Haiti Then and Now

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The above photo was taken a few days ago in Haiti. This man was seen walking down the street and on his back he was carrying a Compassion Services International bag that had been handed out nearly three years ago.

On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the country of Haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere where most people live on less than $2.00 per day. Millions were left homeless and in need of emergency aid in the aftermath of this tragedy.

CSI was in Haiti with provisions, medical teams and construction personnel less than two weeks after the earthquake hit. Our first team was on the ground within 48 hours of the earthquake. Compassion Services International has the staff and infrastructure to mobilize volunteers stateside and to distribute aid to the point of need anyplace in the world. The photo below is one of the first CSI teams to arrive in Haiti after the earthquake.CSI is excited to be sending another team to Haiti this summer. The team is leaving on June 29, 2012. While in Haiti, the team will be conducting medical clinics, visiting two orphanages and distributing humanitarian aid bags while sharing the love of Jesus Christ. We thank you for partnering with us in prayer and with your financial donations. We truly couldn’t do it without your support. We look forward to sharing new pictures and stories with you while we are in Haiti this summer. You can learn more and support our effort by visiting http://www.compassionservices.org

Countdown to Haiti

It’s June 1, 2012. The countdown to Haiti has begun. Our team leaves in 28 days. The anticipation and excitement are mounting each day. The team is looking ahead to days spent helping some of the most desperate people in Haiti.

CSI couldn’t set up medical clinics, distribute food bags or deliver toys to orphanages without your support. Compassion Services International isn’t the only non-profit that does this type of work and we are by no means the largest,  so why should you consider donating to CSI? CSI not only strives to meet the physical needs of the world’s poorest but we offer the hope that can’t be found in this world, the hope of Jesus Christ. We also have the unique circumstance of having partners on the ground all over the world because of our large network of missionaries that we are privileged to work with.

Not all are called to go. Some are called to give. If you feel like you are called to give we could use your help to ensure we have adequate supplies for this upcoming trip. You can make a financial donation by visiting http://www.compassionservices.org and click the Haiti link or simply mail a check to our office located at 3333-1 Rue Royale, St. Charles, MO 63301. Your donations will help us purchase medical supplies, food items and toys. If you are unable to give financially we ask that you join the many who are praying for the team. Together we can change the lives of many. Thank you for answering the call to help whenever it goes out. What you do matters!

Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone–especially to those in the family of faith. (Galatians 6:10)

Watch what happens when we do good for someone else?