Above photo: Pastor Alejandro López
Sixty Lutheran pastors and church members from Guatemala and Honduras gathered online for four days of Disaster Response Training last week. Pastor Alejandro López presented the virtual classes from his location in Panama. Missionary Deaconess Cheryl Naumann from the Dominican Republic coordinated the instruction through the Mercy Center, an institute of Concordia the Reformer Seminary in the Dominican Republic.
Interestingly, the training took place just as Mt. Fuego erupted in Guatemala, sending a cloud of ash some 4700 meters into the air, and resulting in some lava flows, as well. Thanks be to God we have received reports that our pastors and church members are safe.