On Thursday, March 8, Peru's president and First Lady took part in a national ceremony for CMN leaders from the US and South America to present Lima, Peru firefighters with a large gift of equipment from US-based CMN Brotherhood of Fire. To honor International Women's Day, the dignitaries presented a special award to the first woman firefighter in Peru.
Camino de Vida Pastor and CMN South America Leader Robert Barriger organized the event as part of the launch of South America's "Maximized Manhood" weekend with CMN US leaders Paul Louis Cole, Ed Preston, and Joel Brooks. Peru's National Fire Commander and top dignitaries attended to witness CMN Brotherhood of Fire Founder, Division Chief Mick Moffitt present a gift of over $300,000 of personal firefighting equipment donated by firefighters across the US. If you missed the news last week, read Paul's report below.
In June 2017, a massive fire tore through the factory district of downtown Lima. Buildings burned to foundations, hundreds of people were displaced, many died, firefighters were injured. Pastor Robert Barriger and Camino de Vida church teams went to the scene daily to feed firefighters and render aid. Then, the CMN brotherhood went into action.
The fire had torn through a full city block for over a week. In the ordeal, many firefighters lost their personal protection equipment to the smoke, water, and fire. Lima firefighters provide their own gear, which is very expensive—costing close to a year’s average salary. They had sacrificed to save enough to purchase it just so they could help others, and now it was gone.
To aid these brave firefighters and provide new personal protection gear, CMN Brotherhood of Fire leader Mick Moffitt and The Training Division in Fort Worth, Texas, teamed up with CMN and Camino de Vida. From across the United States, firefighters gathered new and slightly used Hazmat suits and personal protective gear and donated it to the hundreds of brave men and women in Lima, Peru.
CMN Board member, Somebody Cares founder Doug Stringer connected CMN Brotherhood of Fire with Seaboard Marine who donated the expensive cargo containers and shipped the materials to Peru FREE of charge. Houston CMN leader and Hurricane Harvey hero Pastor Mike May walked through the extensive paperwork in Houston to shepherd the shipment through customs. Many hands were involved to bring about the miracle.
This week, a CMN team from the US will participate in the formal celebrations, then conduct a men’s event with the men of Peru and many nations across South America. It’s a BIG WEEK for CMN worldwide. Let’s rejoice!
PLEASE PRAY for more breakthroughs with your CMN brothers who are working in some of the hardest places on earth. This is the brotherhood of CMN in action.
WE ARE CMN. WE RESCUE MEN!Remember to pray for South America this week. Let’s reach the world for Jesus together…one man at a time.