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Devastated families in Hungary and Serbia have been the focus of relief efforts by Southern Baptist representatives and national partners after two disasters in those countries.
In Hungary, three villages were flooded when 185 million gallons of toxic red sludge burst from the reservoir of a refinery in Ajka. In less than an hour, the hot liquid killed at least eight people, injured more than one hundred, affected the lives of seven thousand residents, and left a lasting imprint on the ecological conditions of the area for decades to come.
The worst tragedy, however, is that there is no evangelical witness in this area, Christian workers said.
Peter Marki, a national church planter in southwest Hungary, has been doing relief work in Devescer, one of three villages affected by the toxic spill. Although the disaster occurred October 4, Marki said the hopelessne...