If Southern Sudan were to form its own country as a result of the ongoing referendum, it would only be the start of a long journey to overcoming the poverty and underdevelopment it has suffered since Sudan gained independence from Britain and Egypt more than 50 years ago.
But in the midst of a rural community where villagers are mostly living in mud huts, Akot Medical Mission center, founded by evangelical Christian organization Mustard Seed International, has been operating for over four years.
Since the facility opened its doors to patients on October 1, 2006, the impact on the community where the sick would have had to walk two to three days to see a doctor in the past, has been significant. more >>
Franklin Graham preached the Gospel of Christ to survivors of the Haiti earthquake Sunday, offering hope and compassion to a crowd of tens of thousands who had experienced devastation and death during the past year.
"We pray for you. We pray that God will cover you with His mercy. We know how difficult it is for you as you remember," said Graham, speaking at the National Soccer Stadium in Port-Au Prince.
The Festival of Hope was the first major evangelistic event for Graham in Haiti. more >>
Survivors of the Haiti earthquake that struck the country almost a year ago have witnessed many disaster relief organizations come and go, but the underlying problems that plagued the nation well before the tragedy still remain.
This is the reason that child development ministry, Compassion International, is committed to walking alongside the lost and damaged children of Haiti, guiding them through the entire recovery process.
“Our program is holistic,” said Edouard Lassegue, vice president of the Latin America region at Compassion International, to The Christian Post. “We work with these children for years and we are in it for the long run because we believe in long-term development.” more >>
Almost a year has passed since the devastating earthquake hit close to Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, leaving over a million people homeless.
Since the disaster that struck the highly populated area on January 12, 2010, survivors continue to struggle to rebuild their lives in the poorest country of the west.
It is in this desperate time that a Festival of Hope will be held with Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). He is set to lead the event in response to an invitation from 75 Haitian pastors eager to deliver the message of the Gospel as a reminder of hope and God’s love for the survivors. more >>
World Vision, one of the most well-known international humanitarian organizations, recently released its one year report on the situation in Haiti which was devastated by an earthquake in January.
One year on, it is still unclear what the future holds for the Caribbean country, said Kevin J. Jenkins, president and CEO of World Vision.
But Jenkins made it clear in the report that the country cannot return to what it was before the Jan. 12 quake. Even before the devastation, Haiti was suffering in countless ways with water, sanitation, health, nutrition, education and income issues. more >>
Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January has turned the world’s attention to the poverty-stricken country and its myriad of problems. But a small village up in the mountainous region of Haiti offers hope for the troubled country to experience remarkable transformation spiritually and economically.
Willem Charles, the founder and leader of Mountain Top Ministries (MTM), has dared to challenge voodoo and the status quo. In the process, he has built schools, a medical clinic, a water line system, a church, and homes for residents of Gramothe village, about an hour drive from Port-au-Prince.
Ten years ago, there was no church; only five voodoo temples. There was also no school, no clean water, barely any jobs, and no hope in the village. more >>