We are saddened by the news of the earthquake in Haiti. Just last week my almost-7-year-old son asked me, “Mom, why does God allow weather to happen that kills people?” Tough questions we all ask, right?
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The nation’s ambassador to the United States has called this 7.0 earthquake a “catastrophe.” Aftershocks were over 5.0.
When these kind of disasters occur we turn to Billy Graham Evangelical Association if we want to help in any way. Checking their web site we found these updates:
Chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) & representatives from Samaritan’s Purse are en route to the earthquake-ravaged nation of Haiti.
They are traveling to Port-au-Prince to evaluate how the BGEA & Samaritan’s Purse can most effectively meet the emotional, spiritual & physical needs of the area in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that toppled buildings & buried victims.
“Chaplains will arrive today in Haiti to assess the level of need & to determine how to best provide emotional & spiritual care in the aftermath of the tragic earthquake that devastated the impoverished country. Please pray for the victims of the earthquakes, especially those who are still searching through the rubble looking for lost loved ones,” said Jack Munday, Director of the Rapid Response Team. “Pray also for our team as they bring hope & comfort in the midst of this disaster.
Visit their web site here for updates, prayer needs & other needs you may be able to help with.