Much of the El Cambray neighborhood of Santa Catarina Pinula was buried under a landslide late Thursday night. This town is on the outskirts of Guatemala City and is about 45 miles away as the crow flies from Panajachel, where we live. More than 30 people are confirmed dead and as many as 600 are believed missing. After a dry rainy season, September has been very wet as is the norm here. Please keep the victims and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
Living here brings us constant reminders that we do not know how long we will journey on this earth. Our faith in the existence of a loving and gracious God who loves and cares for all of his children at all times, no matter the circumstance helps us through episodes such as this when no answer to the question “Why?” is sufficient.
May each person touched by this disaster feel and recognize the healing touch of God, today and always.