My heart hurts over what is happening in Haiti. I lived through the ’64 earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska, so the pictures in the news have feeling attached from my own experience.
I’ve been praying, but I want to help in a tangible way and I’m guessing you do, too. Haiti has been devastated by the largest earthquake in its history—one of 7.0 magnitude. The capital city of Port-au-Prince is destroyed and the death toll is projected to be in the hundreds of thousands. The challenges of the relief effort will grow by the hour. The time is now to act! And the needs will continue for weeks, months, and years on different levels.
We can assist in the aid effort and let God’s light shine through Indian Creek Community Church. Here are some ways.
1. 100% of personal or corporate contributions to Indian Creek’s Live Out Haiti Relief Fund will be forwarded directly to the relief effort. Give online and designate the funds where it says “Other” and write Haiti Relief in the “comments” section. We will take a special offering this Sunday.
· We will partner with others such as the Global Distribution Center work in KCK which is Heart to Heart International. As we have news about the volunteer mobilization, we will pass it on. If we hear of opportunities to provide on-the-ground assistance, we will pass them on, but with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army taking on major roles, civilian opportunities to serve may be limited.
· We will gather supplies for Care Kits containing a specific list of practical hygiene items as soon as an Indian Creek leader steps in to lead it. We have all the instructions to accomplish this as a church! If you want to lead this effort contact Dave Geenens at Dave@inhancedleaderhip.com
2. We have a partnering relationship with The Church of God in Haiti, The Church of God (Anderson), has a significant presence in the country, with 233 congregations and 32,000 constituents. You can make an immediate donation to the Disaster Relief Fund by clicking here.
3. We are friends with Troy and Janet McMahon who lead Restore Community Church in Kansas City, MO. They partner with C3 Missions- the Global Orphan Project, http://theglobalorphanproject.org/, to build orphanages and clinics for children living in extreme poverty.
I knew you would want to help. Thanks for being the hands and feet of Christ.
P.S. Here is a personal message from Ben Stears, Gardner Campus Pastor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLtne6jiGhs
Posted on Thu, January 14, 2010
by Gary Kendall filed under