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  • In Haiti, ‘Lord kept us in eye of storm’

    July 12 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    In Haiti, ‘Lord kept us in eye of storm’

    Safe flights from Haiti following a violent citizen uprising have allowed most Southern Baptist mission teams to return to the U.S., Baptist Press has learned. Teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and Tennessee returned to the U.S. beginning July 9 after air travel resumed from the island nation.

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  • Baptist mission teams stuck but safe in Haiti

    July 10 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist mission teams stuck but safe in Haiti

    About 200 Southern Baptists on mission were trapped in Haiti after violent riots closed airports, sources told Baptist Press, but at least one team returned home July 9. “The Woodland Community Church (Bradenton, Fla.) and The Glade Church (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) team arrived safely at the airport in Port-au-Prince this morning!

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  • Hurricane-hit Haiti & Cuba draw Baptist relief

    October 12 2016 by Margaret Colson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hurricane-hit Haiti & Cuba draw Baptist relief

    Florida Baptists are already on site providing aid in Haiti, where nearly 1,000 people have died from Hurricane Matthew and scores more are sickened by cholera. Craig Culbreth, the Florida Baptist Convention’s catalyst for missions and ministries, said the state’s Disaster Relief volunteers are already on the ground assessing need and strategizing response.

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  • Haiti, Cuba lashed by Hurricane Matthew

    October 6 2016 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Haiti, Cuba lashed by Hurricane Matthew

    Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc in Haiti and Cuba Oct. 4, destroying homes, fields and businesses and driving thousands from their homes in a part of the Caribbean where many people already struggle day by day just to survive. Baptist Global Response is monitoring the situation in both countries.

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  • Football teammates labor for Haitians’ clean water

    August 14 2015 by Tim Tune, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Football teammates labor for Haitians’ clean water

    The University of Mississippi football players’ gratitude for fresh, convenient water – and other common necessities – stems from a mission trip to Haiti last spring with 11 teammates among the volunteers to help provide safe water for a village of 7,000 people.

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  • 9-year-old renewing hope after Haiti earthquake

    May 27 2015 by Meredith Flynn, Illinois Baptist/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    9-year-old renewing hope after Haiti earthquake

    At nine years old, Mackenzie Howell has been working to renew hope in Haiti since 2011, when she saw a documentary about the devastating earthquake that rocked the country. Four years after she started raising money to help kids and families there, Howell visited Bigarade and the school she helped build.

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  • 5 years later, Haitian pastors say quake opened doors

    January 16 2015 by Barbara Denman, Florida Baptist Convention/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    5 years later, Haitian pastors say quake opened doors

    As a result of this flourishing evangelistic fervor in the country, Haiti's evangelical pastors estimate 225,000 persons came to know Christ as their Savior in the days following the earthquake. Still to this day, five years later, week-long crusades are held in remembrance of this event.

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  • Reflecting on ‘God-ordained,’ difficult days in Haitian jail

    March 19 2014 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Reflecting on ‘God-ordained,’ difficult days in Haitian jail

    Paul Thompson considers it a beautiful thing to reflect on the days he and nine other Baptists were detained in a filthy Haitian jail, falsely accused of trafficking the orphans they were trying to help.

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  • Rainbow of refugees sheltered in her home

    October 18 2013 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Rainbow of refugees sheltered in her home

    Gerard Pierre named his second son Max in honor of Maxine Robinson, the woman who gave him refuge from Haiti 20 years ago in her home and encouraged him as if he were her son.

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  • After 2010 earthquake’s tumult, Haiti seminarians persevered

    January 10 2013 by Barbara Denman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    After 2010 earthquake’s tumult, Haiti seminarians persevered

    Chrisner Hyler, a Haitian in his early 20s, loves music, plays the keyboard and serves the Lord at a congregation in Port-au-Prince. And he has earned a Certificate in Pastoral Ministries after three years of studies offered in Haiti by New Orleans Theological Seminary and the Florida Baptist Convention.

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  • Haiti relief: 2 years of care, thousands of changed lives

    February 13 2012 by Holly McCrae, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Haiti relief: 2 years of care, thousands of changed lives

    Smiling through her tears, Madam Maris thanks and kisses the Southern Baptist volunteers as they hand her the keys to her new home. For nearly two years, the 70-year-old Haitian woman has lived in a tent.

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