quinta-feira, 14 de janeiro de 2010

Prayer Force Update: Foursquare Haiti Shaken by 7.0 Earthquake


Distributed Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pastor Guy and Soeurette Thomas, Foursquare national leaders in Haiti, have not yet responded to repeated attempts at communication following the 7.0 earthquake that rocked the nation last night. The shaking was felt more than 300 miles away in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti.
Area missionary Dave Stone is looking to confirm the well-being of the Thomas family and numerous other Foursquare congregants and ministers who live and serve the seven churches and one orphanage of The Foursquare Church in Haiti. In the midst of significant devastation, communication is intermittent at best. Missionary Charlie Finnochiaro is currently on his way to Haiti with our first delivery of relief resources. Foursquare Missions Director Jonathan Hall has asked all Foursquare leaders to fervently pray for God’s protection on our pastors and congregants.
The Foursquare Church is poised to respond with relief supplies and financial resources. Many pastors in the U.S. have already contacted Foursquare Missions International looking for ways to help. We are currently assessing the needs and our available resources. As contact is made with our leaders in Haiti and additional needs are identified, we will develop a long-term plan to minister to people, bring relief to communities, and rebuild our churches.
Haiti’s prime minister has speculated that casualties following the earthquake could top more than 100,000 people following the most powerful earthquake to hit the country in more than 200 years. The national palace is a crumbled ruin and tens of thousands of people are homeless. In public squares thousands of people are comforting each other and singing hymns together.
Details about the U.S. response of The Foursquare Church to the Haiti earthquake will be available through the communication venues listed below and through your District Missions Representatives. In addition, Foursquare Missions Press is offering free tracts and Bible literature in Haiti’s language of Creole for all Foursquare church teams.
The nation as a whole and the churches of Haiti will need our ongoing prayer and support.
Here is how you can give immediate help:
1. Pray for protection, miraculous healings, restoration and acceleration of the kingdom for Haiti. Let’s contend for a total turnaround from this quake into a shaking of a nation unto salvation.
2. Take an offering. Our long-term plan of relief will require large financial resources.
You can give online at http://foursquaremissionsinternational.createsend1.com/t/r/l/uldyjd/yuxhjtrk/y
You can mail a check payable to: Foursquare Missions International PO Box 26776Los Angeles, CA 90026
3. Consider planning or joining a team to aid in the rebuilding and restoration of this nation. Contact David Wheeler by email for more information.
You can give online at http://foursquaremissionsinternational.createsend1.com/t/r/l/uldyjd/yuxhjtrk/y

You can mail a check payable to: Foursquare Missions International PO Box 26776Los Angeles, CA 90026
3. Consider planning or joining a team to aid in the rebuilding and restoration of this nation. Contact David Wheeler by email for more information.