Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Eight out of ten people live in poverty, and many live on a few dollars each day. The earthquake that created all this devastation impacted an area that already had its share of problems.
The good news is that the United States has once again risen to the challenge of sending aid in the form of dollars, people, and supplies. It’s encouraging to know that the faith community is getting involved, especially the Baptist family of faith. You can find more information about that here. Of particular interest to our church is that the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and American Baptist Churches (USA) have established mechanisms to receive monies to assist in helping those whose lives have been shattered by this calamity. A special edition of CBF magazine came today and you can hear Daniel Vestal’s comments about the situation.
Those who attend our congregation may write their check to UHBC and specify Haiti-CBF or Haiti-ABC, depending on which Baptist organization they prefer. I personally don’t have a preference, and have confidence that the money given will go to the right place. I suspect this country will be needing help for a very long period of time, so thank you in advance for your prayers and involvement.
And now something for completely different yet related to the current crisis. . . check out Pat Robertson’s take on the Haitian earthquake.
Here is more information received today about ABC and CBF involvement in the country.