Partnering with Haiti in the Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
City Church – two Sundays ago we prayed for Haiti (specifically for Henoc Lucien and his ministry) in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. As promised, here are three specific ways you can support Haiti financially. I have vetted all of these opportunities and recommend all of them confidently (they are all opportunities within the EFCA, our church’s denomination).
1. Steve Exantus reports their Reaching Haiti 4 Christ Ministries site in Bombardopolis, northwest Haiti was devastated. Their church building and school were destroyed, along with virtually all the buildings in the community. Their congregation all survived the storm, but they lost everything – crops, animals, & all belongings. Many are now homeless and without secure food. This is a very mountainous and isolated area, extremely difficult to reach – even before the storm it was a difficult 10-hour drive from the capital. Pastor Steve will be visiting the area and bringing aid for his people from Oct 26-30. Send support directly to him at:
Reaching Haiti 4 Christ
P.O. Box 770842
Coral Springs, FL 33077
Give online by visiting the district website:
sed-efca.org – click DONATE NOW at the bottom right, and designate funds for Reaching Haiti 4 Christ.
2. Henoc Lucien, our other EFCA missionary to Haiti, rejoices that their community near Cap Haitien in northeast Haiti was spared any damage from the storm. He along with other church leaders in their area believe they were spared in order to serve other Haitians who are now suffering. They are reaching out to Camp Elim Ministries in the Les Cayes area, southwest Haiti, which suffered almost complete destruction. Elim includes 2 Churches, a camp, 2 schools, and an orphanage. Henoc’s church will be taking up an offering, and will be leading a team of Haitian doctors, nurses, carpenters, masons, and electricians to the area the week of Oct 17th. They are praying for American donors to match the sacrificial giving of the Haitian people with matching funds to total at least 10 times the Haitian offering. You may send contributions, marking “Disaster Relief” on the check to:
PO Box 681
Eagle River,WI 54521
You can also text the amount you intend to commit to:
Jon (VOHM Admin Coordinator) at 515-554- 6075 — or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
They want to know the current total to send on Oct. 17th.
Online donations are not currently available. Read more at:
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Hurricane-Matthew- Disaster Relief.html?soid=1102516344922&aid=it5Bm7g3C0c
More info on Vision of Hope Ministries at www.vohmhaiti.org, and at their Facebook page.
3. Herode Joseph is the pastor of our local (EFCA) Haitian congregation in Jacksonville.
Their congregation lost many family members in Haiti in the storm. They are seeking to buy sheet metal to restore their family’s roofs, and are collecting clothes, food, and other relief items to send in containers to Haiti. They welcome any contributions.
Pastor Herode Joseph
Blessed Hope Community
Mailing Address: 5853 Michigan Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32211