Our distinctive is to provide prayer with the items that are distributed. In one day, over 3,500 people were prayed for onsite. You hear of the riots, but tremendous ministry also is taking place.
Indian Land, SC (Vocus) January 30, 2010
The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked the nation of Haiti on January 12th has resulted in unprecedented humanitarian support from around the world. Donations in small and large amounts continue to trickle in; volunteer medical teams perform life-saving surgeries; and rescue workers miraculously pull survivors from mounds of rubble, providing hope when it seems that all hope is gone.
Inspiration Ministries is among the organizations that reacted immediately following the quake by working with its Humanitarian partner, Convoy of Hope, and ministry partners on the ground to set up an emergency command center just outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. These efforts have resulted in nine operational sites that have served 500,000 meals and installed 30 water purification units for much-needed drinking water. Inspiration Ministries Executive Vice President Ossie Mills said that these efforts are part of the Ministry’s long-term commitment to Haiti.
“Many of Haiti’s nearly 10 million residents already lived in abject poverty before the earthquake,” said Mills. “Prior to this recent disaster, Inspiration Ministries supported the feeding of more than 7,000 Haitian children each day. Now, the need is even greater. We will continue our commitment to this nation in the weeks and months ahead as it works toward recovery.”
Kevin Rose, Haiti Director of Convoy of Hope, says that while there have been pockets of success, conditions on the ground remain tense. “The situation regarding food and water remains dire,” says Rose. “The lack of fuel and security issues has made it very difficult to move food around the city. But through our network of partners we are getting food into some of the most desperate places.”
In addition to meeting physical needs in Haiti, Mills also said that Inspiration Ministries is committed to providing spiritual support, saying, “Our distinctive is to provide prayer with the items that are distributed. In one day, over 3,500 people were prayed for onsite. You hear of the riots, but tremendous ministry also is taking place.”
Donations for the Haitian relief efforts can be made by calling 866-310-5226 or visiting http://www.inspirationtoday.com/insptoday/haiti.aspx for secure, online donations. All donations will help meet the immediate needs of victims of the earthquake and will continue to meet humanitarian needs as they arise in the coming months. For prayer requests, call 803-578-1800. Prayer lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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