Port au Prince

Port au Prince
"He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure." Psalm 40:2

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Responses to Earthquakes in Haiti

230,000 people dead.

A country that was already poorest in the western hemisphere completely paralyzed.

Eye witnesses saying "Devastation beyond imagination."

So what can a doctor, two therapists, a nurse , a public health specialist, a mechanical engineer, an architect, and of course the least useful of this lot, a pastor really do in Haiti?

In terms of reshaping what is going on there, probably not a whole lot. But regardless we volunteer hoping that in some small way, in whatever way God chooses, he might use us.

April 19-26 we will be serving at the Adventist Hospital in Port au Prince. We also will be working with Tourism Minister and Infrastructure Recovery Commission President, Mr. Patrick Delatours office. One of our former international students, Yves Benoit, is back in Haiti and was serving at the Tourism Ministry (which you can see now has also been renamed to add on the responsibilities of infrastructure rebuilding.) He invited us to come and consult with them.

We are also hoping to connect with our great partners World Relief that has been doing a tremendous work in recovery and feeding through the local churches. I just saw this great video their partners put together on the long term work of recovery after disaster.

Our desire is to explore ways that we as a church can have a long term engagement in Haiti as they recover and rebuild.

Please pray for us and for Haiti.

John E. Chung

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