Wednesday, February 17, 2010

National Day of Mourning in Haiti

Friday, February 12th was declared as a national day of mourning in Haiti by President Preval, marking one full month since the devastating earthquake that crumbled the government of Haiti to it's foundations. According to the last death toll we have seen, 250,000 people were killed in the earthquake. There are still many missing. We can only imagine how many are now homeless and jobless. We can only guess at the number of orphans now.

Many churches in Haiti took this call to mourning a huge step further. Churches asked the people of Haiti to pray and fast for the past three days, ending yesterday. Services began very early all over Haiti on the 12th; singing and praying filled the air. People cried out to God for this nation, repenting of their sins, asking Got to bring unity among the people, to provide for those in need, to heal the broken and to bring spiritual renewal to this land. Praises rang forth to the Creator who has been merciful and gracious; to the one who is the Provider, the Healer, the Protector.

Just as it's own people are praying, please take a moment to lift your voice to God on behalf of the people of Haiti. Please also pray for our team that will be flying to Haiti on March 6th to work with the people in every capacity possible.

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