LAKELAND, Fla. – The air was crisp and cool across Florida last Wednesday as people stood outside shoulder to shoulder in prayer for the many children and families in Haiti that are still suffering in the aftermath of the devastating 7.0 earthquake that struck a year ago on January 12.
The Florida Baptist Children’s Homes marked the one year anniversary of the earthquake this past Wednesday by lifting up the many needs of that country in prayer at all of their campus locations across the state.
Eron Green, central division administrator for the Children’s Homes led the prayer on the Lakeland campus.
“We prayed specifically for the stability and integrity of the Haitian government, for the ongoing relief and rebuilding efforts of the Christian church, and for the many children in Haiti who have lost parents and continue to suffer because of the very difficult conditions resulting from the earthquake,” Green said.
The Children’s Homes has been very active in helping to collect food and other supplies to help meet the needs of children and families in Haiti. In addition, they have led several mission trips to Haiti to help some select orphanages improve their level of care.
The Children’s Homes’ international childcare program, One More Child, is leading a mission trip to Haiti later this year to assist with the ongoing rebuilding of an orphanage that was severely damaged in the earthquake. Go to www.OneMoreChild.org to learn more about this and other week-long mission trips they have scheduled to various locations in the developing world.