January 13, 2010

Pray for Haiti

One Haitian official estimates that 100,000 lives may be lost as a result of yesterday's 7.0 earthquake. Perhaps that estimate is high (sometimes they are). But let's just quarter it to be conservative. That still means perhaps 25,000 people died yesterday or are dying as we speak. 25,000 souls gone into eternity ... with 2.9 million more who have the monumental task of trying to live again in the devastated quake zone. 75% of Haitians already live in abject poverty. 50% actively practice voodoo. 22% attend evangelical churches. So the needs right now - both physical and spiritual - are monumental. So are the open doors for aid and the gospel.

So please pray for Haiti ... that the Lord of the harvest would send out workers, both to gather the harvest and to heal bruised and broken reeds. And if you'd like to give to an organization committed both to the gospel and to Haitians' physical well-being ...

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