…a practical way for you to help
Recently Panama experienced some of the heaviest rains and flooding on record. Many Kuna villages were affected, including the village where we lived and served for many years. The believers report that 41 homes suffered damage and most of the villagers’ gardens were washed away. This was the food for their daily life as well as cash crops for next year. All the coffee plants were washed away, the corn, rice, fruit trees, and avocados. Much of the platano was lost (and this is the main staple of their diet). Many faithful Kuna brothers and sisters are faced with nearly a total loss. Rupentino & Griselda lost their crops to the flood, including their coffee which was a cash crop to pay for their children’s education. Belquis, a single mom with three children who is very active in the church and a Sunday school teacher, lost her garden on the river bank. The flood took everything. Her unsaved mother blames this on her teaching children in the church and not participating in the village’s drunken ceremonies.
Also wiped out by the flood was the church’s garden which was used to support their own missionary couple, Anelio & Silverixia in the village upriver. Now there is nothing to share with them. The village where Anelio and family are serving is much worse off because the roads are still impassible in their area, even with horses. So supplies are very limited. Out of their meager supplies, the church has brought food up to Anelio, Silverixia, and the believers there.
A fund has been established to help with the needs of these two Kuna villages. Use the “contact” tab (above) to receive information. We appreciate your prayers for our Kuna friends that are suffering. Pray that the believers will see God’s provision and continue trusting Him as their Jehovah-Jireh. Pray that the unbelievers will see the love and generosity of God’s people and come to know Christ as their Savior.