Last weekend, Chile was struck by a terrible earthquake. Hundreds of people have been killed, millions have been displaced. The LWF General Secretary, Dr Ishmael Noko, has urged Christians to pray for Chile. We have also received a more personal call for prayer from Chile from Gabriela Cobo, who is a participant in the LWF Global Training for Young Leaders:
As you know, we have a difficult situation in Chile. The Earthquake was verystrong and led to terrible consequences… Thanks to God my family and friends arefine. The most damages occurred in the city of Concepcion and its surroundings. Ican inform, that in the capital of Chile, Santiago, some buildings are also very damaged. They had to be evacuated. Some people started to loot supermarkets, stores andhouses… We are a little bit scared, because we don’t know how the situationis going to continue. We try to help others through organizations, universities andschools, were they are collecting food, clothes, water….Please, help our country and pray a lot for the people that are suffering andfor the volunteers.