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Haiti: Day of Prayer

Remembering Haiti One Year After – A DAY OF PRAYER

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At 4:53pm on January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Port au Prince and the surrounding areas, killing hundreds of thousands and leaving nearly a million more homeless, hurting and in need.

Over 80% of Haitians lived in poverty prior to the earthquake; now the nation faces even deeper economic and health challenges. Millions have no access to the most basic elements for health and survival. Many lost everything, and a year later still have nothing.

Haiti has since suffered a hurricane and is battling a deadly and fast-moving cholera outbreak. Hundreds of thousands are displaced, living in makeshift tent cities. Over a million are displaced, living in makeshift tent cities. Work, money, clean water and health care are scarce. Has the plight of our Haitian neighbors been forgotten?

WHAT CHURCHES CAN DO

Prayer is powerful. Join IMA World Health in remembering Haiti during the anniversary of the earthquake, and choose a day that works for your congregation for a Day of Prayer any time in January.

Please remember the ongoing hardship in Haiti and pray for healing, provision and prosperity for our neighbors in need. The goal is to create a continuous flow of prayer for Haiti throughout the month as churches gather at various times and places all over the world.

 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.” (Psalm 140:12)

Tools for your church’s Day of Prayer

Please use these free tools to promote and facilitate your Day of Prayer event.

  • Bulletin Insert – Customize and distribute to promote your upcoming event among your congregation

 

About IMA World Health

IMA World Health is an international health care development organization whose mission is to advance health and healing to vulnerable and marginalized people around the world. IMA was recently named one of the Top 10 most efficient charities by Forbes for the 3rd straight year, and has received Charity Navigator’s highest rating for efficiency 5 years running.

Rick Santos, president and CEO, survived the Haiti earthquake after being buried in the rubble of the Hotel Montana for 55 hours.  Seeing the destruction around him and the plight of the Haitian people, he resolved to help the people of Haiti “for as long as it takes.”  Having worked in Haiti for over a decade, IMA cares deeply about the past, present and future of the people of Haiti.

Thank you for partnering with us in this important mission.

If your church would like to support IMA’s work in Haiti, please visit our donation page for more information.

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