PUERTO RICO & MEXICO

PUERTO RICO & MEXICO

Esteemed Bishops, Pastors, Brothers, & Sisters, ¡Paz de Cristo!

We ask for your prayers for all our churches and people in:

1. México.
At 1:00 PM in the afternoon local time, Mexico’s central region, which includes the City of Mexico, and the states of Puebla, Morelos, Oaxaca, and Michoacan, suffered a strong 7.1 magnitude earthquake. More than 50 buildings collapsed and there are more than 100 reported dead by the authorities.

2. Puerto Rico.
Hurricane Maria is predicted to make landfall tomorrow Wednesday, September 20 in Puerto Rico, striking the island with winds of up to 165 miles per hour. Let us intercede for them, and our brethren in the Dominic Republic who will also be affected.

3. Aid continues to be provided in Texas and Florida, we shall inform you about any new development. God bless you all.

Fraternally in Christ Jesus,
Ismael Martín del Campo,
Bishop Vice President.

PRAYER FOR FLORIDA AND NEIGHBORING STATES

PRAYER FOR FLORIDA AND NEIGHBORING STATES

PRAYER FOR FLORIDA AND NEIGHBORING STATES

Esteemed Bishops, Pastors, brothers and sisters of our Apostolic Assembly, ¡Paz de Cristo!

1. We ask you all to unite in prayer asking for God’s protection over our Bishop President John Fortino, his family, and all our churches and pastors in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and adjacent states. Hurricane Irma has already entered southern Florida.

2. We also inform you that Bishop Joseph Rodríguez has been appointed as Aid Coordinator for Florida and neighbor states. He is already in communication with all the bishops of the region.

3. Joyfully we inform you that our brothers in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico are safe and sound after hurricanes Irma, Katia, and the past earthquake. We thank God that only two of our temples have sustained minor damages.

Let us continue to pray for those who have lost loved ones in Texas, the Caribbean, and Mexico, and let us help in every way possible those who have lost their homes and jobs.

Fraternally in Christ,

Bishop Ismael Martín del Campo, Vice President.

PUERTO RICO & BISHOP ZARAGOZA’S HEALTH

PUERTO RICO & BISHOP ZARAGOZA’S HEALTH

Esteemed Bishops, Pastors, Brothers, & Sisters,

¡Paz de Cristo!

1. We share with you that Bishop Steve Moran,
Caribbean Regional Supervisor, has informed us that all our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico are safe and in good health after the hurricane’s pass. Please continue to pray for them and we shall inform you soon about the temples.

2. We also continue to pray for our congregations
and the people in the Dominic Republic, Haiti, Cuba, and for all our churches in Florida.

3. We inform you that Bishop Misael Zaragoza (Southern
California District) is in a stable health condition and that he will probably be home very soon in National City, California. Please pray for him and his family.

Fraternally in Christ Jesus,

Bishop Ismael Martín del Campo, Vice President.

HURRICANE IRMA & PRAYER REQUESTS

HURRICANE IRMA & PRAYER REQUESTS

Esteemed pastors and members of our Apostolic Assembly,
¡Paz de Cristo!
On behalf of our Bishop President John Fortino, we ask for prayers from the whole Assembly in favor of the churches and inhabitants in:

1. Puerto Rico, Hurricane Irma arrives Wednesday.
2. Dominican Republic & Haiti: The hurricane arrives Thursday.
3. Florida and neighboring states: The hurricane probably arrives Saturday.

We continue to pray for our pastors and congregations in Texas. We thank God that the aid to our churches there has been both inspiring and constant. However, the needs continue there, especially for all those who have not been able to return to their jobs given Hurricane Harvey’s destruction.

In your prayers, we ask you to also include the congregations that have been suffering from the impact of all the wildfires taking place on the West Coast of the United States.

Finally, we inform you that the hurricane that struck Los Cabos, México, some days ago, only damaged the homes of two of our Apostolic families. At this moment the México Apostolic Assembly is providing them aid.

Let us keep in our prayers our Bishop President, his family, and his congregation.

Fraternally in Christ Jesus,
Ismael Martín del Campo,
Bishop Vice President.

HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF

HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF

Praise the Lord members of the Apostolic Assembly,
On August 25, Hurricane Harvey made its way through the Texas coast which caused historic flooding and destruction in more than 50 Texas state counties. So far, around 13,000,000 people have been affected by the hurricane, 30,000 have been displaced, and at least nine people have lost their lives. It is believed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that as many as 450,000 individuals will feel the effects of this hurricane for years to come. Unfortunately, we have brothers and sisters in Christ who were also affected by the record high flooding; which has paralyzed the state of Texas. In these difficult and challenging times, it is our duty to extend a helping hand to our neighbors, so that the weight of this disaster can be lifted. Your donation will serve to benefit members of the Apostolic Assembly who have been left without a home, and many without food, water, and clothing. We ask that donations be collected in your local churches and sent to the Apostolic Assembly headquarters with “Texas Offering” in the memo.Alternatively, you can visit http://www.apostolicdsa.com/make-a-donation/ to make a donation online, or call Brother Moises Ramirez at (909) 987-3013 ext. 2626 to make a donation over the phone. An update will be provided after relief and aid has reached our pastors, churches, and many families. Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity, and may the Lord bless you for your compassion and prayers.

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was in prison and you visited me” Matthew 25:35-36

Obispo Joseph Rodríguez,
Secretario de Asistencia Social