48% of the Help Chile Heal budget has been received. Temperatures have been in the 30s and 40s already so the need is URGENT. Please help put FM pastors and church members in warm homes this week. 

Tomorrow (April 27) will be the 2 month anniversary of “The BIG One.”  We say the BIG one because aftershocks are still being felt (some quite strong) and causing more destruction.  Yet a lot of positive thing are happening in Chile these days!  Reconstruction projects have begun in Talcahuano, Chillan, Coronel, San Ignacio, Los Angeles, Lota, Coelemu, and Santiago (at Casa Grande).  There is still so much to do!  Some people still live in tents.  Some get up out of the tents and go to work.  Others get up out of their tent, and no longer have work to go to.   

Ricardo had the privilege of visiting Lota last week, offering hope and compassion to those who are still suffering.  Pictures from his trip are seen below.

People are still under a lot of physical, emotional and spiritual pressure and for this reason, the Chilean Conference of the Free Methodist Church is requiring all FM pastors and their families to attend a retreat near Chillan this weekend.  Please pray that everyone in attendance will return to their ministries refreshed and at least partially healed, with new energy and insight on how to better serve our church family!

Don’t forget to share the on-going needs with your church family and/or friends.  Let’s Help Chile Heal this week!
Thanks and blessings,
Ricardo and Beth Gomez
Free Methodist World Missions

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