Pray for Carlos Bonilla and Mayra Giovanetti, assisting churches to minister to earthquake victims in SpainJune 8, 2011
The Bonilla/Giovanetti family
They write: The Emergency Relief Funds to support the reconstruction
process for the families in Lorca after their earthquakes of May 11th is in the
hands of the FBC of Lorca who will, as soon begin organizing the completion of
the sanctuary’s basement that was not affected. The idea is to make it their
meeting room and a place to organize the food and household items given to them
to distribute to those in need as they are able. We must point out that after
living as nomads (without a sanctuary) since 2006, they had been meeting at the
Red Cross headquarters in Lorca that was crushed in the earthquakes. Therefore,
they are now meeting at a neighbors’ house where they bring for each meeting
plastic chairs, the pulpit, the Bible, the Communion set, and, the sound and
First-hand witness: FBC Lorca sanctuary… We left for Lorca to see our UMMBE sisters we had met in previous occasions and meet people from the congregation in Lorca who are also affected by earthquakes. Abigail noticed the mood was improving and, despite the situation still being the same (for now), they are recovering the joy and good humor they are known for. It is impacting to see how aware they are that as a Church they are responsible to serve their neighbor and be a light in the midst of this disaster. It is inspiring to see how even when they are in the same or worse predicament as their neighbors in Lorca (each remodeling/reconstruction project is approximately US$28,600), the Church families are thinking of ways to respond to the communities’ needs. In fact, out of the distribution packages they prepared they have already helped several families that are not from the Church; this has been a witness to those who have received these gifts.
- Pray for the people of Lorca as they rebuild their lives after the impact of the earthquake.
- Pray for the Christians in Spain as they reach out in the name of Jesus bringing help and hope.
- Pray for Mayra and Carlos as they serve Jesus in Spain.