Advisory: Homes Damaged by Flooding in Colombia

How has the flooding affected Compassion-assisted children in Colombia?
Advisory: Homes Damaged by Flooding in Colombia

  |   Posted: August 23, 2011   |   Updated: December 20, 2011

UPDATE: December 20, 2011 — Flooding in Colombia continues

Heavy rains and flooding continue throughout Colombia.

More than 50 families from Compassion-assisted center CO-127 and CO-441 have experienced damage to their homes. Church members are supporting these families with their prayers.

Please pray for the country of Colombia as residents continue to deal with the heavy rains and flooding. Please continue to ask for the Lord’s protection over our children, staff and their families.

Compassion Colombia will keep us updated as more information is available.

Compassion International will contact you if your sponsored child has been affected.

UPDATE: October 10, 2011 — Recovery from the flooding in Colombia is under way.

Compassion-assisted children from an additional child development center (CO-201) have recently been affected by the flooding in Colombia.

The homes of six families from center CO-201 and three from center CO-127 have been damaged by the flooding. These children and their families also lost household belongings, clothing and school supplies.

At this time, flooding in Magungu, Colombia, has affected approximately 70 compassion-assisted families.

Please pray for those who have been temporarily relocated because their homes were damaged by flooding. Please pray for the community as they clean up after the flooding.

Compassion Columbia will keep us updated as more information is available.

Compassion International will contact you if your sponsored child has been affected.

August 23, 2011:

The area of Magungu, Colombia, was flooded at the beginning of this month.

So far, the homes of at least 60 Compassion-assisted children from center CO-127 have been damaged. These children and their families also lost household items, clothing and school materials.

The child development center provided temporary shelter at the church for the affected families.

Some of the families have been able to return to their homes and the center has resumed all normal activities.