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A Relief Coordinator for Ecuador

Even now, two months after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Ecuador, the need for physical and emotional restoration is felt deeply. RMM is grateful for the funds that have been raised by numerous churches and individuals to help in this process. As the levels of need and the means to meet that need remain high, we want to use the donations in an effective and helpful way. To ensure that this happens, RMM has invited Kirk Kauffman to serve as our Ecuador Relief Coordinator. In this volunteer role, Kirk will spend time in Ecuador making local connections and assessing the situation, motivate and mobilize churches in North America to get involved, and help oversee the relief budget.

Kirk has a deep connection with this country where he and his family served with RMM from 1987– 1998; they left when he was 16. He now lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, Karla and their three children. He is excited about filling this integral role and being a part of the relief work in Ecuador. Kirk shared that many of the Ecuadorian church leaders who he will be communicating with are people who impacted his life while he was growing up there and he said, “This is a great opportunity to serve those who served me.”

If you would like to give towards the earthquake relief work in Ecuador, visit donate.rmmweb.org and designate “Ecuador Relief," or mail checks to:

Rosedale Mennonite Missions
2120 E 5th Ave
Columbus OH 43219