Pray for Nepal!

29. April 2015 Disaster Relief 0
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the Nepal earthquake. We still don’t know the full extent of the loss of life, and we can only imagine how many thousands are desperately waiting for food, water, shelter and medical aid. Please know that the local Church – a small but compassionate minority ...

Remembering a Day We’ll Never Forget

On this day two years ago, the Haitian people cried out in unspeakable pain. It’s a day I will never forget—and I know the Haitian people will never forget it either. January 12, 2010 began like any other day in Haiti. There was nothing remarkable about it at first. Children went to school, parents went ...

On Natural Disasters

The tragic earthquake in Japan last week and the devastating tsunami that followed are nothing short of heart-breaking. We’re praying for all of those affected by the disaster, and we ask you to please pray as well. The events are also bitter reminders of how fragile human beings are in the face of nature’s might. ...

Bringing Light to Haiti

Christ called us as believers to be “the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). Hundreds of our donors took that passage quite literally when they helped us provide “light” to Haiti. Recently our staff distributed solar lanterns and Bibles translated in Creole (Haiti’s official language) to hundreds of earthquake survivors living in tent camps throughout ...

Haiti Earthquake: One Year Later

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 220,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless in Haiti. The images and stories pouring out of the Caribbean country — which lies a mere 750 miles off the Florida coast — were heartbreaking. The Haitian people have endured unimaginable pain, ...

Clinging to Faith

In the midst of his suffering, Job cried out to the Lord in despair and even anger, emotions most people can easily relate to. What Catholic hasn’t felt that God has tested him or her with what we think are unreasonable hardships? Job, too, believed the tragedies that happened to him—the death of his children, ...

Trusting God to provide

For Mona Deval, the Haiti earthquake didn’t end with the last tremor, but with a question mark. She tells how she searched among the corpses at the hospital; checking every bruised and lifeless face; fearing one would be her husband. Never finding him. “I lost the most important part of my life…I see him when ...

Inspiration for Haiti

If you look at Haiti solely in terms of statistics, the picture looks bleak: barely half of Haitians over 15 can read and write, more than two-thirds of the workforce is unemployed, and about 15 percent of Haiti’s children are orphaned. And after the devastating earthquake in January, poverty and homelessness are on the rise. ...