Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Charity house

Life in Abundance's property on the outskirts of Santo Domingo is ready! The charity has built a house and outbuildings for week end retreats, seminars, short stays, workshops and training days. A happy day to see this project finished and ready to go. Well done to all who worked to make it possible.

Restored house

Good news from Ecuador!! An earthquake damaged house has been beautifully restored by Rodrigo of Life in Abundance. Children who lost their mother to cancer some years ago live in the house. Well done Rodrigo.! Bien Hecho!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Aid from First Baptist Church, Santo Domingo

Update from Jill - 26/4/16

Once again early this morning, before dawn, a caravan loaded with donations left the First Baptist Church in Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas loaded down with provisions for the earthquake survivors. 

We have now passed the first stage of emergency rescue. The next stage is to see what can be salvaged of properties, securing temporary accomodation for people made homeless, and planning ahead to see how people can rebuild their lives. 

The teams from the church always bring a message of hope in Jesus Christ."If you are still alive, then God has a plan for your life."

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

ECUADOR EARTHQUAKE 16/4/16: Update from Jill

We are still experiencing aftershocks and the death toll has obviously risen. There are teams of volunteer youths going to help extricate bodies from Pedernales. The smell is terrible. Some people who have been brought out alive have lost limbs

We will make sure donations are used to help victims of this earthquake.
The First Baptist Church in Santo Domingo de Los Tsachilas (La Primera Iglesia Bautista ) is a centre for receiving aid which we will distribute to areas not in the headlines, smaller communities, where the main aid agencies are not working.

These are in the province  of Manabi, namely:
Calceta, Junín, Tosagua, Canoa, San Vicente, Chamanga

This is a list of the goods needed

Saline solution
Non perishable foodstuffs
Items for personal hygiene, such as soap
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Toilet paper
Plastic cups
Disposable plates
Cooking facilities

One of the needs is for cooks to go and prepare food for the relief teams, who are working very hard, and there is no one to give them a meal.

I have been quite ill, with a sudden attack of labyrinthitis, with the most horrible nausea and vertigo, so I could not move. The pastors were called to pray for me and immediately I knew something in the spiritual had been broken. I was able to open my eyes without the room spinning and I am making a steady recovery. I am hoping to be able to go and interpret for some Americans who are coming as a rescue team.

Many thanks in advance

All blessings

Jill 20/04/2016

Monday, 18 April 2016

Ecuador Earthquake.

On Saturday 16th April, an earthquake struck at a fairly shallow depth of 19.2km (11.9 miles), magnitude 7.8 about 27km from Muisne in a sparsely populated area of Ecuador.

The earthquake has affected many of Ecuador's coastal regions. 

Some 413 people have died and over 2500 have been injured. The search for survivors continues.

Many charities have begun delivering aid to the affected areas.

Please continue to pray. 

If you would like to donate to LIAT, all money donated will go to the victims of this disaster.  

Thank you

Monday, 1 February 2016

New beginnings

"Rodrigo and Blanca, accompanied by Latin Link Mission Partner Emily, and Womens Worker Petita, are  working in a fresh location. Their aim is to teach handicrafts and sewing skills to marginalised women, and to identify victims of family abuse. Psychological, legal and spiritual help is then offered to the women in order to help them overcome their difficulties and begin a life free of abuse. The skills the women learn also enable them to make a small income."