Thursday, January 14, 2010

How you can help Haiti: Heart of God International

The Narrow Gate Girls are friends with Heart of God International. We've worked with Jeanice McDade and Jan Ross with their book, Women of Passions: Ordinary Women Serving an Extraordinary God. Heart of God International has a presence in Haiti and all donations go right to Haiti for the people of Haiti. If you're looking for a way to help, Jeanice sent this note out for consideration. Let's pray.

January 13, 2010
Emergency in Haiti

Dear Partners, Family, and Friends,
As you have probably heard, Haiti was hit with a devastating earthquake yesterday afternoon. Reports being shown by the news stations are showing a lot of damage and destruction.

We just spoke with Dave Young, Executive Director of Heart of God-Haiti. Our understanding is that HG-Haiti has its operations in the area where the earthquake hit the worse. Because communications are cut off, there is no way of knowing the extent of the damage or the number of our people who were affected. We can be sure, however, that some, if not all, of the Haitian team members and children are in desperate need of our prayers at this point.

Although you are more familiar with my work with JournEzine and in India, please join me as we pray for a miracle for HG-Haiti:
• Pray for the safety and well being of our Haitian team members
• Pray for the safety and well being of the children, many of whom live at the school
• Pray that medical services and supplies will be quickly available as necessary and adequate to fill the needs
• Pray that communications with home base in Rochester, NY will be quickly established so an assessment of the situation can be made and plans devised to get as much assistance to them as possible
• Pray that our team members and children will be protected
• Pray for those who are hurting and devastated emotionally, for those who have lost loved ones, for those who are injured or buried in the rubble, pray that rescue workers will quickly find the missing
• Pray that God will reach out His hand of protection and hold close to Himself those who serve Him and seek to help others in this time of disaster
• Pray for Dave and Julie Young, Executive Directors of HG-Haiti ... they are naturally devastated and feeling helpless to do much until there is some communication
• Pray for wisdom to know what to do and how to do accomplish it
• Pray that people will respond generously to the pleas that are going to be made for funding to provide as much emergency assistance as needed, not only for HG-Haiti's team but for all those who have been affected by this tragic day
Young and Company, Dave Young's CPA firm in NY, is providing matching funds, dollar for dollar, for all contributions received from generous donors to provide emergency assistance in Haiti. Please click here to make your 100% tax deductible contribution.

Please pray with me for Haiti and all those affected by this tragedy:

Father God, we can only hope and pray that our friends, the children and team members in Haiti have all escaped any injury or harm. We ask that You bring peace and comfort to those that need it during this critical time. Father I heard from news reports that while the city was in chaos people were running in the streets screaming your name. I am thankful that in the midst of turmoil and destruction that Your name was heard. Lord, I lift up the entire HGIM team, but especially Dave and Julie as they wait on baited breath for any news. Father, this situation is of no shock to You; You are not shaken by it and sit firm on Your throne. Lord help us to have faith in Your will in a time like this when we struggle to understand. Lord, lift any fear that we might have and replace it with trust in all circumstances; we need it more than ever. I ask all these things in Jesus' name. Amen

Please forward this email to everyone you know who will pray. Help us spread the word and help us to raise a substantial amount of funding to help our brothers and sisters in Christ during this critical time.

God bless,

Jeanice McDade
Heart of God International Ministries

Note: Please forgive me if you receive duplicate copies of this plea for prayer and emergency relief assistance. We are trying to reach as many contacts as possible by sending to all our email lists. If you appear on more than one list, you will receive a duplicate copy. This is not an attempt to spam you but to make sure all our contacts are contacted. Thank you for your kind understanding.

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