Feed A Family in Perú!
Dear family, friends, and ministry partners,
We hope this update finds you all well. I will keep this short and get right to the point--we need your help!
As many of you know, in the past few weeks, I (Daniel) have been helping in different areas that have been affected by the recent severe flooding. Last week, I had the opportunity to go up north to Piura and visit seven different communities that were hit hard by the flooding. There are almost 1,600 families that live in these areas. Some families lost their homes, others their income due to crop loss, and some both.
I returned to Lima this past Saturday and have been working with a group of people who are trying to collect non-perishable items to donate to these needy communities.
Here's where we need your help! It costs about $10 to give each family a bag filled with basic items: one can of tuna, small bag of rice, pack of noodles, lentils, oil, etc. We have enough donations here in Lima to provide one bag to about 800 families. Would you be willing to invest $10 in order to provide food for one more family? If so, you can donate to us at globalfaithmission.org Click on Give, then Missionaries, then Daniel and Heather DeLand. Select One-Time Donation and follow the instructions.
When you donate just specify that it is for feeding a family here in Perú. All of the money we receive for this project will go directly to buying the needed supplies.
This week or next, I, along with a friend, will personally be returning to the different villages in order to distribute the food and share God's hope and truth with the families. We are also working alongside local national pastors there in Piura who will be able to follow up with the different communities we are helping.
We greatly appreciate your partnership with us through praying and giving to reach these needy families.
Thanks again for all of your prayers and support!
We love you!
Daniel, Heather, Esther, and Joseph
One of the towns I visited was fairly isolated due to the collapsed highway. This is a broken canal in one of the communities I visited. They lost 200 acres of rice in this town due to the flooding. The pastor that accompanied me during my time in Piura is sharing with some of the men from the village.