Prominent Baptist pastor in Port-au-Prince confirmed among dead in Haiti
Gedeon Eugene. a vice president of the Baptist Convention of Haiti. told the Baptist World Alliance that Bienne L'Amerique. 46. pastor of Eglise Baptiste du Shiloh (Shiloh Baptist Church) in Port-au-Prince. was one of thousands of victims buried in rubble of collapsed buildings in the capital city.
L'Amerique. described as a beloved pastor and leader among Haiti's Baptists. was a host to mission groups from the United States and was due for a U. S. visit next month.
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With most of Haiti's power grid destroyed. information from Haiti was slow in coming during the first three days after the disaster. Eugene told BWA officials there had been no word on the fate of about 15. 000 members of six Baptist congregations located in Port-au-Prince.
Groblewski said about half of L'Amerique's church building collapsed. and it was constructed better than some others. The American pastor said streets in the neighborhood where Shiloh was located are said to be lined with corpses. which are covered with sheets or blankets because there are no body bags.
According to a BWA report. First Baptist Church in Port-au-Prince also sustained damage.
Baptists in America responded quickly to the humanitarian crisis. but aid was slow in arriving due to difficulty in getting into the country. A medical team from North Carolina Baptist Men left for Haiti Jan. 14 sale canada goose nyc 2015 . but was still trying to get across the border a day later.
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Relief agencies said the best way to help in the short term is to give money sale canada goose nyc 2015 . Aid cannot be distributed until staging areas are established. and most volunteer work will not be needed until after the initial search-and-rescue phase. Groups including Baptist World Aid. the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and American Baptist Churches USA are all raising money for earthquake relief.
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