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5 years ago  ::  Jan 14, 2010 - 10:22PM #1
Vanessa86
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Hi everyone. I found this on www.disciples.org and thought you might be interested. To read the entire letter, go to the website. In the meantime, please pray for Haitians in this, their desperate time of need. Vanessa


 


A Letter from the Associate General Minister and Vice President Concerning the Earthquake in Haiti








January 14, 2010


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


I am writing this message on behalf of our General Minister and President, Sharon Watkins. Even though Sharon is on sabbatical, she has been keeping a close eye on the situation in Haiti.


Sharon and I request your prayers for the people of Haiti, for our Global Mission Partners, and our missionaries who need not only our prayers, but also our resources. I also request your prayers for Dr. Glen Stewart, Regional Minister of the Christian Church in Tennessee, who is in Haiti with a delegation from the Tennessee region.


At the time of writing, they are safe and have arrived at the U.S. Embassy in Haiti. My understanding is that the U.S. State Department and the Tennessee Congressional Delegation are working to arrange their return. At the same time a delegation from the Oklahoma and the Great River Regions are on the other side of the island in the Dominican Republic. While they felt the earthquake, they did not have any damage.


In addition to these groups, I would urge you to pray for the Haitian communities within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). We have about 100 Haitian churches. These are anxious days and moments for many of them who have family and friends on the island. Charlie Wallace from New Church Ministries has traveled to be present with our Haitian churches in Florida.


As you can imagine, communication to and from the island is very limited. Week of Compassion, Global Ministries and others have been using all of their available resources and technology to connect with our missionaries and partners. ...


Your partner in prayer,


Rev. Todd Adams
Associate General Minister and Vice President






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5 years ago  ::  Jan 15, 2010 - 9:37AM #2
mecdukebec
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The Evangelical Fishers of Men are the Haitian churches that are DoC-related.  We also have them in Kebec, which, in my experience, is utterly unknown to 99.99 pourcent of Anglophone Disciples.  I am giving to Church World Service for Haitian relief. 

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5 years ago  ::  Jan 16, 2010 - 1:46PM #3
Campbellite
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Utterly unknown?


Not anymore!


And you all know about the 20/20 project. There are now about 100 new Disciple congregations who are majority Haitian.


Pray for Haiti. and then put your money where your prayers are. www.weekofcompassion.org

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