Baptist Global Response
Relief efforts for Ecuador earthquake survivors continue. Many churches are responding to vast needs in the hardest hit areas and are sending teams there. Please pray for the Ecuador Baptist Convention's work as members engage 30 damaged areas with relief efforts and ongoing community development projects.
Two aftershocks rattled people in Ecuador on Wednesday. Locals said they felt just as powerful as the original 7.8-magnitude earthquake and they destroyed almost all the work survivors had accomplished since the April 16 disaster. Pray for these people. Ask God to give them endurance and strength.
Please pray for those who suffered losses during the recent earthquake in Ecuador. Ask God to comfort the families who have lost loved ones. Pray also for those injured and for the tens of thousands traumatized by the event.
Pray for BGR area directors as they assist overall coordination and leadership during response efforts. Ask God to grant them wisdom and knowledge as well as good health, especially in these early days.
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan in the early hours of Saturday, with at least eleven casualties. At this time the government is taking responsibility for the response. BGR is monitoring the situation but is not planning a significant response unless called upon by local partners. Please pray for those affected and pray for those responding.
The 5.5-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal today was moderate and didn't cause widespread damage. News sources say 15 people were injured but only two have been hospitalized. BGR will continue the recovery efforts we developed after the April 2015 quake, but we will not add any additional response. Thank you for your prayers today, and please continue praying for the Nepali people as they recover from last year's disaster.