Friday, January 7, 2011

Haiti: Prayers grew into a mission team

Saint Dunstan’s Episcopal Church’s mission team leaves for Haiti on Tuesday (January 11th).  A day before the one year anniversary of the tragic earthquake took aim at a country already struggling to pull itself out of desperate poverty, political unrest and economic renewal. Indeed, the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti was hard at work growing hope in every community they served.  Today, with 85% of the diocese buildings, churches and school destroyed, with over 60,000 members and 28 priests and three Sisters they continue to care, love and grow hope for the people of God.

As I recall, Saint Dunstan’s first response was prayer, followed by fundraising. And in February of 2010 we donated over $11,000 to the Sister’s of Saint Margaret, Haiti to assist their ministry and rebuilding effort.

We have been praying for the people of Haiti and Diocese of Haiti every Sunday since. In the summer of 2010, we were invited to pray about forming a Mission Team. In November eight members of the our parish answered the ‘call’  to travel to Haiti, witness the ministry of the church to the people of Haiti and open their hearts to be transformed.  As we are able, we will post updates to this blog.  Please keep our team, the people Haiti, Fr Noe (our host) and the Parish of the Holy Spirit in Cap Haitien in your prayers.

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