Indigenous Christian Ministries Need Our Help in Haiti
January 19, 2010
While massive American aid is flowing into Haiti this week, Christian Aid Mission is looking at long-term support to indigenous missionaries. While emergency medical relief is being sent, overseas directors see a three or four year rebuilding program.
Indigenous Christian ministries in Haiti desperately need our help. Emergency gifts for helping rebuild the lives of victims may be made online at www.ChristianAid.org or by calling 1-800-977-5650. Contributions should be designated Haiti Disaster, code number 120DIS.
Christian Aid Mission however, is taking the "long view" in their response to help the real indigenous missions rebuild rather than focus on short-term relief which is being offered by government and humanitarian agencies.
"As in most such disasters," says a Christian Aid official, "medical help for the injured comes first, then long term efforts to rebuild homes of missionaries, Christian orphanages and schools as well as native missionary training centers."
Haitian officials estimate that over 50,000 may have been killed in the quake but the death toll continues to climb. The quake was the most powerful in 240 years and affects 1.8 million people who live in the immediate area of the epicenter near Port-au-Prince.
Christian Aid Mission has been assisting native missionary efforts in Haiti since 1970. Christian Aid Mission is a member of the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability. Contributions are tax-deductible and used 100% as designated. Emergency gifts may also be mailed to Post Office Box 9037, Charlottesville, VA 22906.
Christian Aid Mission assists more than 700 overseas missionary ministries with 75,000 full-time staff and broadcasters. They proclaim the gospel, evangelize the unreached, plant churches, train workers and distribute the Bible.