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Work Ongoing in Nepal Despite Fading Media Attention

The world’s attention to tragedy is often sharp but brief. We’re already seeing oft’ repeated pattern in Nepal: a flood of media stories and global philanthropy follow catastrophe for a few weeks…drying to a trickle long before the immense needs have been resolved. Thankfully, many ministries have a longer view. Even as Nepal’s earthquake fades […]


CCAI Report on Haiti

Our friends at the Congressional Coalition for Adoption Institute (CCAI) on Wednesday released, Renewed Promise: The Welfare of Children in Haiti. This report highlights lessons learned from the emergency relief and recovery efforts that have taken place this past year, and focuses federal policymakers on the needs that continue to exist related to orphaned and […]


Join to Pray for Haiti on Your Time

Yesterday’s virtual prayer gathering on the anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake was deeply meaningful.  Scott Vair did a tremendous job planning it, with an array of church and organization leaders highlighting Scripture and then praying for specific issues and needs. We prayed fervently and in unity.   The requests—comfort for the mourning, strength and skill for […]


Anniversary of Haiti’s Earthquake: Join the Virtual Prayer Gathering

January 12th will mark one year since the devastating earthquake in Haiti.  Those few moments and their aftermath took hundreds of thousands of lives, left many more homeless, and affected countless children in profound and permanent ways, including leaving many as orphans.  The eye of the media has largely moved on to other stories, but […]


Help Haiti Act Passes

This week, Congress gave final approval to the Help Haiti Act.  This bill clears the path for citizenship for the over 1,000 Haitian orphans brought to the United States by adoptive families following Haiti’s devastating earthquake.  The bill now awaits President Obama’s signature, which is expected. A statement on the bill’s passage from House Majority […]


Haiti—6 Months In

Today marks the six month anniversary of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake.   Aside from the small uptick of coverage surrounding the 6-month milestone, the eyes of the world havelargely  turned elsewhere:  to oil leaks, soccer matches and November elections.   Of course, this was all but inevitable.  The 24-hour news cycle is fueled by “new,” and a tale […]