We have been slammed by one storm after another and unfortunately have had considerable damage done in our immediate area. Eta brought a lot of flooding and shelters were set up to evacuate people living near the river. Food donations seemed to come in pretty good so we focused on other areas that the shelters told us that they were lacking. We provided towels, blankets and hygiene kits to every person. We also gave out disinfectant, garbage bags, mops etc. Iota brought much more destruction; taking out major bridges and cutting off many communities from being able to come into town to do buying etc. and leaving some stranded in town and unable to get back home. These bridges are going to take months to rebuild and we don’t know the long-term affect that it will have on these communities that are now stranded. Two of our churches are now inaccessible to us! This will also affect some of our Embrace families! The ministry has reached out to the shelters in both Jocotan and Camotan and we will continue to do what we can to reach out to the people who cannot return to their homes…for who knows how long! If you want to assist with this outreach; please send a financial gift to the Michigan office (Servant Ministries PO Box 596073 Fort Gratiot, MI 48059) and mark “Hurricane Relief Work” in the memo.