Flash News

Relief and rescue operations continue in Indonesia after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Sulawesi Island killing at least 1,948 people, according to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management. More than 70,000 homes were destroyed or damaged by the 7.5 magnitude quake that struck on September 28, launching waves as high as six meters that slammed into Sulawesi at 800 km/h. More than 2,500 people were injured and almost 75,000 displaced. All our sisters and their relatives in Indonesia are safe. Thanks be to God! This week, the Indonesia Province sent a Sister and tow... more
21st August 2018 Around 1 million people have been displaced and over 400 have died in the worst monsoon flooding in a century in south-western India, that hit the Kerala State. At the beginning of August heavy rains and flash flooding caused rivers to overflow and nearly three dozen dams to be breached, resulting in unprecedented devastation and extensive damage to crops and homes. Even though the waters are now receding, people are still in urgent need of assistance and thousands of families impacted by the disaster need to recover. Many lost everything and had their homes ruined or washed... more
June 7, 2018 Dear Sisters and Mission Partners, On the 3 rd June the Volcano de Fuego violently erupted in Guatemala, killing more than 70 people and displacing thousands from their homes. At least 192 people are still missing and over 1,7 million people were affected by the volcano eruption in three central areas. In Sacatepéquez, Chimaltenango and Escuintla states, 30 km from the capital, many villages were destroyed, buried by lava, ashes and debris, and 3,000 were forced to evacuate, after losing all their properties. Our Sisters in Guatemala have been serving the most vulnerable for... more
EMERGENCY NEEDS TO VICTIMS OF HURRICANE AND EARTHQUAKES IN Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Central America Dear Sisters and Mission Partners, We would like to share with you some brief information about the situation of our sisters in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Central America - the areas that were affected by earthquakes and hurricanes which caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean. This phenomenon generated the destruction of electricity and telephone networks; floods destroyed hundreds of homes with total and partial landslides; and a large number of families were left... more