Posted by: calloftheandes | May 4, 2016

Notes from the Quake Zone (Thirteenth in a Series)

Clean-up work at Canoa, Ecuador on April 26 in response to the 7.8 strength earthquake of 10 days earlier.

Clean-up work at Canoa, Ecuador on April 26 in response to the 7.8 strength earthquake of 10 days earlier.

(26 April 2016, Canoa, Manabí Province, Ecuador)

by Hermann Schirmacher

canoa3After having our team at a safe location, I went back with Sebastian and Dr. Daniela Guevara to go back to Nuevo Briceño to deliver mosquito nets and supplies, as well to see a patient with high fever. We made it back to Canoa, to this hotel surrounded by heavy equipment, a water treatment plant, a medical tent and many destroyed buildings.

The story that struck me most was what I received from a dear friend Chuck Howard: If you get this email, and if you get to Canoa, PLEASE, if possible, see if you can see Mariana (…).  She is a dear friend of ours whom we have known for over 25 years.  She lost her husband, Melecio, three sons, a daughter, a son-in-law, and a granddaughter when their church collapsed Saturday evening.  She was under the rubble for two days before she was rescued! Tell her we are praying for her and for her family (…). We’re praying for you and the team as well. -Chuck

Hermann Schirmacher

Hermann Schirmacher

We are looking for this lady and I am sure that we will find out about her soon. Thanks for praying, supporting and donating to alleviate the suffering of many dear Ecuadorians.

God Bless Canoa.

Hermann Schirmacher is a missionary with Reach Beyond.

 

 

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