Mexico Church Collecting Donations for Flood Victims

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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (September 9, 2009) – El Dorado Covenant Church is now a collection center for items to be donated to victims of flooding that has forced the evacuation of nearly 3,000 people, including at least a dozen people from the congregation.

The church has made its space available to Union Biblica (Scripture Union), which is led by a member of the congregation. The organization is involved in multiple ministries, including relief work.

Heavy rains led to flooding in much of the State of Mexico, but the Valle Dorado section of Mexico City was among the hardest-hit areas. The flooding has killed several people and others are missing, according to news reports.

A breach of the sanitation system led to sewage rising up to two feet high in some residences. A burst water main sent water up to five feet deep rushing through the streets, knocking down walls and floating vehicles.

Dulce Flores, who is head of the church’s Board of Deacons, said that at least two people living in different residences lost all of their possessions.

“The Federal Police have closed access to the area,” she said in a message translated by Covenant Missionary Nancy Reed. “Nevertheless we believe that God does not leave us without help and we are communicating with one another.”

The flooded area is just five minutes walking distance from the home of Tom and Janice Kelly, Evangelical Covenant Church missionaries who are on home assignment, she said this afternoon. The home has not flooded.

The city had been suffering from drought.

Covenant News Service will publish additional information as it becomes available.

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