Haiti – the next step in long-term impact

May 6, 2010 — Leave a comment

In January 2010, Port-Au-Prince Haiti was destroyed by an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude (as thought of by death toll). See CNN’s special Haiti coverage here.

In response, like everyone, we wanted to know we could do. West Pines Community Church in concert with others, launched www.healingforhaitinow.com and coordinated the intake and logistics for delivery of food, medical supplies, tents, clothing and money. At that time, I blogged in this post about how to help in the immediate term. I later blogged about the need to help the orphans of Haiti in this post. I have twittered several messages challenging my followers to think about what’s next for Haiti. Does it stop with your $10 txt message? Not at West Pines. We are now planning our long-term Haiti efforts.

Next week, Pastor Matt Mashburn and I will be taking an overnight trip to Haiti with Great Commission Alliance to explore the facts on the ground and as another next step in developing West Pine’s long-term missions strategy.

I will be posting next week from Haiti. Both Pastor Matt and I will be updating via Twitter as the day develops. We will be using hash tag #WPHaiti on all Haiti related tweets.

Our twitter pages are:



You don’t even have to join twitter to read about it. You can just go to the above webpages and the tweets are viewable. You can also read my twitter updates on this blog (right hand reading pane)

Please pray that God will protect us, use us to meet immediate needs, and give us the vision of how he wants to use Sheri and I and West Pines in Haiti.


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