I got an email earlier today that I wanted to pass along to everyone regarding the disaster in Haiti. The author is a long time evangelist by the name of Reggie Thomas who has planted scores of churches all over the world. Reggie is the founder of WHITE FIELDS OVERSEAS EVANGELISM and we had the opportunity to serve with Reggie once when we lived in Russia. Below is the email that Reggie sent out this morning. Please take a moment to read it over and see if there is anything you can do to help.
Dear Family and Christian Friends:
You have heard the tragic news from Haiti. You know as much as we know. We have tried desperately to telephone some of our Christian friends in Haiti and we have emailed all whom have email. Up to this moment we have heard from only one preacher in Gonaives. Brother Solonique said that Gonaives felt the earthquake but it did not damage anything and all are okay in Gonaives. So at least we know the JESUS LOVES ME ORPHANGE home is okay. You know that we have worked in Haiti since 1971 and that we have made well over 100 trips to that nation.
Looking at the photos on TV and listening to the reports we realize that even if we could go there today we would be unable to do anything. Until the rescue workers and US disaster team and UN Military do their work of rescue there is nothing we can do except pray.
I believe it is necessary for us to gather all the emergency relief money that we can. When the airlines restore service and when it becomes possible for us to go and help we will need all the resources we can gather to help our Christian brothers and sisters who have survived. You know the victims have lost their homes, furniture, bedding, kitchen utensils everything.
We have heard that there have been 33 aftershocks. We have seen the Presidential Palace in ruins. We have heard that the UN Headquarters building collapsed and that the loss of life among the military is very heavy. Early reports estimate thousands are dead. WHITE FIELDS OVERSEAS EVANGELISM will be ready to do all possible to help. Please pray for all the more than 600 Christian Churches in Haiti and for all our brothers and sisters.
In Christian love,
Reggie and Esther