Guaynabo, Puerto Rico – October 25 As Morris and Theresa Cerullo watched the distressing news of Hurricane Maria unfold (which virtually devastated Puerto Rico’s entire population of 3.5 million), their hearts were deeply moved …
Morris and Theresa, who recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary, Morris’s 71st anniversary of ministry, and his 86th birthday, said, “This is not a time for us to stand by – we need to let these people know we care!”
As a result, Morris Cerullo Ministries partnered with Guaynabo Mayor Angel Perez, Pastor Sydney Stair, and scores of Puerto Rican churches and ministries in hosting a To Puerto Rico With Love Blessing Breakfast for 300 of those most devastated by Hurricane Maria.
Mayor Angel Perez said, “I just want to tell Dr. Morris and Theresa Cerullo, THANK YOU! Thank you for all the help you are bringing to our people over here in Guaynabo and across Puerto Rico. It is a great blessing! Thank you for what you are doing for our families. Puerto Rico thanks you. From the 3.5 million people across Puerto Rico, I say thank you for this To Puerto Rico With Love Blessing Breakfast!”
The 300 in attendance, who were brought to the Blessing Breakfast by dear pastors and ministry friends from across Puerto Rico—representing 85 families, many that lost everything in Hurricane Maria—experienced:
- A special breakfast in their honor (wonderfully hosted by Mayor Angel Perez and Pastors Sydney and Ydsia Stair)
- A special message of hope from MCWE Vice President of 30 years, Rev. Greg Mauro
- Direct financial gifts from MCWE, totaling $50,000
- A warm, heartfelt message and prayer from Morris Cerullo (via video) which included the following statement:
“I want you to know that we are standing with you [Puerto Rico]. We are doing just a little bit by putting on this breakfast today and giving just a little financial substance to try to ease and help your situations. We can’t do everything we would like to do, but we pray that by this little bit, you will know that this servant of God not only came to Puerto Rico and preached in many great cities—and held a great crusade in the San Juan Baseball Stadium in the 1970’s—but we are also here with you during these times where sometimes we question the goodness and love of Almighty God. We love you. We send you our prayers. We stand with you; and may God grant you His incredible purpose and blessing for every aspect of your life. We love you!” To view Dr. Cerullo’s full message click here.
In partnership with Paula White Ministries, the Assemblies of God Convoy of Hope, (Pastor Rocky Roman), and 3to5days.org, each of the 75 pastors present received a water purification system that will enable them to convert 100,000 gallons of contaminated water to 99.99% purified water.
In addition, each pastor present received a supply of one week of groceries for 100 members of their churches and others in need from their area.
The MCWE staff gave a special offering that provided much-needed insect repellant for all families present at the To Puerto Rico with love Blessing Breakfast.
To Puerto Rico With Love Testimonies:
Pastors Marilyn Muñoz and Jose A. Ortiz
When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, our heart shuddered to see the damages suffered. We have always been sure that God would help us. Today this thought has become a reality thanks to the ministry of the Lord through the hands and heart of Pastors Morris and Theresa. With all of our hearts we say thank you and God bless you.
Eugenio E Mangual
Thank you for the blessing and for thinking about us in PR. Hurricane Maria left me with nothing. Thanks to our God that we are alive and standing. From my heart, thank you for the blessings of Jesus and Morris Cerullo.
I want to express my major gratitude to Dr. Morris Cerullo and his wife for such a beautiful expression of love. Thank you, thank you, a thousand times!
David Rodriguez Nieves
We give thanks to God and also to people like you with such grand help spiritually and financially. This help is so needed in Puerto Rico at this time. May God continue to bless you greatly – you and your whole team.