Homes of Hope: surfing as a mission to help others

Mitch Anderson has been a YWAM missionary in the surf capital Pichilemu for some 20 years. However, in all those years no major tragedy has compared to the recent earthquake.

"This quake was a once in a lifetime, at least 1,000 times more intense that Haiti and with over 500 aftershocks since. People are stressed and thousands still displaced. We have had up to 400 on our base. This is a great opportunity to show the love of Christ in this key surfing community."

Mitch has partnered with 'Homes of Hope' and can build an emergency home for $US2,500 or standard for $US4,000. There is also the need for nail guns, saws and equipment in the house-framing factory he is building.

Tradesmen of all kinds, as well as labourers, are desperately needed. "Winter is cold and wet here, we have identified around 300 families that need a home and I am drawing on both the church and surfing community to help."

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SOURCE: Christian Surfers