The January 12 Haitian earthquake left more than 200,000 people dead, the Haitian infrastructure destroyed and many people wondering how to help. In an effort to aid this ailing nation, nine Moody Bible Institute students will spend their Spring Recesses ministering to the people of the Carrefour community in Port au Prince. They will donate family-sized tents for displaced people and work with the Tabernacle de La Grace church. The students planned this trip before the earthquake hit and view this as an opportunity to provide additional support to Haitian Christians in need.
Welson Cesar, junior pastoral studies major and native of Port au Prince, will be leading this group as they assist with water purification, distribute Creole Gospel tracts and preach during church services. “Most large aid organizations have not reached the Carrefour community,” said Cesar. “It is our goal to help equip Haitian Christians with the tools they need to share their faith effectively, and spread the Gospel’s message of hope and love.”
Additionally, tents for the displaced is one of the largest needs in Haiti given the fast approaching rainy season. People do not know when they will be able to return to their homes and these tents will provide temporary shelter. “We want to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people in Haiti,” said Cesar.