Here is a portion of an email from the Florida Baptist Convention regarding the crisis in Haiti.
HAITI DISASTER FACTS
The category 4 Hurricane Matthew struck with 150 miles per hour winds, causing major destruction to the Southern tip of the Caribbean nation.
At least 1,000 people have died, many already being buried in mass graves
100 percent of crops and livestock, which provides sustenance, have been destroyed in the affected area
Cholera, a killer disease contracted through contaminated water, is beginning to spread
1.4 million people in Haiti need humanitarian assistance
80% of homes are damaged in Southern Haiti
Nearly 16,000 people are staying in temporary shelters
Florida Baptists have partnered with Haiti for the past two decades through the Confraternite Missionaire Baptiste de Haiti (CMBH). Thousands of Florida Baptists have had boots on the ground to minister in word and deed.
Just six years after an earthquake brought this impoverished country to its knees, Hurricane Matthew slammed the island country, bringing misery upon misery.
FLORIDA BAPTISTS HAVE COMMITTED TO RESPOND
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
Pray that people will come to know Jesus as they see His grace in the storm
Pray for pastors to have courage and compassion (Specific names are available)
Pray that Florida Baptists will feel God move in their hearts to respond
Food, water, shelter
$85 will feed a family of 8 for several weeks with rice, noodles, beans, cooking oil
$12 will buy a 25 lb. bag of rice
$20 will purchase a simple water filter for fresh, clean drinking water
$300 will purchase a water filter for a community
$600 will help put a roof on a church or house
$20 will buy a large metal sheet to cover a house
Long-term response will send teams in future. Consider if God is calling you.
Send donations by mail:
Florida Baptist Convention
1230 Hendricks Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Mark: Haiti Relief
What will be your response as Florida Baptists seek to share the Gospel in the midst of this humanitarian crisis?
What will you do to change a life in Haiti?
What will you do to give them HOPE and HELP?