February 13, 2010

1 month since the quake

A short 3 minute video to mark the one month that has passed since the Haiti quake killing over 200,000.


Yesterday marks 1 month since we sat in our house, felt the earth quake, and began to watch the devastation unfold in Haiti before our eyes. Just hours after the quake, and with little information, I was interviewed for the local news- if only we had known then the story of hope we know now. Days after the quake I still found myself asking God, where was His glory... and surely enough, He has shown me that it is all around us.

What a tragedy that so many should die for the world to wake-up and see the plight of our Haitian brothers and sisters. A country which many could not locate on the map has become a launching pad for Christians and humanitarians alike to stand together and say "We're not going to leave you stranded."

I am amazed at the work G.O. has been able to be a part of. While the larger aid organizations fought through red tape & bottlenecking at the Port-au-Prince airport to get supplies and aid in, G.O. received volunteer pilots and planes daily showing up at the Santiago airport in the Dominican Republic looking to fly in supplies into areas cut off from the main lines. Just days after the earthquake and we were flying in supplies into over 6 cities, even cutting down trees to make a runway where drug dealers used to fly into.

Just one month after the quake and we've sent over 1/2 million lbs of water, food, medical supplies, doctors, tents into devastated areas. The first supplies received in Jacmel came on a 20 ft. boat sent by G.O.

Amidst all this great tragedy, we see Haitians singing (and mourning) but singing praises to Jesus, relying on one another, and on our Heavenly Father. What a big God we serve.

Sometimes it takes a devastation to unite God's people... We cannot wait until tomorrow. Let us stand in unity and fight for Haiti. What a gift we've been given! Join us in this fight! www.gohelphaiti.org

May the God who gives you endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ." Romans 15:5-6

2 comments:

  1. Actually about three million people were affected by this quake, really desastrous

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