Christians in Chile Still Gather to Pray

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The devastation is apparent in Chile as recovery efforts continue following Saturday's powerful 8.8 earthquake.  CBN News' Latin American affiliate, Mundo Christiano, submitted the following report on Chilean believers standing strong.

Government officials in Chile have ordered the suspension of every public activity.

As days go by, after the earthquake that devastated the central southern region of Chile, it is beginning to be clear the dimensions of the catastrophe and the increase of deaths. The government continues their rescue efforts to find victims, reestablish the order and other emergency measures.

Many churches in Santiago had to cancel their Sunday services, due to the command by President Michelle Bachelet, suspending all public activities. However, Mundo Cristiano was informed of some congregations who gathered to pray, even outdoors.

Correspondent in Chile, Gerson Gonzalez, said in the next hours various Christian leaders will meet to coordinate sending help to the people affected in the epicenter zone.

Carlos Hernández, a journalist in Santiago, said many believers had their services outdoors. This moments were used to cry out to the Lord for the country and that this tragedy would bring revival to the people in Chile.

Various churches and ministries in Santiago are heading to Concepcion, where the epicenter took place, in order to take supplies to those affected.

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