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Haiti Update

I had asked prayer in my post yesterday morning for Dr. Frank Garlock and Mrs. Sarah Bennett specifically. The families of each received word yesterday afternoon that they have been found and are doing fine. There are certainly many more needs there that need our prayers and our financial assistance. If you would like to give something that you are sure will go to meet the real needs of real people, there's a link on Bibles International's site giving a way you can help. The people at Bibles International are fine folks and I'm sure they will target your gifts to those they can best help.

Just last week I had run across a picture online of how the earthquake epicenters are where the tectonic plates are located and pondered several regions. Here's a smaller version of the picture. You can click on it to see an enlarged version.

picture of earthquake epicenters

One thing I noticed last week was that there's a huge band going through the Caribbean, right where Haiti sits. When I heard about the earthquake, my thoughts went back to the map I had just seen. My heart goes out to the people in Haiti who are going through this. If you know of other specific needs, please add them to the comments to this post so that we can join you in praying for them.

school update...

The semester is off to a good start ... at the point of this posting, two classes down this morning, two to go this afternoon, and I will have met all my students for this semester.


"Vision without action is a day dream; action without vision is a nightmare." - Johannes Mutzke

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Most people want to serve God, but only in an advisory capacity.

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6 Comments on “Haiti Update”

  1. #1 Bobby Ewing
    on Jan 15th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    New high resolution pictures on the destruction from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake have been posted from on the ground in Port-Au-Prince and Jacmel



  2. #2 NathanatBJU
    on Jan 15th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I was so relieved to hear that Dr. Garlock and the other missionaries from BJ had been accounted for and were safe.

  3. #3 Ann
    on Jan 15th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I, also, was relieved when I got word that Dr. Garlock, Sarah Bennett, and Dieupie Cherubim were found and were fine. I learned from the Heritage Bible Church website that the three of them were found on the SECOND floor of the house. The people were safe and so was the building.

    Pics of all three are posted at: http://heritagegreer.wordpress.com/

    Yesterday when people were saying, “God is good,” I realized that if He had taken Dr. Garlock, Sarah, and the pastor home, He would still be good and they would be with Him. Obviously, the Lord still has work here on earth for them to do.

  4. #4 Rob
    on Jan 18th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    @Bobby – Thanks for the links to the images. Wow! What devastation!

    @Nathan and Ann – I share your relief! It was comical on the news here. We learned that one of the first things Frank Garlock said was something about his car being in long-term parking at ATL, and Mrs. Bennett expressed regret that she couldn’t babysit as she had promised. Thanks for the link, Ann, to the pictures on Heritage’s website.

  5. #5 Diane Heeney
    on Jan 20th, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Thanks, Rob for getting the word out about Bibles International. Hantz leaves today for Haiti. I can’t imagine his emotions when he arrives. There is a further update here: http://www.biblesint.org/biweb/latest-news-leftnav-164/187-haiti-update.html

  6. #6 Rob
    on Jan 20th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    @Diane – Thanks for sharing the link in the first place. I hope some of my readers availed themselves of the opportunity to direct some funds where it would go to the people in need, and not to corrupt leaders.