I know that many of you are wondering how you can best help with relief efforts in Haiti. Here is what Southern Baptists are doing. I belief in terms of sending funding, this is the best way to insure that your money gets to those in need.
Southern Baptists are mobilizing to assess disaster relief needs after the largest earthquake in more than 200 years rocked Haiti the evening of Jan. 12.
The initial Southern Baptist disaster relief effort will be led by Florida Baptists, who have had ministry relationships in Haiti for more than 20 years and currently have six staff members who live and work in the country, said Jim Brown, U.S. director for Baptist Global Response (BGR), a Southern Baptist relief and development organization. The International Mission Board does not have long-term personnel stationed in the country.
Initial funding for the relief effort will be provided by the IMB’s disaster relief fund which operates on a “dollar in, dollar out” basis, which means that 100% of the money donated is used to provide disaster relief. Contributions to the relief effort can be made online at gobgr.org.
Apart from donating to the disaster relief effort via gobgr.org, you can help greatly by joining in focused prayer for Haiti’s 9 million people, more than 80 percent of whom live below the poverty line, said David Brown, who with his wife, Jo, directs BGR work in the Americas.
To see the full article, go to http://www.imb.org/main/news/details.asp?StoryID=8281&LanguageID=1709.
ALSO: Be aware that Lifeway Kids has prepared special sessions to use with preschoolers, children, and preteens in Sunday School. These free sessions are available through the Lifeway nExtra on the NING sight.
Bottom Line: What happened in Haiti is tragic. Here are some ways you might can help here and there.