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The Church, Haiti and Disaster

February 4, 2010 by

Last week, we talked about your feelings on the way churches responded to the Haitian disaster.

Us? We were beaming with pride. And dreaming of a future where the church is known for responding this way, even when there is no natural disaster to be found.

Here’s just a shade of what we were reading:

Grass-roots efforts were springing up everywhere. Nearly every Christian organization was offering some sort of plan to give to Haiti. And despite a few folks trying to steal some children, things were positive.

It’s moving to see churches in the news for this sort of thing instead of pickets, protests and silly billboards. News organizations are ready and willing to chronicle our generosity, love and hope. But we have to tell the stories first.

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Joshua Cody


Josh Cody served as our associate editor for several years before moving on to bigger things. Like Texas. These days he lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, and you can find him online or on Twitter when he's not wrestling code.
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One Response to “The Church, Haiti and Disaster”

  • Heather
    February 4, 2010

    It is moving to see the way churches have responded to Haiti. I’ve been keeping up with stories and pictures on umc.org/haiti. There’s even a video where they made clean water by using a powdery substance by PUR.



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