Eunice dreamed of becoming a nurse one day — until the sight of blood made her want to become a flight attendant instead! As one of eight daughters in a pastor’s family, resources were few, and it was difficult for her parents to make ends meet. International Child Care Ministries, a children’s ministry of the Free Methodist Church, offered Eunice new
A severe earthquake struck the northwest coast of Ecuador on April 16, 2016. Measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, it was followed by 700 aftershocks, some measuring 6.7 or 7.2. It was the worst natural disaster to hit that country since 1949. Over 600 people lost their lives, almost 30,000 people were injured, and damage to property is estimated to be $3 billion.
A small crowd gathered around the newly constructed children’s room that had been added onto the Chémere Free Methodist Church in coastal Ecuador. The 30 children who come to the children’s program there every weekend were excited because they would no longer have to meet in a small, rustic wood building with a leaky tin roof.
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest fields.” Mark 9:37-38
Eunice Alvarez and David and Ginegda Lopez are answers to prayer. For many years, the North American church has been sending workers to Latin America. Latin American Area leaders have dreamed of sending people from one country to another.