“Christ Loves You” bags for Venezuela.
Venezuela has been experiencing a severe economic crisis since 2014. Hyperinflation is out of control, and regular minimum wage hikes have not kept up with the rising costs of food. It is reported that inflation is approaching 1 million percent annually! For example, in December a bag of sugar cost 500 bolivares soberanos. In the same bag of sugar in January cost 5,000 bolivares soberanos. Continue reading
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Tagged aid, Disaster Relief, Disaster Relief Team, DRC, economic, economy, feeding the hungry, food shortage, humanitarian crisis, hunger relief, hungry, hyperinflation, inflation, John Johnson, Latin America, Venezuela
Street flooding in Puerto Rico (credit: Caleb Garcia).
By Carl Stagner
Puerto Rico, you are not forgotten. Politics and pop culture may have taken over the headlines in recent days, but the Church of God continues to pray for you and assess widespread destruction left behind by Hurricane Maria. The reports from the ground are sobering; decimated accurately describes the landscape, as an estimated 90 percent of structures sustained serious damage (especially those made of wood), including 80 percent of the electrical transmission infrastructure. Some estimates paint a grim picture, as power may not be restored for several months for the more than three million Americans who call Puerto Rico home. Puerto Rico is also home to three Church of God congregations, now desperately trying to clean up, while continuing fervently to represent the hope of Christ amid the humanitarian crisis of a lifetime. Early this week, the Church of God in Puerto Rico provided an update. Continue reading
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Tagged aid, Caribbean, damage, Disaster Relief, DRC, earthquake, electricity, flooding, humanitarian crisis, Hurricane Maria, island, Marcos Garcia, Mary Ann Martinez Garcia, Mexico City, power outage, Puerto Rico, wind damage, winds