist with local church response. But the specific impact this crisis has had on families from the area is yet to be determined.
“We have an opportunity to support and encourage our Foursquare family,” Chad says, “as they work to help those suffering, and come alongside them with support, prayer and encouragement.”
Pray for those who are experiencing trauma and loss in the wake of this disaster.
Pray for Foursquare’s local and national leaders as they work together to respond and reach out to those in need.
Pray for the safety of the response team, and for resources to arrive and be delivered safely.
Give now toward “FDR Guatemala Volcano” relief work, and get involved financially.
As the Foursquare family, we have an opportunity to help and support our brothers and sisters in Guatemala. Your tax-deductible donation helps FDR obtain needed resources and enables continuous efforts toward serving those impacted by this volcano. Thank you for your prayers and generosity!