We at Online Fellowship are saying special prayers for the people of Haiti. As well as for those who have family and friends there.
We also wanted to pass along this information in the event you are concerned with the whereabouts of loved ones.
If you have family in Haiti, the US Govt set up a number for you to call & they will help locate your family 888 407 4747. (I read somewhere that this number was for US Citizens who were living or visiting, not sure that it is really limited)
Brothers and Sisters I understand that many of us are facing hard times but this type of devastation calls for as many of us as possible to give what we can. If it is not financial perhaps you can start a food or clothing drive, or support one that is already in place.
Even if you can’t give and know someone who has family in Haiti perhaps you can sit with them and offer Christian Support.
Incase you are unaware ”
The magnitude-7.0 quake, the strongest ever recorded in the area, collapsed a hospital in a hillside district of Port-au-Prince, according to local media reports.
The presidential palace, buildings of the finance and public works ministries, the parliament building and a cathedral in Port-au-Prince were also damaged.
The earthquake struck at about 4:53 p.m. local time (2153 GMT) and was centered 15 km southwest of the capital city, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.
The quake was relative shallow with its focus at a depth of only 10 km, said the USGS. It said the earthquake was followed by a tsunami seven minutes later and two aftershocks of 5.9-and 5.5-degrees respectively.
Power supplies were cut off in affected areas and communications were interrupted.”
If you, your church or you know of any organization who are sponsoring any type of relief aid, please leave your information in a comment.
God bless the people of Haiti, the UN workers that are unaccounted for, and all others affected by this tragedy!
Yours in Christ,
Online Fellowship Family