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A ministry urges believers to remember the flood survivors in the Caribbean.

By January 17, 2005

Haiti (MNN)–Grim scars pockmark Gonaives’ landscape in the wake of Tropical Storm Jeanne.

Hundreds are still homeless and hungry from the September floods that killed at least 2,000 people and left the city in ruins.

Convoys bringing food and other aid have been attacked, either by gangs or by swarms of starving people. The health care system has been overwhelmed and left nearly powerless to help the sick and injured.

Compounding the effect of the disaster was a particular lack of infrastructure, a disintegrating ecological situation, a weak economy and abject poverty.

Christian World Outreach’s Dean Yoder says that’s why it’s so important to remind people about the plight in Haiti.

Since the tsunami, he says, the Haitian city has become a forgotten one. That doesn’t change the fact that assistance is critical to the storm’s survivors. “Now, of course, the water’s gone, but also, all of their personal belongings are gone because they lost their homes, their beds–anything they had was either destroyed by mud or washed away.”

CWO is still helping, in the name of Christ. Yoder says they’re more committed than ever to continue to bring relief and change to these suffering, needy people, but they need help. “Pray that we will see continued aid sent in to the country and that the churches will use this as an opportunity for evangelism.”

CWO runs a feeding program, three medical clinics, and pastoral training. They are raising support to continue those ministries as part of their mission to support dignity while living a lifestyle of evangelism.

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