On Sunday, June 3, Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire (Volcán de Fuego) erupted, engulfing communities in its path and causing thousands of people to be displaced from their homes. A downpour and more volcanic activity to date has made recovery and rescue efforts challenging for responders.
Wesleyan pastors, Carlos and Delmi Rivas, serve at Adonai Church in Guatemala City and are caring for people displaced by the eruption of Mount Fuego. Children at a school affiliated with Adonai Church have donated money and helped buy hygiene items for those in need. Those from the church are also giving money needed to help buy supplies.
“We are praying this morning for Carlos and Delmi Rivas as they lead our Wesleyan sisters and brothers of Adonai Church,” said Wayne Schmidt, General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church. “May God give grace to those who are experiencing tremendous loss and encourage those who rise up to respond.”
World Hope International, local churches and organizational partners have been assessing the situation and reaching out to people on the ground about the conditions. It has been confirmed that those in the affected region regularly collect drinking water from the rain water and their supplies are contaminated by the volcanic ash and other debris.
Alongside Adonai Church and other organizations, World Hope International is urgently responding to the need by distributing water filters, solar power systems and other supplies as needed.
Wesleyans are asked to join the Rivas’ and Adonai Church in assisting those displaced by the Mount Fuego disaster through World Hope International. Click the button below to give: