In the aftermath of the recent hurricanes striking the Caribbean islands and the Gulf Coast, many areas are experiencing disaster and devastation. One particular island, Puerto Rico, is in particularly desperate need of relief efforts.
Currently, there is no electricity on the island, only a few sparse areas have running water, and fuel is extremely difficult to acquire – in fact, they are only giving out three gallons of fuel at a time, and those receiving it are having to wait in line for hours.
BMA Missions is getting reports from different locations and pastors when possible, but it’s a difficult process. One national missionary, Brother Angel de Jesús, had to stand in line for four hours simply to make a 60 second phone call to his son to tell him they had survived. Additionally, pastors in Puerto Rico have been unable to contact one another to begin assessing the real damage of this natural disaster.
We have heard from two BMA pastors in Puerto Rico, and they are reporting no fatalities, but incredible destruction and devastation. They have been told that electricity will not be restored for months.
There is a desperate need to help our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico. Missions will be planning ways in which to assist them in the upcoming weeks, but the best way to help is to donate to the BMA relief fund. 100 percent of each donation will go to the relief effort.
To donate to the relief fund, send checks to:
P.O. Box 878
Conway, AR 72033
Make sure and specify “Disaster Relief – Puerto Rico” in the memo line of the check.
You can also donate online by visiting bmamissions.org, clicking on the “Give” tab, clicking on “Designate My Offering,” and choosing the “Relief Funds” category. Fill out your donation information, and make sure to include a message that says “Puerto Rico.”
Thank you for helping with this relief cause.