Haiti (MNN) — Hunger in Haiti is on the heart of many. This is evidenced by the amount of donations given to For Haiti with Love recently to address the many needs in Haiti.
For Haiti with Love runs a burn clinic and a food program for residents in need.
Recently they had the opportunity to buy burn supplies in bulk for an entire year, significantly reducing the overall cost but demanding a higher up-front cost.
Eva DeHart of For Haiti says, “People have answered the plea for the money to actually pay for the burn cream. And the reason we needed so much is that we had the opportunity of getting the burn cream in bulk.”
People have been sending food and other supplies to For Haiti with Love as well. The challenge now is getting those supplies to location for distribution.
“As with everything else that you [purchase], it has to be shipped across the United States and then by sea into Haiti,” DeHart explains.
Even the burn cream will cost $1000 to get to Haiti. And a full container of food can cost about $10,000. Altogether it is a big number, but the spiritual and physical impact is worth it.
“Jesus was all about feeding the hungry. In all of His ministry settings…feeding the poor and the hungry was a very important part of the Lord’s ministry,” DeHart says, “When their tummies are growling, they can’t hear you talking about God. But satisfy the physical hunger, and it opens the door to satisfying spiritual hunger.”
DeHart wants supporters of this ministry to remember that they’re not only serving people in need in Haiti. “We want them to remember that when you’re looking into the eyes of the poor, you’re looking into the eyes of Jesus. They are partnering with us and they are literally feeding the hungry themselves. We’re just the conduits that get the product to help deliver the message.”
Want to help? Get connected here. Pray for God to provide the means for these supplies to get to Haiti. Ask Him to provide places for discussion about the Gospel among the people of Haiti.