Praise God for His Provision: Haiti Earthquake One Year On

Praise God for His Provision: Haiti Earthquake One Year On

Thank you so much to all who prayed for and donated to the Haiti appeal last year.

A year on from the devastating earthquake that hit the country on 14 August, we’re praising God for the outpouring of support and the work that’s being done thanks to our generous supporters and amazing church partners.

We said at the time that after the dust settles and the media cycle moves on, Compassion and the Haitian church will still be there; and it’s so true. Our local church partners are ensuring your donations to our Haiti earthquake appeal mean homes are now being repaired or rebuilt and meeting places are being constructed.

  • As of February 2022, 4,657 homes had been built or repaired with strong building materials to ensure they withstand heavy rains and protect families from intruders, with more being planned.
  • 21 meeting spaces have been constructed to use as places for children, their families and churches to gather and seek refuge.

Our church partners, as well as caring for the physical needs of children and families, are also providing emotional and psychological support, including:

  • Trauma counselling for children
  • Mental health care and social support
  • Resources for the local church for child protection

For 10-year-old Lovinsky, the care of others has given him hope.

Lovinsky is wearing a hard hat

“In the last year, Compassion helped us to be strong by keeping us in their prayers. They gave us food and rebuilt my parent’s house. It was destroyed by the earthquake,” says Lovinsky.

“I prayed and God gave me strength. Being strong doesn’t mean never falling, it’s when you fall but you stand back up. Hope is wanting something to happen or to be true. My dream for my community is to see success for everyone. I want to be an engineer. I can’t wait to see myself having money and helping others in the future.”

Please pray with us as we thank God for His goodness and mercy.

  • Thank you, Lord, for your people. For their generosity in responding to those in greatest need.
  • Thank you that homes are being rebuilt and meeting spaces are being constructed, stronger than ever.
  • We praise you that our church partners are faithfully serving their community. Please give them strength, wisdom, and resilience as they continue to minister to people in their communities.
  • Thank you for the hope we can see in the rebuilt homes and in the lives of the children we serve in Haiti. We pray that you will be with children and their families as they recover from the trauma of the disaster. Please show them your peace and keep them safe.
  • Thank God for His Word. That we have Bible verses about strength to help us in the most difficult times. 
  • May people in Haiti continue to find comfort in Jesus.

Would you like more prayer resources? Check out our prayer and blog pages, and get a little Compassion delivered straight to your inbox with our monthly prayer and stories email.

Agnes Wilson

Words by Agnes Wilson


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