*** Haiti: Let's Help the Churches! ***

Many Haitian brothers and sisters are encouraged by the actions of Christians.

Here is what Elodie, a young Haitian student, 22 years old, wrote to us in the Top Blog:

“I thank God because I am still alive! Thank you, Lord! My parents are well. That day, January 12, 2010, I was not in class because my professor was absent. If I had been in class that day, it is possible that I would no longer be here since my school was destroyed and the dean died. I don’t have news from all of my friends, but I hope they and their families are well. It warms my heart to see so many prayers for Haiti. We need them for people are still under the debris. Everywhere many are dead and one feels so powerless. Let’s pray that there are no epidemics; this is what everyone is saying since already the odor of the dead in the streets is more and more terrible. We do not sleep in our homes. Everyone sleeps in the streets because we are afraid of a new tremor. Many people and children are traumatized especially due to the loss of parents and close friends. It is terrible. I am 22 years old and I would never have believed that one day I would experience something like this. May God bless you, my friends, and know that at any moment we can die. Always be ready and tell your families how much you love them.”


Thank you to all those who acted: by prayer, gifts, encouraging words, and even serving right in Haiti. I invite you to read this excellent article in TopHumanitarian that reports on news of the efforts of some Christians.

A statement by Wess Stafford, Director of Compassion International, particularly caught my attention in this article: “Local churches: they are an incredible force. I can assure you that local churches are truly committed in the rescue efforts. Who knows his neighbor’s needs better that the one who lives next to him? And who will remain there when the media no longer talk about Haiti?”

Who will remain? The local churches. Therefore, let’s help them.

This is the call that our friend, Pastor Claude Houde, wanted to send out from Quebec:

“You see, for me, Haiti is my adopted country, my family, where we work for God and his people whom we love so much and who, today, try to rise up again and survive, in mourning, in famine, in chaos, and in violence. We are on the telephone with them every day until late at night. The churches that we have helped build for 15 years, where thousands were meeting, are destroyed, as well as the Theological Institute for the French-speaking world, where dozens of students were in training for the ministry. We have lost students, collaborators, friends, and many members of our churches must now take care of the orphans.

A friend and collaborator for 20 years now presides over five services on Sunday in a park; his church has cracks and is dangerous. He organizes and directs funerals every day, but he knows that he is not alone and that the Body of Christ is going to help him to nourish, care for, and rebuild his family, his people, his church, and his country.

Your gifts save lives, give back courage to our brothers and sisters of Haiti, lift up the people of God and a nation, one person at a time. Thank you to continue praying and giving for Haiti.”

Let’s not slack up on our actions. Let’s help our Haitian brothers and sisters. After our emergency help, let’s support as best as possible the churches in Haiti. If it is your desire, send in your gifts to TopChretien and we will send them in their entirety. In the name of our brothers and sisters in Haiti, heartfelt thanks to you.


See Pastor Claude Houde’s message on TopTv: How can the earthquake become transformation?

*** Let’s Help Haiti ***

On the Web, Internet users are mobilizing (See this article). “ We are all Haitians. Our heart is over there, and we are going to help you”, summarizes a certain Pat on the group “Come to Haiti’s Aid”, created on Facebook just a few hours after the announcement of the catastrophe.

If you follow this link, you will find the Google News articles related to this earthquake. Three million people could be affected! (See the France Television videos)

So, together let’s help Haiti. Let’s show our affection and our compassion, especially as Christians.

How can we help?

  1. By praying for those who suffer, for their families, for their rescue, … Let’s lift our voices up to the Lord for Haiti!
  2. By encouraging the Haitians that we know and who are often anxious, for they have no news from their families. And if you don’t know any Haitians, just follow this link. More than 2,000 members of Top Chretien are Haitian. Write something on their page and tell them that you are with them and their families. The day that they can reconnect, they will be happy to learn that the family of God was mobilized for them.
  3. By giving a gift. Our TopHumanitarian Partner, SEL (Support and Liaison Service), is mobilized to help Haiti and has just opened an emergency fund. Six hundred children are already sponsored in Haiti through SEL. You can gift your gift directly to SEL or through Top Chretien’s secure gift solutions. One hundred percent of the gifts received will be transferred, and Top Chretien will pay for all fees incurred for this operation. The Top is already committed to a project called “A Heart for Haiti”. Thank you to the Board of Directors of our organization “TopMission” for its response and generosity.

Would you consider this call for help in prayer?

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