Keys for Kids Sends Hope and Encouragement to Puerto Ricans Shaken by Earthquake

View of a collapsed house in barrio Barinas, Yauco, Puerto Rico, one week after January 7th, 2020 earthquake.
(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook Puerto Rico yesterday. The U.S. territory is caught in a series of tremblors that began late December and peaked on January 7 with a 6.8-magnitude earthquake.

Fear keeps more than 4,000 people on the streets in tent cities as aftershocks continue. Executive Director Greg Yoder says Keys for Kids Ministries is sending hope and encouragement to Puerto Rican families.

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Shaken souls

As explained here, the Caribbean is prone to seismic activity. Thanks to a wide variety of aid groups, Puerto Rican quake survivors are receiving help. “The survival needs are already being met. Other people have been responding with that… and that is a good thing,” Yoder says.

Believers at “The Rock” Christian radio station in Puerto Rico help meet the physical needs of earthquake survivors. “But, the one thing they lacked was [tools to] reach out spiritually to kids that are struggling,” Yoder explains.

“Anytime you rock a child’s world, they just want something to comfort them.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray Keys for Kids will receive the funding it needs to send resources to Puerto Rico.
  • Ask the Lord to prepare young hearts to receive His Gospel.