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  NOTICIAS NEWS COMUNIDAD LATINOAMERICANA DEMINISTERIOSEVANGELICOS Communiix/ of Latin American Evangelical MinistriesApartado1307San Jose, CostaRica, C A Cable: LATMERCAM Tel. 21-56--22 1973 2 for immediate release SAN JOS£ CostaRica January k—The massive earthquake which leveledthecenter of Managua capital city of neighboring Nicaragua in the early hours of December 23t caused the known deaths of only three evangelical Christians among the estimated 10 000 to 12 000 dead. It destroyed homes churches the large Baptist Hospital and thestudio facilities of theevangelicalradio station according to first reports reaching this country. Costa Rican Christians as well asothers around the world began relief efforts immediately for the approximately 330^000 persons left homeless. Medical personnel and relief supplies wereon their way northward from San Jose by air and via the Inter-American highway within hours ofreceiving news of the disaster. Dr. Arturo Cabezas chief medic ofthe Bible Hospital in San JosI flew to Managua with medical supplies and equipment early in themorning. He went in response to a ham radio call from his colleague Dr. Gustavo Parajon of Managua s BaptistHospital whose facilities MORE MIEMBROS/A/£A/B£/?^;MISION LATINOAMERICANA DEMEXICO   LATIN AMERICA MISSION,INC.  USA ã LATINAMERICA MISSION  CANADA) INC. SEMINAR © BIBLICO LATINOAMERICANO ã EDITORIAL CARIBE ã MINISTERIO AL MUNDO ESTUDIANTIL ã EVANGELISM© A FOND© ã FEDERACION DEASOCIACIONESEVANGELICAS DE COSTARICA ã FEDERACION COLOMBIANADE MINISTERIOS EVANGELICOS  1973-2 M N U DISASTER -2- were totally unusablefollowing the quake. The upper two floors of the four-story hospital collapsed Cabezas explained causing the death of several persons and injuring many more some of whom died later From the GoodwillCaravan headquarters in Costa Rica daily microbus trips shuttled food supplies — rice beans powdered milk sugar —ã directly to Nicaragua under the supervisionof Caravan Nurse Lillian Jimenez the only Caravan staff person on the scene in San Jos§ at the moment of the disaster. Evangelical Grocer AntonioCuadraroundedup the grain and dispatched it to the Costa Rican town of Canas a short drive from the Nicaraguan border. Microbuses were used in preference to large trucks. Caravan people explained to facilitate rapid border crossings without the possibility of delays in getting the food directly to evangelical believers and others in need orof confiscationof entire cargoes and consequent delay. One Nicaraguan woman told Caravanworkersshe had spent four hours in a food lineset up by the government only to be disappointed and had subsequentlyspent more hours in other lines without ever receiving food You were sent by  od to meet our needs she told them. In Managua itself. Dr. Parajdn and his staff were working with their patients under a large spreading tree on the hospital grounds treating earthquake victims when Jos6 Antonio Morales a Costa Rican pastor early on the scene asked him if he had sufferedpersonal loss in the catas trophe^  Yes^ my younger brother who just graduated from law school was killed in the house by a falling wall thedoctor quietly responded    1973-2 M N GU DIS STER ã -3- as hewent right onworking»  e and other medics delivered babies behind   screen under the great treeo Dr« Cabezas and   Salvadorean doctor relieved the Nicaraguan doctorsthe first night treating the scoresof injured being brought ino Fires raged uncontrollably in theheartof Managua, aswater mains were disrupted and all electric power was out. The stench from decom posing bodiestrapped in the rubble ofsweltering Managua soon became unbearable. Looting of homes and stores was reported.Martial law was declared and the inhabitants of 600 city blocks were ordered to evacuate their homes. Doctors feared the possibility of major epidemics such as typhoid and cholera. Streams of refugeesreminiscent of war scenes crowded the highwayson foot on bicycles oxcarts and horse drawn carts and in the few motor vehicles in circulation. Demolition teams moved into thefenced-off 600 blocks to complete the levelingof remaining buildings. Jorge Arr6liga manager of Managua s indigenouslyoperated Christian radio station YNOL said Our studios were destroyed in the earthquake because they were located in   building in theheartofthe city but the transmitter building and tower were not heavily damaged. The transmitter site is several miles outsideof town. Not one major radio station in Managua remained in operation. YNOL had its beginning just over ten years ago when David Soltof the Latin America Mission and the l te Jim Houk oftheCentral American Mission teamed up to build the stationin response to pleas from Nicaraguan Christiansfor an evangelical radio voicethey could operate and m int in MORE  1973-2 M N GU DISASTER -k-  We surely would like to get back on the air soon, totransmit messages to help locate missing persons, Arroliga saido Representatives of Church World Service, visiting San Jose and Managua just days after the disaster, pledged I OOO in immediate help to get the station on the air« Communi cations Engineer Bob Remington oftheLatin America Mission and DIAmade ready to take charge of repairs and replacement.  All the churches in the centerof Managua have been destroyed, said YNOL manager Arr6liga.  It s really pathetic to see Christians unable to meet together except in the streets. Arroliga s own family is camp ing in the patio of their damaged house on Managua s outskirts. Managua faces a long, hard, uncertainfuture. The emergency period will undoubtedly last at least six months, during which jobs will be extremely scarce, all food supplies will have to be brought in, and the  5 ♦ evacuees cared for intentvillages and other temporary quarters. The earthquake followed on the heels of a severe drought in Central America, whichfound the country practically without basic grain supplies. Officials talk of completely relocating the city, away from the geological faults whichhave caused disaster in Managua before, but none to compare with the one of December 23, 1972. Hilie«*« |c
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