Scenes of devastation are covering Guatemala after what is said to be the most violent volcanic eruption in the country, for over a century.
On Sunday at about 1pm, the Volcán de Fuego, one of Guatemala’s active volcanos erupted spitting ash, volcanic sand, and rock into several surrounding communities. At around 4pm, another large explosion spewed lava, toxic gas, rocks and smoke into the State of Escuintla. Entire villages were buried during the 16-hour eruption.
69 people have so far been confirmed dead, dozens are missing, thousands have been evacuated and more than 1.7 million people have been affected.
The staff and communities of our partner ministry Potter’s House are safe, but three Guatemalan states are in a state of emergency. Please join us in praying for all those affected.
Our partner ministry, Potter’s House are partnering with public and private relief teams on the ground to support those affected. Thousands have been placed in shelters and many are left homeless. It will take months to recover from this tragedy as those who have lost everything try to move on.
Please give to Potter’s House to support the work on the ground to serving those affected.