January 22, 2009


Dan Salas

Director, Dan Salas Ministries

In January 2009, Costa Rica experienced an earthquake registering 6.2. Vara Blanca, near the epicenter, was like a war zone. The earthquake caused numerous landslides. It also destroyed homes, roads and businesses.

We live forty-five minutes from this area so we were able to assist the people in this community. Joyce Meyer Ministries, Hand of Hope was quick to respond and equipped us to feed the people and supply rescue workers soon after the quake.

Although communication was limited, we quickly found a need and began to meet it by replacing a water supply line. With the help of fifteen other volunteers, we were then able to repair water lines and install almost a third of a mile of new water lines.

Please continue to pray for the people affected by this as we continue to find ways to help these people whose lives have been devastated by this tragedy.

For more information, visit Hand of Hope.