Haiti Earthquake Rescue Appeal
If you are like most Americans you have already heard the details regarding the 7.0 earthquake and the virtual destruction of Port Au Prince. You can click on the Haiti section of this website to see a little of our involvement there but I won’t take your time to repeat all of the staggering details of the horrific disaster impacting these wonderful people. Right now we are gearing up to train teams at our home in northwestern Pennsylvania for short term trips to Haiti to engage in stabilizing these people as they recuperate from injuries and the loss of loved ones. They are going to need assistance in many forms until they are not only stabilized but are able to become those who are transformed into communities lifting Haiti out of its humanitarian, economic, spiritual and environmental difficulties. We have found the right people to turn this crisis into an opportunity. You are the right people.
I have lived in Haiti and have ongoing working relationships with pastors, educators and friends who love Haiti and much as anyone who has a heart. I believe you have a heart so if you care about God and you love your neighbor as yourself you are the right people. As Elton John sings, “You will be blessed; I promise you that, I promise you that, you will be blessed.”
I am inviting you to become a part of small teams who will go to Haiti on a short term basis and we will help prepare you and train you at no cost here in northwestern Pennsylvania. This will be the most rewarding thing you have ever done. I want you to hear this quote from the prophet Isaiah. It declares the blessing you will receive and that you need in your life that you can’t get from going to church or simply studying the bible. God will become such a reality in your life that you will want to go back in most cases much more than you want to stay home. This is part of the blessing spoken of by the prophet Isaiah:”Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? When you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh? Then shall your light break forth as the morning and your health shall spring forth speedily: and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Then shall you call and the Lord shall answer; you shall cry and he shall say, Here I am. If you take away from your midst the yoke, the putting forth of the finger and speaking vanity; and if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light rise in obscurity and your darkness be as the noon day: and the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy your soul in drought and make fat your bones: and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, the repairer of the breach, the restorer of paths to dwell in.”
If you would like to talk about being a team member please e-mail us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org with first name and a phone number where we can reach you.
If you would like to be a part of this blessing, but not join a team you can support the ongoing effort to restore those who would otherwise perish by sending your check or money order to:
The Church in the Green
PO Box 7
Titusville, PA 16354
Your donation is tax deductible and be assured that 100% of all donations will be used with no administration fees whatsoever.