Posted by: calloftheandes | May 2, 2016

Notes from the Quake Zone (Tenth in a Series)

Reach Beyond medical professionals (including Dr. Joe Martin, at right) worked at the invitation of Ecuador's Ministry of Public Health.

Reach Beyond medical professionals (including Dr. Joe Martin, at right) worked at the invitation of Ecuador’s Ministry of Public Health.

(25 April 2016 Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador)

by Hermann Schirmacher

We have been asked by the Ministry of Health to go to help at Canoa [Manabí Province], one of Ecuador’s top tourism centers where many hotels collapsed.

Please continue to pray for our team and for safety during this trip and further on. We plan to go back to Quito on Friday [April 29] to continue to organize much needed help for the area.

We are so thankful for a wonderful Villegas family [hosts at Atacames hotel]. They have been of huge help to our teams as we spent time at the northern province of Esmeraldas. They have been patients at our Hospital Vozandes.

I am also very encouraged for the good work of the Ministry of Health that is really covering very well the small communities and visiting many remote places. They are showing presence at most of the places that have been impacted by this tragedy.

God Bless Ecuador.

Hermann Schirmacher is a missionary with Reach Beyond.



  1. […] Reach Beyond’s Hospital Vozandes co-sponsored the event, along with other institutions, including Ecuador’s Ministerio de Salud Publica (Ministry of Public Health or MSP). This year’s event was held February 22-26 at Reach Beyond […]

  2. […] said good-bye to our friends [in Esmeraldas Province] and asked the Lord for His guidance as we did not what to expect today. We had not a final place […]

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