November 29, 2021

Volcanic Eruption Displacing Many in La Palma—Prayers Needed

Join us in praying for our brothers and sisters in La Palma who are experiencing the effects of tragedy.

On September 19, 2021, Cumbre Vieja, a volcano on the island of La Palma, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, erupted. It has been erupting ever since.

Cumbre Vieja is one of the most active volcanoes in the Canary Islands and has caused enormous amounts of damage.

Over 2,500 buildings have been destroyed, including hundreds of homes, families are being forced to leave, earthquakes are continuing to displace people, and everyone in La Palma is affected.

On November 19, the volcanic activity—including a new blow of gas and ash—caused a 5.1-magnitude earthquake. Over 7,000 people have been forced to evacuate.

Our Alliance family in La Palma is part of that “everyone.” According to a C&MA pastor in La Palma, many church members have lost jobs and homes, many have had to evacuate because of the poor air quality, and all are longing for prayer during this tumultuous time.

Specifically, be praying for those who have lost their homes, for those who have had to relocate, for those who have lost their jobs and income, for those who are mentally, emotionally, and spiritually suffering the effects of such tragedy, for those experiencing health complications, for the C&MA church’s financial commitments, and pray that God would give strength, wisdom, sustenance, and peace to the leaders and pastors.

The effects of such tragedy are strong, but the power of prayer and our God is so much stronger. Would you join us in lifting our brothers and sisters in Christ up in prayer?