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Peace Education

UPF-Ecuador Message on the April 16 Earthquake

English:

Message to our fellow victims of the April 16, 2016 earthquake in Ecuador:

Expressions of Solidarity

Members of the Universal Peace Federation in Ecuador are deeply concerned by the devastation and suffering caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The lives of hundreds of our citizens, living in the northern coastal provinces of Ecuador, were lost, with Manabi province the most affected. We express our deepest sympathy to each and every family and to the provincial and national authorities in our country. Ecuador is in mourning and the Ecuadorians are suffering. Our work will be to follow up on character education for citizens and the spreading of true love in families, to advance peace and to enable individuals and families to endure through the storms that appear in our lives.

We know that we can never feel your pain, but we respect your grief. We all send our prayers that everyone will be filled with the strength to deal through this.  We know that it will not be easy to forget the moments of pain…only the passage of time will heal the wounds and allow us to do so. 

“United Ecuadorians can do it.”

With solidarity and love,

Executive Committee of UPF-Ecuador 

 


Spanish:

A nuestros Compatriotas Damnificados por el terremoto del sábado 16 de Abril de 2016:

Sentimiento de Solidaridad

Miembros de La Federación para la Paz Universal (FPU) Capítulo Ecuador, profundamente Consternados por la tragedia suscitada a causa del terremoto de 7.8 grados en la escala de Richter, el sábado 16 de Abril de 2016, donde se han perdido centenares de valiosas vidas humanas de nuestros compatriotas habitantes de las Provincias del norte de la costa ecuatoriana , siendo la más afectada la Provincia de Manabí , expresamos nuestro sentimiento de profundo pesar, a todos y cada uno de sus familiares. A todas las autoridades Provinciales y Nacionales del país. El Ecuador está de luto, todos los ecuatorianos estamos heridos. Nuestra labor será seguir trabajando con los ciudadanos en la educación del carácter y de la difusión del amor verdadero en las familias, centrados en Dios, en aras de seguir trabajando por la consecución de la Paz Universal, precisamente para saber sobrellevar las tormentas que se presentan a lo largo de nuestra existencia.

Sabemos que no podremos vivir su dolor, pero respetamos vuestra aflicción. Vamos a estar orando por todos para imbuirnos de fortaleza y enfrentar estos embates de la naturaleza, estamos convencidos que no será fácil olvidar estos momentos de dolor, solo el paso del tiempo cerrará estas heridas, pero lo lograremos.

“Los Ecuatorianos Unidos Si Podemos”

Un Abrazo Solidario con amor,

Comité Ejecutivo FPU-Ecuador  

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