This letter was sent to SIM from the pastor of the Lima Calvary Chapel pastor after their recent visit to Huarmey:
Thank you so much for partnering with us in our effort to bring relief to those affected by the recent mudslides and flooding in Huarmey.
Our team of 50+ left for Huarmey at 5am last Saturday and returned at 10pm that day. We served breakfast and lunch for about 600 people and provided almost 5 tons worth of food supplies, water, clothes and basic medicines. We were able to give a basic talk on flooding-related disease prevention and treat minor wounds of those whose hard work had gotten the best of them.
Also, thanks to your generous donation for the purchase of 3 water pumps we were able to help 4 families in getting water out of their flooded houses. We also were able to share a short message from God's word and prayed with dozens of people to receive Christ (many of which were children living in the affected areas).
It was a long day and yet it felt like a drop in a bucket, reason for which we intend on coming back to help with physical labor within the next 2 weeks.