Matt Harrison on the earthquake in Haiti

Thousands have died in the Haiti earthquake, maybe as many as half a million. The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod has done quite a bit of work in Haiti. Here Rev. Matthew Harrison, head of Lutheran World Relief and Human Care reports that a number of pastors and church workers are missing and that at least one Lutheran school and a clinic were destroyed.

For more details and to donate money to help the earthquake victims in Haiti, click here.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • WebMonk

    Well, according to Pat Robinson’s method of thinking, those destroyed schools must be evidence of God’s divine judgment for past pacts with Satan.

  • WebMonk

    Well, according to Pat Robinson’s method of thinking, those destroyed schools must be evidence of God’s divine judgment for past pacts with Satan.

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    Not sure why, but seeing that video — with him naming names of actual people that he probably knows — put the disaster more in context than reading lots of news articles.

    I’d like to ask everyone reading this to donate to some agency (mine will be the Red Cross) that will be providing relief in Haiti. You can even give $10 to the Red Cross by texting HAITI to 90999 (charges will appear on your mobile phone bill, but the carrier does not take a cut).

    As for Pat Robertson, in order to avoid cluttering up the comments here, I will simply link to the reply on my blog.

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    Not sure why, but seeing that video — with him naming names of actual people that he probably knows — put the disaster more in context than reading lots of news articles.

    I’d like to ask everyone reading this to donate to some agency (mine will be the Red Cross) that will be providing relief in Haiti. You can even give $10 to the Red Cross by texting HAITI to 90999 (charges will appear on your mobile phone bill, but the carrier does not take a cut).

    As for Pat Robertson, in order to avoid cluttering up the comments here, I will simply link to the reply on my blog.

  • http://www.newreformationpress.com Patrick Kyle

    Our congregation supports Pastor Bernard and the several congregations he pastors. My pastor sent us an email this morning saying that someone had talked to Pastor Bernard after the earthquake and he is alive, but the call was cut short before more info could be obtained.

    Hoping and praying thet the other Pastors and their congregations have been spared

  • http://www.newreformationpress.com Patrick Kyle

    Our congregation supports Pastor Bernard and the several congregations he pastors. My pastor sent us an email this morning saying that someone had talked to Pastor Bernard after the earthquake and he is alive, but the call was cut short before more info could be obtained.

    Hoping and praying thet the other Pastors and their congregations have been spared

  • http://www.geneveith.com geneveith

    Yes, I thought Matt Harrison contrasted quite significantly from the reaction of Pat Robertson. I also thought that the personal references put the disaster in a personal perspective. This will also make it personal for lots of congregations. At Patrick says, a number of Lutheran congregations support the work of these Haitian pastors.

  • http://www.geneveith.com geneveith

    Yes, I thought Matt Harrison contrasted quite significantly from the reaction of Pat Robertson. I also thought that the personal references put the disaster in a personal perspective. This will also make it personal for lots of congregations. At Patrick says, a number of Lutheran congregations support the work of these Haitian pastors.

  • http://carolmsblog.blogspot.com/ Carol-Christian Soldier

    My heart and prayers go to my Christian (Lutheran) brothers and sisters who have ‘put their toe to the line’ in that mission field…
    C-CS
    LA LFL

  • http://carolmsblog.blogspot.com/ Carol-Christian Soldier

    My heart and prayers go to my Christian (Lutheran) brothers and sisters who have ‘put their toe to the line’ in that mission field…
    C-CS
    LA LFL

  • The Clarifier

    Just to clarify. It’s LCMS World Relief and Human Care. there is another organization called Lutheran World Relief which is very pan world and supports the distribution of condoms and some such.

    LCMS World Relief and Human Care works tirelessly on the front lines of disasters. Support them.

  • The Clarifier

    Just to clarify. It’s LCMS World Relief and Human Care. there is another organization called Lutheran World Relief which is very pan world and supports the distribution of condoms and some such.

    LCMS World Relief and Human Care works tirelessly on the front lines of disasters. Support them.


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