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Earthquake Followup #4: Mompiche

I (Scott) recently had the opportunity to visit the April 2016 earthquake zone at the invitation of German Rhon, a new friend and long-time missionary (he is 68).  German is a native Ecuadorian, but is married to an American missionary named … Continue reading

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June 2016 Newsletter

Want the print version?  Click here.   What did Ecuador’s 7.8 earthquake on April 16 feel like from 100 miles away? Long! It just kept going and going for around a minute and it shook the whole country (Ecuador is … Continue reading

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Earthquake: Followup #3

Reach Beyond’s disaster relief teams listened to many survivors tell their stories, but a very special story was told by Marianita in Canoa.  She and her husband, Melecio, were long-time friends of several Reach Beyond missionaries who asked Team #2 to … Continue reading

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Earthquake: Followup #2

May 18 a pair of powerful aftershocks  rocked Ecuador’s coast, killing one person, injuring 85, and further damaging homes and other buildings.  In Quito we were roused just before 3 a.m. by the 6.8 aftershock which went on for a … Continue reading

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Earthquake, Followup #1

Two weeks after our April 16 earthquake, the disaster zone on the coast is starting to see some signs of normalcy.  Some gas stations have gas, some grocery stores have food and supplies, some destroyed buildings have been leveled.  All … Continue reading

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It’s too early to write a comprehensive post about last night’s 7.8 earthquake about 100 miles from us off the Ecuador coast.  But I (Jody) have just a few reflections. What we experienced Just after sunset, we felt a gentle rocking … Continue reading

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