Haiti – One Year Later

Haiti – One Year Later February 9, 2011

The other day, R1 (my sensitive 5 yr. old) mentioned we “should go over to Haiti and get one of those kids to bring home with us!” Since R1 loves to pray for Haiti and frequently asks how they are doing, I often read to him email updates I get from World Vision.

Dave & I have been sponsoring two kiddo’s through World Vision  since we’ve been married.  Terefe from Kenya & Wilder from Ecuador.  $64 a month is all it takes to make a profound difference in the lives of two precious children to help them eat, sleep and go to school.

What an amazingly small amount of cash to make a such an amazing difference in the quality of life for these two little treasures.

Our little R1 has been faithfully praying for Haiti and loves to hear the updates World Vision shares on the progress since the earthquake hit the poorest country in the world.

Here’s what Rick Stearns -Prez of World Vision- has to say…

A woman with her child in the remains of their house in Gonaives, Haiti.

“One year ago, on January 12, 2010, the already-vulnerable country of Haiti was struck by a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake.  I’ll never forget the heartbreaking scene that met me as I walked through the flattened city of Port-au-Prince shortly after the disaster.  Displaced from their homes, millions of Haitians were in desperate need of shelter, medical attention, and other basic necessities.

I recently returned from another visit to the quake-affected region, where thousands of families are beginning to rebuild. During my time there, I was struck by the resilience of the Haitian people. Despite overwhelming challenges, many of those I spoke with expressed gratitude for their lives and hope for the future.

I was also encouraged to see the impact of World Vision’s work in Haiti. In the year since the earthquake hit, we’ve provided nutritious food, clean water, safe shelter, critical medical care, emotional support, and income-generating assistance to the most vulnerable Haitians. And thanks to the ongoing support of generous child sponsors, we’ve also continued to partner with communities outside of Port-au-Prince, equipping families to create a sustainable future.

I invite you to watch a video update from our recent trip and see how generous donors are helping to change lives in Haiti.

Though signs of progress are plentiful, the road to recovery is long.  In the months and years to come, World Vision remains committed to the health, safety and well-being of vulnerable children and families affected by the earthquake.  We have long-term rebuilding efforts and plans to help Haitians build a sustainable future when you view the report online.

Thank you for your commitment to the children and families of Haiti.”


Go share this with your kiddos!  Invite them to pray with you for the needs of Haiti.  Even if you’re not the praying type, invite your kids to know, care & do something about the needs of the world.




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