By: Daniela Arrieta, Inter-American Division News, courtesy Adventist Review
After heavy rains caused the San José River in the municipal district of Apartadó, in Antioquía, Colombia, to overflow, Seventh-day Adventists moved quickly to provide shelter and gather relief supplies to help dozens of families affected.
“It was a challenging experience for us,” said Jhon Jairo, one of those affected by the flooding. “Before we knew it, the river overflowed and swept away everything that we had. The community was left with nothing. My ranch came all down.”
Church leaders, along with church member volunteers, moved quickly to open two Adventist churches to shelter 110 affected families. “We began working with a food center thanks to the donations of relief goods sent in from other Adventist churches,” said Rafael Paez, leader in the Apartadó Adventist church. “Praise God, and thanks to them, we were able to offer food to those affected.”