An Important update from Wess Stafford, President of Compassion International:
Relief and recovery efforts are underway in Haiti, and long after many organizations are gone, Compassion will remain, as Wess said. Compassion has been serving the people of Haiti since 1968 and 65,000 children are being sponsored in 230 church projects, where they get opportunities for learning, regular health checkups, dental care, and take advantage of a host of other programs based on the needs of their communities. Most importantly, every child gets the opportunity to hear and respond to the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection, to grow in faith as they are mentored by volunteers from their own communities and gain the skills they need to bring an eternal solution to poverty. Please give to help with Compassion’s recovery efforts in Haiti.
To gain some additional perspective on this tragedy, please watch the CBC’s interview with Barry Slauenwhite, President of Compassion Canada, who was caught in Tuesday’s earthquake.
HT: Compassion Blog