News From Haiti

I don’t need to visit cnn.com nearly as much as I used to since I came across these excellent blogs of Canadian missionaries serving in Haiti.

The Van der Mark’s blog – I worked at Muskoka Woods with Laurens Van der Mark in the early 1990s. Laurens’ wife, Cheryl, gives a detailed account of what they endured the hours immediately following the earthquake in her Jan. 19 post.

The Rumford’s blog – Grant Rumford is an advanced care paramedic who works along with the Van der Mark’s for Mission of Hope. Currently, Mission of Hope is coordinating with Feed The Children Canada (where Grant’s father is the President) to continue care and relief efforts.

Rachelle in Haiti – Rachelle is an associate director of an orphanage in Haiti and has been posting regularly since the earthquake. (It also appears Rachelle is from my hometown of Niagara Falls!).

Embracing Hope –  Diana Wiebe is a school teacher connected with Mission of Hope. Diana has also provided regular updates and inspiring insights since the earthquake hit Haiti.

As we remember the people of Haiti in our prayers, we give thanks to God for these faithful men and women who are providing relief, comfort, and HOPE.

As I called the people of St. Giles Kingsway to worship on Sunday, January 17, it was with these words from Psalm 71. This is my prayer for the people of Haiti:

20 Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter,
you will restore my life again;
from the depths of the earth
you will again bring me up.

21 You will increase my honor
and comfort me once again.

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