Saturday, January 16, 2010


The world is watching Haiti and countries are coming together to help the survivors whose lives were spared that fateful day. Humanitarian and faith-based organizations are planning short and long-term efforts as they are able to enter the country. Many of our friends here in Costa Rica are key players in this, and my husband has packed a bag and will meet others from EFCA/Reachglobal tomorrow. As a healthcare professional, wife and mother, the images of makeshift hospitals and orphanages pull at my heartstrings and I know that someone has to go....and yet, the stark reality of potential for additional earthquakes, poor sanitation, disease, etc., confronting the one I love and those whom I have relationships with defy words right now.

Please donate to Reachglobal/Touchglobal or the faith-based or humanitarian agencies you have confidence in and have donated to in the past. Immediate aid will arrive to the people of Haiti as you read this. Short-term and Long-term relief efforts for Haiti and disasters yet unknown will continue for forthcoming months and years; and you, your family, and church fellowship can become involved as future details are unveiled. For today and the foreseeable future, your fervent prayers for those mobilized in this effort, and those suffering in the country of Haiti will sustain and provide comfort.

Donations are needed for immediate crisis relief needs and long-term recovery efforts. Please donate online or send checks to:
Earthquake Relief 21709-3970
901 E 78th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55420

Once a base of operations is established, volunteers will be needed (internships, short-term and long-term service teams). If you or your church are interested in serving in Haiti, contact the EFCA TouchGlobal Crisis Response office at or call (985) 893-0218 ext 7.

We praise God that church planter Pastor Absalon and his wife are alive. Pray for the leaders and members of the EFC church plant in Haiti as they serve in the midst of this crisis. Please pray for:
- the people of Haiti as they experience loss, pain and death.
- the Crisis Response team as they determine how God would have the EFCA respond.
Pray that God would move in this crisis and that people would come to know and trust Him.
Pray for Brian as he travels to Miami and beyond, and for peace as Cathi and the children remain in Costa Rica serving in various ministries and completing homeschool as part of their routine.

1 comment:

The Byrd's Nest said...

Praying for Brian and praying for you! Praying while he is away your household is nice and quiet;)