Indigenous Christian Ministries Engaged in Helping Haiti Recover
June 4, 2010
Christian Aid has been helping indigenous missions and children's outreaches in Haiti since 1970.
Christian Aid Mission is looking at long-term support in their continuing response to help the real indigenous missions rebuild in Haiti. Much short-term relief was offered by many government and humanitarian agencies, but much is yet to be done.
Indigenous Christian ministries in Haiti are still in desperate need of our help. "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 estimated that over 230,000 may have been killed in the quake, with another 300,000 injured and about one million are still homeless. Additionally more than 250,000 homes and 30,000 commercial buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged.
Christian Aid is firm about helping native missionaries recover and rebuild in Haiti, not just provide emergency aid.
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.