Tents are pointing people to Christ in Haiti

By February 23, 2010

Haiti (MNN) — Food, water and medicine continues to be a great need in Haiti. There are many communities that are still struggling to get these basic needs. However, one organization says there's another basic need that needs to be met — temporary shelter.

Because of the massive amount of destruction, President of Bright Hope International Craig Dyer says, "The great need right now, beyond food, is tents because the rainy season is coming. People are living outdoors under sheets and tarps. And we need to get them something that will keep them dry over the coming rainy season."

Dyer has made a commitment. "We have made a commitment [to purchasing] 500 tents. We've got 237 tents already. We're close to the finish on the tents, and we're just inviting people to help us over the finish line."

It doesn't take that much, says Dyer. "$100 pays for us to get a tent at a good rate and then to get it down there quickly. That's been a key challenge for us just to get it out and distributed before the rainy season hits."

Dyer says the Delmas 31 area is just one community Bright Hope will be helping with these tents.

But, he says, they're not doing it on their own. "What we want to do is resource the Christians that are there, to be the church, to be the hands and feet of Christ at this moment, and let God work in the hearts of His people that He's chosen and that are willing to coming to Him."

To see video and to give to the work of Bright Hope, click here.


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