Haiti Update (1/18/2010)

Bishop Flavio Rosario and Pastor Quiterio Rosario were able to make their way into Port-au-Prince on Saturday and met with Bishop Dorlean, overseer of Haiti, and some of our Haitian brothers.

The long journey into the Haitian capital was slowed by traffic, clogging the roads as others sought to deliver aid. At many points the roadways were made impassable by debris so although delayed, the Dominican team arrived safely. They delivered enough food and water to the children at the orphanage to last about a week.

Bishop Dorlean was overwhelmed by the support and could not find words to express his gratitude for this act of Christian solidarity. Bishop Benjamin Feliz, Director of Finance and Publications, was able to speak with Brother Dorlean and encourage him of the global church’s full support for Haiti in this hour of crisis.

The office of the General Presbyter of Central America, Mexico and the Hispanic Caribbean, along with the leadership of Panama and the Dominican Republic is providing tremendous assistance in the relief efforts. Bishop Quiterio Rosario, district overseer of the La Romana district in the Dominican Republic, is coordinating a truck shipment of water, food, sheets, blankets, some tents and other supplies within the next 48 hours.

Plans are being made for additional shipments of supplies from the Dominican Republic National Office. The General Presbyter of the Caribbean, Bishop Brice Thompson, is working with his leadership to provide relief and assistance to our Haitian brothers and sisters. Given the difficulties with getting supplies into Haiti by air or sea, the land route from the Dominican is the most feasible, despite the challenges with security on the ground. Cash donations will be used to purchase supplies in the Dominican Republic to take in relief by road.

Donations can be made by going to the International Office website, www.cogop.org and also through our standard procedures. Individuals may contribute through our Helping Hand Ministry and local churches through Harvest Partners [Level Two] Ministry. Please designate your financial contribution for

Haiti – Disaster Relief – 2010 Earthquake.
Note that all gifts are tax deductible and 100% of your gift is applied to the need you specify.

Contact Info:
Global Outreach Ministries
Church of God of Prophecy International Offices
PO Box 2910
Cleveland, TN 37320-2910
Phone: 423.559.5205
Fax: 423.559.5238
E-mail: global@cogop.org -or- harvestpartners@cogop.org

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