What we CAN do:
1. Give to organizations/people you know personally, that you can trust. Find out if your church supports missionaries serving in Haiti and how to best channel your support.Sending money to missionaries and relief organizations on site will help trustworthy folks buy and distribute food, water, medicine, construction materials and fuel.
2. Pray.Only God knows the needs of each of the over three million people affected. Please pray for the victims, the relief efforts, and missionaries, for protection, safety, discernment, and wisdom. We are earnestly praying for our friend and colleague, Isaac Adrien, director of Children of Promise in Haiti. He has not been heard from since the quake. **UPDATE- Isaac has been located and is uninjured!
There is such large scale devastation and suffering, only with God’s help will this country be able to rebuild amidst the tragedy.
What not to do (this comes from people in Haiti):
If you don't any connections with trustworthy people on the scene, we work with transparent Christians who live in the middle of the disaster and will channel the money with integrity:
John and Jodie Ackerman serve serve in medical and children's ministries with the Church of God in Port-au-Prince.
You can find out more what they need most here:
Luke Renner is our college (and radio colleague of Norberto) friend now serving in
You can channel support for his ministry here:
Children of Promise is the child sponsorship program that I work with. They have 26 children in Haiti, some of whose parents were killed. Their immediate needs are blankets, medicine and construction materials.
You can donate to the emergency fund here:
It's important that we give generously, yet equally important that we give wisely. May God's healing touch and His people rebuild and renew Haitian hope.
What trustworthy people/organizations in Haiti are you supporting?