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Haiti earthquake

A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake has struck Haiti, causing mass casualties and devastation and with hundreds suspected killed. Early reports indicate that a hospital, the presidential palace and many other buildings have collapsed.

The quake was followed by two strong aftershocks. Frank Williams, National Director for World Vision Haiti, reported that people were left “pretty much screaming”, with portions of buildings falling off into the streets.

World Vision is assessing the situation and working to mobilise essential supplies already positioned in the capital, Port au Prince. World Vision worker Magalie Boyer says, “World Vision Haiti will distribute first aid kits to survivors, along with basic materials such as soap, blankets, clothes and bottles of water.”

As a church we have an ongoing relationship with World Vision, so if you want to support through them call 0800 088 088 or visit https://www.worldvision.org.uk

£14 can provide hygiene kits for two families;
£42 can provide temporary shelter for a family;
£80 can provide meals for twenty families

Please use the following prayer points:

  • Pray for the people of Haiti as they deal with the aftermath of the earthquake, ask the Lord to comfort those who are injured and mourning.
  • Pray for rescue efforts to find survivors trapped in destroyed buildings and for communication links and power supplies to be restored quickly.
  • Pray for a swift and generous response from the international community to help this disaster-prone poor country.
  • Pray for the safety and protection of Aid & Relief Workers based in Haiti and that they will be able to respond as effectively as possible.

Many other organizations such as Tear Fund, Christian Aid and other Christian relief agencies are already at work.