Time Ticks On

Smoke and ash as seen from our front yard

Smoke and ash as seen from our front yard

Emotions are still high as the more than 300,000 people who may be affected by an eruption of Cotopaxi watch and wait. It is impossible to correctly predict the timing of such an eruption, so we, along with our friends in Lasso, wait and pray Psalm 91:2, I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." 

We appreciate your prayers so very much as we place our trust in God and reorder our daily lives in the midst of the moment.

Wikipedia updates their information on Cotopaxi with thisIn 2015, a steam eruption marked a new phase of volcanic activity. [11] The volcano "remains in a very abnormal situation. In August, 2,100 earthquakes were recorded and emission rates of sulfur dioxide reach approximately 20,000 tonnes per day". That the Government estimates some 300,000 people are at risk from the volcano in the provinces of Cotopaxi, Tungurahua, Napo and Pichincha, where already 225,000 received information. At the moment, there are presences of side lahars with a lower volume and reduced scope. 

News.com.au says:  To prepare for such an event, the government has created over 140 safe houses and set out on a mass education program to teach the public how to respond. Neighbourhoods in the danger zone are staging mock evacuations. School kids are learning how to put on face masks. Bus drivers are practising driving through ash. But there is still confusion and fear.“We’ve never had a situation like this, we are really terrified,” says mother-of-two Patricia Cavalero.“We want to know what we should do, how can we prepare ourselves. We don’t know how big the eruption will be or how devastating its effects will be.”

Please continue with us as we continue to "pray for the best and prepare for the worst." 
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Go to our "Cotopaxi Relief Fund" here If you would like to give toward helping those who may be displaced during this crisis.

Just $45 will purchase bedding, food, water, and emergency supplies for 1 person for 2 weeks.