Thursday, April 29, 2010

Why I have the Best Husband #172-Thoughtfulness

"Hope This Brightens Your Day!"

Haiti Earthquake: Months Later

In many ways, Haiti has been forgotten about. The earthquake took place 3 1/2 months ago. Unless you are connected with somebody there, the average American has forgotten about the devastation that took place and continue to take place. Since Haiti, there have been numerous earthquakes in other countries that have caused many deaths and destruction.

The Bridge stepped up their support for Haiti during the aftermath of the quake as we have a strong connection to an organization there called Christian Friendship Ministries. 60,000 + people went to Pignon from Port Au Prince to seek refuge, and CFM was set up strategically in churches to help many of these individuals with food, shelter, and clothing, as well as sharing the love of Christ through action and deed. Along with sending funds to CFM, The Bridge sent funds through Adventures in Mission to help with supplies in a tent camp called Marassa. Marassa consists of 2 tent cities right next to each other with approximately 2,500 people each. A month after the earthquake, they had received no supplies

No Food

No Water

As soon as I learned this, I knew where we needed to send the rest of the money. It is awesome to see how the funds we sent have been used to help people in such great need

Marassa 14 Camp 1&2 from Adventures in Missions on Vimeo.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Did you Know?

Nearly 3 billion people-half of the world's population-lives on less than $2 a day. More than one-third of those survive on less than $1 a day.

More than half of all the child deaths in the world are caused directly or indirectly by hunger or malnutrition.

One in five children living in the majority world doesn't have access to clean water.

Less than 1 percent of the world's fresh water is readily accessible for direct human use.

An estimated 27 million people are victims of modern day slavery. Half of these are children.

The human trafficking industry earns between $9.5 and $32 billion each year.

Did you know? Now that you know, do you care?