Ken Hulme – 700 Club International Managing Director
It was early on a Sunday morning in 2019 when an 8.0 earthquake struck the nation of Peru. Anita and her children had been asleep.
As the earth shook, Anita grabbed her daughter and ran as their house fell of the stilts it had been built upon.
“Before he died my husband and I build a house for the children to live in,” mom Anita told us.
In just 5 seconds, Anita, who was already a widow, was left homeless with four children. Their house, nowperched on its side, was not stable enough for them to recover most of their belongings.
Anita’s 12 year-old daughter told us what she lost: “I lost my bed…and my quilt.”
The family sought shelter with relatives. There was no money to rebuild.
Then Operation Blessing heard about Anita’s situation. We delivered new building materials and metal sheets for a roof.
Then we hired construction workers from the community and built Anita and the children a brand new house. We also bought them new beds and furniture.
Anita cried as she realized she had been given a new house for her children. “I want to thank God!” she declared. “And I am so grateful for everything you did for me. We are so happy.”
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When a devastating earthquake destroyed her home, Anita and her four children barely escaped with their lives. The storm destroyed nearly everything the family owned. A single mother, Anita had no way of rebuilding her home, and was hopeless. However, thanks to partners like you, Operation Blessing stepped in. Anita received a newer, bigger, and safer house for her family to live in. Thank you for your generosity and heart to help the hurting! To learn more, go to ob.org/obdisaster