January 13, 2008
Tambo De Mora
So this week we have started working in Tambo De Mora a fishing town that has been obliterated by the earthquake.
I don't even know if I can put it into to words how much destruction has been done to this town and how many of the people have been effected by it. Families are living in temporary housing units with no roofs... kinda like shanty towns. Living in horrible conditions with barely any toilets and food. Lets picture a city similar to any of the beach towns in Cali or maybe even perhaps in Florida. A very good prosperous community devastated by the earthquake.
[If you look to the right of the door you can see the information written on the house... this is what is what is on all of the houses in Tambo De Mora. It names the name of the family and if any members were lost in the quake.]
When we were touring the town for the first time a family showed us a video that happened right after the quake occurred.
Many families are also living in tents full time.
Before the earthquake happened black water started coming up through the ground.
On the night of the earthquake 600 prisoners escaped from the jail and helped save some of the families.
I am hoping and praying that we can make a difference while we may only be here a short while.
Posted by jennifer at January 13, 2008 8:53 AM
Yes Jen, keeping in coming.. You are doing great! Love, Megan
Posted by: Megan DeAinza at January 13, 2008 3:11 PM