Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Please pray for and give help to Puerto Rico

Please pray for the people of Puerto Rico, especially those in rural areas and small towns.

Please also pray for success for the efforts of those working to restore to some semblance of normalcy to that island.

Over the weekend, our daughter shared a conversation she'd had earlier in the week with a utility worker who had just returned from Puerto Rico. He was among the mainland crews working to restore power to that US territory.

While there, he and other crew members slept in tents on a beach. His report: Much of Puerto Rico is still without power or potable water.

I know that many of the resorts and restaurants in San Juan have been up and running for a while. But in the countryside, in small towns and villages, much remains to be done.

This article, from USA Today, which appeared about six months after Hurricane Maria decimated the island, gives a picture of where things stand right now in Puerto Rico. Progress has been made but it isn't pretty.

Please keep Puerto Rico in your prayers. Please contribute to your favorite relief organizations working there. Thanks.

If you're looking for a relief agency to whom you can contribute, you may want to prayerfully consider Lutheran World Relief, still at work there.

[I'm the pastor of Living Water Lutheran Church in Centerville, Ohio.]

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