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6726: Tri-State churches, national organizations aid Haiti (fwd)




From: nozier <nozier@tradewind.net>

 Tri-State churches, national organizations  aid Haiti
 By MAUREEN HAYDEN, Courier & Press staff writer

 Throughout the Tri-State are churches that have created mission
programs to serve the needs of the people of Haiti, the poorest nation
in the Western Hemisphere.
 Protestant and Catholic churches have sent money and   volunteers to
serve in a variety of roles, from evangelizing to providing medical
care.
  Among the many churches that have had mission projects in  Haiti are
Bible Center Cathedral, Washington Avenue Baptist Church and the Korean
Church of Evansville. Theyíve worked through, or in conjunction with,
several national and international programs that coordinate mission work
in Haiti  and other developing nations.

 Hereís a list of some of those organizations. Most are  members of the
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Itís a kind of
Christian Better Business  Bureau; the council has established standards
for ethical practices and financial accountability. To belong to the
council, an organization must meet the standards, which include public
disclosure of financial practices and expenditures. The Councilís Web
site is www.ecfa.org.

 World Vision International
 P. O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063-9716; (253)
815-2056; www.worldvision.org
 Founded in 1950, World Vision coordinates a variety of mission programs
in 80 countries, including Haiti.

 World Medical Mission
  P. O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C., 28607; (828) 262-1980
 Founded in 1970, World Medical Mission is the medical ministry of
Samaritanís Purse. Places Christian health-care  workers in voluntary,
short-term service in Haiti and other
countries.

New Directions International Inc.
 P. O. Box 2347, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2347; (336)
227-1273; www.newdirections.org

 Founded in 1971, the New Directions is an  interdenominational,
interracial ministry that specializes in cross-cultural reconciliation.
It works with American churches doing mission work in Haiti and other
developing nations.

 Partners With Haiti
 25 Old County Road, Barrington, R.I. 02806; (401)
 246-0188; www.partnerswithhaiti.org

 Founded in 1981, this nondenominational ministry works with the
National Evangelical Church of Haiti to raise awareness in U.S. churches
of the needs of the Haitian people. It helps U.S. churches coordinate
mission programs.

Compassion International Inc.
 P. O. Box 7000, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80933; (800)
 336-7539; www.compassion.com

This organization coordinates mission projects in Haiti and other
developing nations with an emphasis on the needs of children.

World Relief
P. O. Box WRC, Wheaton, Ill. 60189; (630) 665-0235;
www.world relief.org

 Founded in 1994, the ministry is the disaster response, refugee
assistance and community development arm of the National Association of
Evangelicals. It coordinates church  mission projects in Haiti and other
developing nations.

Parish Twinning Program of the Americas
 208 Leake Ave., Nashville, Tenn. 37205; (615) 356-5999

  Develops and maintains links for mission programs between  Catholic
parishes in North America and Catholic parishes and  other faith-based
projects in Haiti, Latin America and Central America.