Photos of the devastation in Haiti have many people wondering how they can help.
Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Lake Stevens, in partnership with Faith Lutheran Church in La Grande, Ore. has been involved with a ministry in Ouanaminthe, Haiti since 2003. Pastor Daniel Paul, a native Haitian, provides a home for 30 beautiful little orphan girls, a church for the community and a school for over 100 children.
Even before the earthquake, Pastor Paul was having a difficult time meeting the demands of the community.
The House of Lambs of God Orphanage was not damaged nor were there any injuries from the earthquake because they are located 100 miles from the epicenter at Port au Prince. But they are already noticing a huge impact from the disaster in terms of increased costs of fuel, food and other supplies.
Refugees from Port au Prince are coming in search of assistance. Pastor Daniel and another local orphanage went to Port au Prince and are bringing 100 orphans from the area back to Ouanaminthe.
He has also had people stealing food from their gardens out of desperation. The demands on his limited resources have been overwhelming.
Lamb of God just recently had a seven member mission team go to Haiti in Dec. 2009. The team will be talking about this mission at a potluck lunch at the church on Jan. 31. If you would like to come, please contact the church at 425-377-2173 for more information.
If you can help this ministry equip Haitians to help Haitians, monetary donations would be appreciated. You can send checks written to NEHLM (Nor Est Haiti Lutheran Mission), c/o Faith Lutheran Church, 104 South 12th Street, La Grande, OR 97850.
Your donation is tax deductible and 100 percent will go to relief efforts in Haiti.