When I wrote of the developing needs last week because of the above average rainfall in Nicaragua this year, there were problems. Thanks to all that responded both in prayers and financial support. But, our greatest concerns were for what was ahead and those concerns are now a reality as Tropical Storm Matthew drops heavy rain in Northern Nicaragua and here in Jinotega. As President Ortega stated, Those rains will bring additional problems for all of Nicaragua that is already suffering from above average rainfall.
On Friday, Sept 24th, the mission's emergency response team, Doctor Judith, Porfirio, Alberto and Sergio met to develop a response plan. Doctor Judith is our representative to the Regional Emergency Team and provided information from that meeting to assist our team in their planning.
Our response is not only for the Northern region but also for the areas around Lake Managua, Tipitapa and Granada. All three [more...]