Jun 13 2018

For those affected by the Fuego volcano eruption

Vulnerability is a relentless fact of life for families in the developing world. We were yet again reminded of that sad truth this past week when, with little warning, the Fuego volcano in south-central Guatemala erupted.

The resulting flow of lava, ash and pyroclastic material has brought devastation to a widespread area. As of this writing, more than 200 people are still missing and the death toll exceeds 100. As rescue and recovery workers gain greater access to the most heavily impacted areas, that number is expected to rise.

The people confronted with this tragedy enter in fellowship with those whose lives have been disrupted by other recent volcanic activity, including the Mayon volcano in the Philippines and Mount Kilauea in Hawaii. A long period of recovery awaits those affected by these events, including many in the Unbound community. As they face the challenges ahead, they will be strengthened by their resilient spirit and encouraged by our care and that of other loving people.

Read more about the eruption of the Fuego volcano and its impact on the Unbound community.

Donate to Disaster Response to help Unbound provide assistance to families affected by events like the eruption of the Fuego volcano.

Please pray

God of compassion, bless and sustain the people of Guatemala. Console the grieving and give them hope as they seek to rebuild their lives. May we be part of their blessing, pouring out our love in acts of generosity and service. As we commit ourselves to living as their compañeros — their companions on the long journey toward wholeness — help us to never forget that we are your hands in the world, not just for a moment but always. We ask this in your most holy name. Amen.

5 thoughts on “For those affected by the Fuego volcano eruption”

    1. Karen,

      Thank you for your question. Our Sponsor Services team contacted sponsors of any sponsored friends that were significantly impacted by the eruption. If you still have questions, give us a call at (800) 875-6564 or email mail@unbound.org.

      Thank you again for your concern,
      Jordan Kimbrell
      Unbound writer/editor

  1. I just found out that my sponsored child and his family are OK, it has been a rough almost 2 weeks, lots of prayers and pestering the wonderful ladies at Unbound headquarters. Have many more thank yous to give to our Heavenly Father for keeping them safe and, for the lost that they are viewing Heaven. I pray for the staff that is helping secure the futures of those displaced.

  2. I am praying for all people in Guatemala! I was wondering if there is a way to find out about my little sponsored child. I don’t know exactly where they live.

    1. Dear Louise,
      Thank you for your prayers. Our Sponsor Services department contacts sponsors if their sponsored friends are severely affected by disasters, such as the one in Guatemala. If you don’t hear from them, that means your sponsored friend is unaffected or only minimally affected by the situation.
      Thank you again for your prayers,
      Jordan Kimbrell
      Unbound writer/editor

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

We reserve the right to approve or reject any comment. We do this manually, so you will not see your comment immediately after posting. Read our full comment policy.