As relief agencies deploy following an earthquake, a bishop asks ‘continue to hold our country in prayer.’
In the wake of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on April 16, Bishop Silvio Cevallos of the Evangelical United Methodist Church of Ecuador asks that people “continue to hold our country in prayer.”
The quake, Ecuador’s most powerful since a 1987 earthquake that killed 1,000 people, has so far claimed the lives of 350. Officials say that number is expected to rise. At least 2,500 are injured and others are missing.
More than 130 aftershocks have followed, rattling cities hundreds of miles away and knocking out…Read more–>