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January 15th, 2010

by Bobby Gruenewald

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Responding to Haiti

It’s heartbreaking to see the images that are coming to us from Haiti, and difficult to fully comprehend such devastation. But along with this tragedy comes an opportunity—our opportunity to be the Church. As fellow believers, we can stand together and actively display the love of Jesus to the people of Haiti.

At, we’re joining forces with other churches to offer prayer and financial support for disaster relief efforts. We’re partnering with Convoy of Hope and Samaritan’s Purse in their response, and providing an opportunity for our people to give on top of what we’ve already committed as a church.

Also, Compassion International is raising funds to re-equip their local support structure and to provide for the needs of the more than 64,000 children that they assist in Haiti.  Included in those 64,000 children is Staci, one of the several children that Craig and Amy support through Compassion.

We’re also taking part in a special night of prayer with churches around the world. You’re welcome to join us, either individually or as a church, and if you’re on Twitter, please use the hashtag #pray4Haiti to help spread the word. We’ll be meeting online at 7:00pm CST this Monday, January 18.

How is your church responding to aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti?

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  1. Jan 15, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    We will be having a time of prayer and receiving an offering for Convoy of Hope.

  2. Jan 16, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Great thoughts and actions Bobby. We are having a time of prayer during our worship gatherings this weekend. And taking an offering that we will give to World Relief. They have staff on the ground and are doing a great work there. We also have a couple in our church who lead an organization called Hope for Haiti. Their work is about 100 miles from Port au Prince so not quite as needy except that food is starting to run out where their orphanage is. So in the days ahead we’ll be helping them.
    We have worked before with Convoy of Hope. They are an excellent organization and so is Samaritan’s Purse.
    We will spread the news about the prayer time on Monday evening.

  3. Jan 16, 2010 at 7:40 am

    One other thing I forgot to include. Lorelei Mah, the wife of Sammy Mah (Executive Director of World Relief) has written a great piece re: phases of disaster relief and re-development of a country. It is posted on my blog at I believe it is worth the read.
    Blessings once again.

  4. 4Terry Allen
    Jan 17, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Thank you for partnering with Convoy of Hope. They feed 7000 kids every day in Haiti before the tragedy, imagine the need now. They had just stocked their warehouse in Haiti, days before the quake. We feel like that was God getting us ready to help. As an Assemblies of God state youth director, I want to say thank you. In Tennessee, we are helping to raise the money for two more Convoy of Hope trucks for food and people transport in the area. Blessings to you all!

  5. Jan 20, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I would like to know if someone can help me help. i want to go to Haiti and help out . strong and helthy person who just want to help

  6. Jan 20, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Can i possibly get some help to get connected to go help in haiti