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Rescue worker with child in Guatemala
Thankful to find “the one” among so many dead

PIT > GUA

Off to areas affected by volcanic eruptions in Guatemala

Dear Family,

I’m leaving today from my home airport of Pittsburgh and heading to Guatemala City to meet survivors of this summer’s volcanic eruption that left 200 dead and thousands homeless.

I don’t have much experience with volcanos, but in Guatemala I’ll be meeting survivors who do.

I’ve learned over the years that the feeling of desperation among survivors is universal. I’ll be listening to their stories. Tears will flow, voices will crack; eyes will stare blankly at the ground while hands fidget, looking for a place to hide.

I’ve seen it before.

I’ll be there to encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ, reminding them that their spiritual family around the world cares. I’ll tell them that it was some of you who gave early in the summer to help, and conveying that you love them. I’ll do my best to encourage our Heaven’s Family partner who’s been working tirelessly to help meet the desperate needs of disaster victims around him.

And I’ll be looking for opportunities to share Jesus’ love with those who don’t know Him.

And before I return, I’ll be working with our partner to make a plan for the next few months to help rebuild houses, restore lives, and return families to self-sufficiency. If you haven’t yet given to help with these pressing needs and wish to now, please click here. I’ll make every effort to ensure that your gift gets to those Guatemalans affected most by the volcano.

For those who’ve contributed to these needs already, thank you so much for placing your trust in Heaven’s Family. I’m grateful that you’ve asked me to help on your behalf.

For Jesus and the “least of these,”

Jeff Trotter
Director, Disaster Relief Ministry

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