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Andy and Maureen (Mo) Nyhuis serve in the poorest of neighbourhoods in Zihautenejo, Mexico and have been for many years as a part of Zihua Roofs Society. They are currently in Mexico for another season, but their efforts and the livelihoods of the community they care for have been greatly affected by Hurricane Rick, which made landfall on October 24/25.

Here is an update from the Zihua Roofs Newsletter. To receive this Newsletter or to find out more about Zihua Roofing Society, visit

Hurricane Rick made his appearance in the wee hours of the morning Sunday into Monday morning, and he hit with a wallop.  Trees were uprooted blocking roads, highways and access to repair crews and workers.  We all lost power for a time but thankfully all is well at the moment.  We thank God that there were no lives lost and no injuries that we have heard of at this point.

We never usually come to Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa this early in the fall and thought about the reason why.  We believe it was God preparing us for the road ahead post-Rick.  Many folks have literally lost the roof over their head, dishes were tossed around and broken and clothes ripped to shreds by the winds.

Our newsletters are normally updates on the work we have been asked to do here by our Lord but this time we are asking for financial help as well.
-Isaiah 25:4  You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. 
-Isaiah 4:6 It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.

If God has moved your heart in a way to help financially, thank you.  We also ask for prayer for restoration and a return to normalcy for the folks here.

Love and prayers,
Mo and Andy