We never experienced the effects of the earthquake here in Monte Sinai, but we are in always in a state of emergency. Our families sometimes don’t have enough food to feed their kids. We see women who are abused by drunken or drug-abusing machismo husbands. We have one Catholic parish to serve over 275,000 residents. While the earthquake was certainly an extraordinary circumstance for people to be concerned and care, part of us felt a certain sadness that, just because it was not “trending” to be supporting the cause of the impoverished in little Monte Sinai, Ecuador, people would be concerned about the real emergency that we witness everyday.