On the Ground in Haiti

Tent City in Haiti, from the Earthquake
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Devastation in Haiti Far Worse than Imagined, Says ELCA Leader
Pictures of the devastation are distressing, but seeing earthquake-ravaged Haiti in person is far worse than what the Rev. Rafael Malpica Padilla imagined. "It is overwhelming," said Malpica Padilla, executive director for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's (ELCA) Global Mission. Read More...

Rescue underscores need for aid; UCC gifts surpass $1.3 million
Six weeks after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, the ACT Alliance has assisted more than 150,000 people with direct aid, according to published reports. Read More...

Haitian Episcopalians struggle in the present, look to the future
By Mary Frances Schjonberg
There may not be a single Episcopal church standing in Port-au-Prince today but that lack of walls and roofs does not mean that the church in the Haitian capital is dead. Read More...

Church of the Brethren Mobilizes For Haiti
The Church of the Brethren is responding to the devastating 7.0 earthquake that shook Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010. Read More...

Responding to the devastation in Haiti
Ongoing updates from the Episcopal Church. Read More.

The Weight of Waiting
By Michelle L. Oetman
Communications Coordinator for ADRA International

It's happened to me before. And I'm pretty sure it's happened to you. And boy, oh boy, do we HATE it. Waiting at the doctor's office. Recently, after much waiting, I was finally with the doctor when his mobile rang. He answered it, stepped out of the room, and didn't return ... for 45 minutes! That wait seemed undeniably intolerable and indecent ... until today. Read More...

Displaced Haitians Face Continued Hardships
By Hearly Mayr, Adventist Development and Relief Agency
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — "We slept in the open for three days," says Suzete Edmond, a 51-year old woman from Martissant, Port-au-Prince, who was at a hospital with her ill son when the earthquake struck Haiti on January 12. The disaster is still clear in her mind. Read More...

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