Last night, for some reason, I was thinking about our Compassion trip to Mexico my daughter and I took in January.
And then, when I started checking Facebook this morning, I saw reports of an earthquake that hit off the coast of southern Mexico last night.
I immediately starting thinking about Alfredo and his family, and the many other Compassion children and their families that live in Chiapas.
In 2014, my son and I were on our first trip with Compassion. And where did we go? Chiapas. The most southern state in the country of Mexico.
See that pink building in the photo above? That is the church in this community. The church had no glass in the windows, and the restroom? Basically an outhouse with no roof out behind the church.
Do you think this building is up to earthquake standards? I am sure no building inspector has even seen this place, let alone ever traveled to a location like this.
Why am I sharing this with you?
"You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know." _ William Wilberforce
Recently, I finished reading 'Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery' by Eric Metaxas.
I have seen extreme poverty and I have to speak up about it. I know that we live in the most prosperous nation on earth.
I know that there are families in other countries living with next to nothing. They do not have the resources we have to rebuild when everything around them is destroyed.
We cannot sit back and do nothing.
If you can and are willing, Compassion has a fund set up to help families in disasters. You can visit this link to make a donation today.