January 12th, 2011 at 2:11 pm
Today, Jan. 12, is the one year anniversary of the earthquake that destroyed significant portions of Port-Au-Prince and its surrounding areas in Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people and leaving 1.2 million homeless.
Since then, Texas Baptists have attempted to help play a role in the recovery of Haiti and its people by sending mission teams, medical professionals, hundreds of thousands of buckets of food and additional resources.
On the anniversary of the earthquake, Texas Baptists asks churches and individuals to pray for the following:
- The people of Haiti. While living conditions are improving in some areas, many Haitians continue to live in difficult situations. Pray that living conditions continue to improve.
- Pray for the gospel to spread across Haiti in a mighty way. Haitian Christians are strong in their faith and are sharing the gospel, as are Christian volunteers from around the world. Pray that Haitian Christian continue sharing the gospel and that Haitians continue to be receptive to it.
- Pray for the Siloe School in Grand Goave that is today beginning classes in its new building. Only three more classrooms are left to build. Construction teams, including many from Texas Baptist Churches, have done a great job on this school in Grand Goave.
- Pray that Texas Baptists will give to the “Change A Life Fund” and send a child to the Siloe School for one year in Grand Goave. Only $15 a month sends a child to school, including uniform, back pack and books.
- Pray that more churches will want to sent teams to Haiti and lend a hand in the rebuilding process. Dates are available through the end of 2011. Pray for the 5 other churches in Haiti that have asked for a Church2Church Partnerships. Pray that churches will step up and see the need and want to be a part.