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JONATHAN'S GRADUATION (CFNI)
TEACH AT PASTORS GATHERING - FAMILY RESTAURATION CHURCH
SAN JUAN DEL RÍO, QRO.
DAY OUTREACH WITH MISSIONS STUDENTS
PREACH AT THE LORD'S SUPPER SERVICE - AMISTAD
DESIERTO DE LOS LEONES, MEX
Tragedy in Tabasco
By Kerry A. Olson
A week of intensive rains unleashed massive flooding in the southeastern
state of Tabasco. In the capital city of Villahermosa, rooftops barely
jutted above the surface of brackish waters flooding the city streets
after at least one major river overflower its banks. Heavy rains started
swelling waterways the last Sunday of October, and the Puxcatan and Grijalva
rivers' levels were still rising rapdily the following week.
An estimated 80 percent of the state of Tabasco was covered under water.
The rains triggered mud slides and forced some 800,000 people from their
homes and affected at least one million people in the states of Tabasco
McDonald's restaurant in Villahermosa, Tabasco
Down town Villahermosa, Tabasco
Famous Olmec colossal head measuring 9 feet high
from La Venta protected against flood waters at Villahermosa Museum
An estimated 80 percent of Tabasco under water.
During the month of November and into December, our congregation, Amistad
Cristiana mobilized teams to assist churches in the Comalcalco and Villahermosa
area. Two semi truck loads of non perishable goods were sent from the
congreation the latter part of November.
Please pray for the thousands of families that lost everything and that
many would turn to Christ in their time of desperate need. Pray that the
Church would take advantage of this opportunity and for the ongoing efforts
to minister both physically and spiritually to those affected, as well
as the reconstruction of Villahermosa, as well as many towns and villages
throughout the state of Tabasco and Chiapas.
Kerry A. Olson
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