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October 2, 2017
We know that you, like us, have been deeply saddened by the natural disasters that have recently swept up so many of our sisters and brothers in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the south of the USA.
We have been in touch with partners and friends in Puerto Rico and Mexico who are in the midst of the most affected areas by the recent hurricanes and earthquakes. Though everyone we've contacted is fine physically, they are also emotionally overwhelmed and deeply involved in recovery efforts.
We have received news that churches in Puerto Rico are still assessing the damages after Maria’s path through the island. We have also heard from our friends and partners in Chiapas at Seminario Intercultural Mayense (SIM), and our friends in Mexico City at Iglesia Bautista Shalom (Click here to read a report from Ximena Ulloa Montemayor on the relief efforts of Iglesia Bautista Shalom). They are all involved in recovery efforts to communities that suffered significant losses and devastation as a result of the earthquakes in Central and South Mexico. There is a lot of work to do and they need our help!
We know that you want to be of tangible support so we offer these options.
If you would like to send a message of support, please email LeDayne ([email protected]) -- we will collect and send your messages so that our friends will know of your love and concern but not be distracted by multiple emails.
All of the on-going efforts for relief and recovery require funds. If you would like to offer a financial gift, you may send it through BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz and we will get it directly into the hands of the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico in San Juan; the Mayan Intercultural Seminary in San Cristobal, Chiapas; and the Shalom Baptist Church in Mexico City, or one of our partners and friends in that specific region who are involved in recovery efforts.
You may designate your gift to a specific institution or allow us to split the gifts evenly. You may make your gift at www.bpfna.org/payments or www.bpfna.org/es/pagos. Please put “Disaster Relief” as the payment description along with any further designation (specific institution, etc.) if applicable. You can also mail a donation to “BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz, 300 Hawthorne Ln, Suite 205, Charlotte, NC 28204”.
-- The Staff and Board of BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz