As a Christian, I’m called by my faith to stand with the vulnerable and love my neighbor. As president of Disciples Home Missions, I am grateful to demonstrate these values in my daily life and weekly ministries throughout the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S.
Some 55,000 Haitians in the United States who received protection from deportation in 2010, when a major earthquake devastated their land and killed 300,000, may be forced to return to their country next year if indications by Trump administration officials prove true.
Their heads held high and chests puffed out, a group of nearly 100 Haitian men in camouflage fatigues do jumping jacks or march around an abandoned U.N. compound on a recent morning. But after a few drills, they seek shelter from the blazing sun in the absence of anything else to do.
This new state-of-the-art clinic is slated to serve thousands of Haitians annually.
The Luke Church, one of Houston’s fastest growing churches, has partnered with New Missions, a prominent missions organization, to construct a brand new, state-of-the-art medical clinic in Haiti’s Leogane Valley. This new facility provides critical medical support and treatment to thousands of Haitians, annually, who may otherwise not have access to basic medical treatment. The original clinic was destroyed, seven years ago, after a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake killed more than 200,000 Haitians, leaving there families to rebuild their lives and communities. Continue reading “The Luke Church Partners With Renowned Missions Organization to Construct New Medical Facility In Haiti”
Catholics are banding together to bring life-saving health care to rural areas of Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world.
Almost six months after deadly Hurricane Matthew destroyed crops and livestock along Haiti’s southern peninsula, life has become so desperate that Haitians are eating poisonous plants and living in caves to survive, aid workers say. Continue reading “WATCH: Desperate Haitians Living In Caves, Eating Toxic Plants 6 Months After Hurricane Matthew”
Today’s lesson in evading moral responsibility comes to us from the United Nations. The organization says it is terribly concerned about the cholera epidemic in Haiti and wishes to eliminate it. But it has not figured out when and how this is going to happen, and with what money. Continue reading “U.N. Accepts Blame for Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic, But Dodges the Bill”
When the leader of the United Nations apologized to Haitians for the cholera epidemic that has ravaged their country for more than six years — caused by infected peacekeepers sent to protect them — he proclaimed a “moral responsibility” to make things right. Continue reading “U.N. Can’t Raise Money to Fight Cholera It Brought to Haiti”