July GAP newsletter
July 06, 2018 at 6:00 AM
Violence and protests have broken out in Nicaragua, converting a once-peaceful land into one with issues of security. (Photo by Dan Breen)
July GAP newsletter
By Nathan Stob
A number of remarkably difficult things have happened at Luke Society ministries within the past month:
- Throughout May and June political unrest continued to escalate in Nicaragua. Luke Society ministry directors Dr. Francisco Moraga and Dr. Reyna Sanchez have been working to help people in the middle of the conflict. They have been providing medical care from a local church during this conflict. Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights has the death toll at 285 with another 156 people missing.
- On June 3, a catastrophic volcano erupted about 15 miles southeast of Patzun, Guatemala, leaving 112 people dead. Luke Society Guatemalan ministry directors, Dr. Axel Suquen (Patzun) and Dr. Jose Israel Hernandez (San Juan), have been working to respond in conjunction with other organizations to offer relief. Thank the Lord that their ministries were not directly effected by the volcano.
- The Luke Society ministry team from Lugansk, Ukraine, was performing a mobile medical clinic in a church on June 9. People in black masks from the local special police stopped their activity and seized all of their equipment. This is a devastating loss to Dr. Alexander Shevchenko, Dr. Sergei Serduk and Dr. Alexander Karenko. The equipment was never returned to them.
Please pray during these times of crises. Pray that families affected will feel God’s presence. Pray for the ministry directors working to bring comfort and peace. Pray that stories such as these remind us of the fallen condition of the world and remind us that the time is short to impact souls for Jesus. May these examples point us to Psalm 90:12 and “teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
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