Missionaries, church groups in Puerto Rico on surviving earthquake, facing uncertainty

By The Christian Post

Parroquia Inmaculada Concepción church was heavily damaged after a 6.4 earthquake hit just south of the island on Jan. 7, 2020, in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. This morning's earthquake was preceded by a series of smaller quakes in the south of the island with the epicenter in Guánica. | Eric Rojas/Getty Images

Several church groups and missionaries working in Puerto Rico during Tuesday’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake that triggered an islandwide blackout and toppled several churches and other buildings are relaying their experiences and telling how they and others are coping with uncertainty in the aftermath.

“We were all awakened at 4:30 a.m. by our walls and windows shaking,” Sue D’Anna, a member of the First Congregational Church of Hartland, Vermont, told Valley News. “Our side of the island has not seen damage, but the other side has seen significant destruction.”