Dear MWC Members:
Many of us see tragedy unfolding in our communities on a daily basis. We also see God’s power at work in our communities on a daily basis. In MCC we are continuing to see the love of God amidst the tragedy unfolding in Haiti. Estimates today state that the death toll may reach to 200,000 people, and if it does, the death toll would be among the top ten known earthquakes.
Amidst the stories of death, destruction, and looting we also hear the stories of people helping strangers, and of singing about God’s steadfast love as people sleep in the streets and open places of Port-au-Prince. MCC has 16 program workers in Haiti, and thankfully all are safe. We have sent extra workers to Haiti, and we have released funds for their use for immediate needs for the people of Haiti. We will be sending an assessment team to work at long-term rebuilding of livelihoods, emotional well-being, and homes in Haiti. We will be seeking ways to support the witness of the Mennonite churches in Haiti. (At this time we are not able to report on the impact of the earthquake on Mennonite churches in Haiti).
Attached is our most recent news release, and a prayer for the people of Haiti. More information will be regularly posted on our website: www.mcc.org. Donations are accepted on our website, as well as at any MCC office.
Thank you for supporting the people of Haiti, the churches, and MCC through your prayers.
MCC Executive Director