Recent storms devastate Haiti

Released on: September 19, 2008, 8:45 am

Press Release Author: Scott Thunder

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: Gods Word comforts survivors


Recent storms devastate Haiti

Large areas of Haiti remain devastated as four major storms recently flooded entire
communities on the islandleaving thousands of people stranded and hundreds dead.
four months into the Atlantic hurricane season, Haitians are desperate and destitute.
There is a lot of suffering, said Jean Bilda Robert, Bible Leagues national
director of Haiti, and the water has stripped everything from many families.
Days after Hurricane Ike hit major sections of Haiti, Robert visited Port-au-Prince.
There he met Bijou.
I met her on the streets of Port-au-Prince, shared Robert. She told me that just
one day before Hurricane Ike, a Bible League-trained Christian shared Gods Word
with her. Then, devastation came to the island.
Bijou sat surrounded by thick, brown muckthe residue of a major storm. Her heart
was heavy as she grieved during the aftermath of torrential rains. She explained to
Robert her suffering: Ive lost everything. A husband. A baby. A home. But I still
have the love of God in my heart. I still have joy because one day a Christian
placed Gods Word in my hands. Her two young children sat beside her mourning the
loss of a sibling and their father. Fortunately, they know Jesus Christ as their
Comforter. They know this because one man unselfishly shared the love of Christ with
their mother. Bijou and her family remain displaced, and are
relocating to an area west of Port-au-Prince.
Tragically, the Christian who witnessed to Bijou was killed in the hurricane.
Approximately 800,000 people like Bijou throughout the Caribbean have been affected
by the storms.
We need more Bibles, pleaded Robert. Please pray for Haitian families in this
time of tragedy, as we do all we can to get Gods Word back into their hands.

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placement agencies. It partners with churches worldwide, training and equipping
Christians to
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CONTACT: Scott Thunder, Media Specialist
COMPANY: Bible League
PHONE: 708-367-8733
FAX: 708-367-8833


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Contact Details: CONTACT: Scott Thunder, Media Specialist
COMPANY: Bible League
PHONE: 708-367-8733
FAX: 708-367-8833

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