My own church (where I both worship and work),
Just a short while ago one of the pastors here received the following communication from Haiti Arise. I'm sharing it as is.
We know these people, and that makes it all the more difficult.
Please join me in praying for the people of Haiti.
Dear Pastor Daniel,,
Buildings and roads are devastated in
We need your help to get aid down quickly. Your response to disaster relief after last year's hurricanes enabled us to meet many needs. We are praying we can do the same this year, as we are sure that many families in the community will need help rebuilding.
For video coverage of some of the damage, including the collapse of the national palace, click on this link to BBC News.
Urgent Prayer Points:
- For lines of communication to open up- I think that is most important, as we can’t find out what the status of things are until then.
- The young people we have in our community who are working or going to school in Port au Prince; for their safety.
- For us to assess and find out how we can strategically help in the Disaster Relief and rebuilding process. This will be our focus now for a few months, I am sure.
- The families in our community, for their homes and safety.
- The team that is there now from Nelson, BC and the next team going from
that they will be able to meet the immediate needs. Red Deer, Alberta
We want to say a sincere thanks to all of you who have already begun to respond to the plea for Disaster Releif Aid. We have had online donations coming in from all over the
Please pray that God will open the lines of communication!! And that our friends and young people who are living in Port au Prince for school or other things are all safe!
We will continue to keep you posted online here daily as we know more.When we know more of the situation, we will be able to better determine what we can all do to help. For now, prayer and raising financial aid will be our focus.