Julie and I sponsored Edino through Compassion International three years ago when he was five years old. Edino was able to be sponsored because Stadia planted a new church near his home on Pampanal Island. Prior to this new church opening, no church existed in Edino’s community.
My daughter, Tabitha and I, had the opportunity to visit Edino in his home, on his island, just a few months ago. Edino was excited to show us his new church.
Unfortunately, Pampanal Island was near the epicenter of the recent Ecuadorian earthquake. Edino was probably terrified when the earth rumbled, the ocean waves poured throughout his community, all communication with the mainland was lost and electricity was gone. […]