Haiti earthquake UPDATED: Jan. 29, 2010List of child development centers affected by the Haiti earthquake


Here is a Google Earth image showing the approximate location for the earthquake’s epicenter in relation to our child development centers.

The image is just intended to give perspective not definitively identify where all the centers are located. However, there is a discussion thread in Facebook about the location of some centers.

The fact that many development centers are so close to one another means that some centers can’t be seen. And obviously the size of the image makes it difficult to read the numbers that are visible. We published a larger image in Twitpic and in Facebook.

The blue icons represent child development centers, and the red icons represent child survival programs. Most red icons hide behind the blue ones, but for some reason a few show through.

The orange circles represent earthquake activity in the last week (or so).

Here is an additional Google Earth image that highlights a 750 square mile section of Haiti relative to the earthquake so you can more clearly see which child development centers are closest to the epicenter.

We published a larger image in Twitpic and in Facebook.

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This graphic is a year old but it is still valuable in helping identify the proximity of a child development center to Port-au-Prince.

You can view a larger image on Flickr.

This is a US Geological Survey shakemap for the Haiti earthquake that helps illustrate the strength of the earthquake and the breadth of its reach.

This is a BBC map that helps provide a picture of how badly areas outside of Port-au-Prince were hit.

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  1. Jan 14, 2010
    at 3:33 am

    We all need to keep praying in everything we do. Bloggers, spread the word for help. Above all, we must keep praying.

  2. L R Strayer
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 6:33 am

    How do I find HA219 on this map? (Plaine Mapou)

  3. Shirley Thomas
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 8:07 am

    I sponsor Marlene and I am praying for all of you who can do something and waiting to hear. I am heart broken over this and am praying for her and help for this poor country. My check is in the mail today.
    God bless and help us.
    In His Service,
    Shirley

  4. Cathy Rough
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 11:47 am

    We sponsor Rose and have found out her center is 80 miles from the epicenter. We are heartbroken over this disaster but continue to pray for all those affected by this disaster.

  5. Jan 14, 2010
    at 12:19 pm

    HA219 is on the little island directly across from the epicenter.

  6. Pat
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 12:42 pm

    The numbers are too small so I cannot identify them. My child is in HA-761 (Point-Est). Please help me identify where that is on the map. Thank you!

  7. Jan 14, 2010
    at 12:58 pm

    Pat,

    HA761 is visible in the lower left-hand corner of the map. Look directly left of the words located in the bottom center of the map.

  8. Cynthia
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 1:10 pm

    My child is HA-748. This appears to be close to the earthquake. Petite Rivere Leogane is the name of the center. I am so worried! Her family lost everything in the flood a little more than a year ago. We are fervently praying for all the children, families and teachers.

  9. Pat
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 1:26 pm

    Thank you, Chris! I see it now. I am relieved it is not too close to the Epi-center. However, I see why she is so worried about hurricanes!

  10. Jami
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 1:32 pm

    Can anyone see the teensy map well enough to tell me where HA-740 is…? My little Chilove is in there somewhere <3

  11. Emily Venesky
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 1:46 pm

    My sponsor child is Marven and is at HA-800. I can’t seem to locate that number on the map even when I went to the full-size image. We are praying for all of the children and their families.

  12. Kimberly Heikkinen
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 2:27 pm

    We sponsor Jose HA801 @ project Plaine de l’Arbre Child Development Center. Where is that on the map?

  13. Stephen M. Betters
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 2:48 pm

    Our child David is in HA727. Unable to locate on larger map. Any help locating I would appreciate. Continue to hold all people of Haiti in our Hearts and Prayers.

  14. Michelle
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 3:05 pm

    Here is a link to the Flickr map of Haiti. If you check it first, you can see the general area…. and then compare it to the earthquake affected map. But the Flickr map can show you clearer where the centers are.

    Hope everyones’ children are okay…

    http://blog.compassion.com/haiti-earthquake-development-center-image/

  15. Jessica Hutchison
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 3:06 pm

    HI… for all of you trying to locate your child’s center on a map… I found that matching the map provided by Compassion to the maps on Google Earth you can type in your child’s precise location city and then you can zoom in and out… helps to give a visual at least… maybe try that! =-)

  16. Josh Johnson
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 3:12 pm

    Does anyone know where HA763 is? Having an issue locating it on this map. Thanks!

  17. Amanda Burlock
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 3:16 pm

    My husband and I sponsor Milove (HA-777) Bon Samaritan Center. We are heart broken for all of the people in Haiti. We would appreciate any help in locating the center on the map. Please keep all our children in your prayers.
    In Him,
    Amanda

  18. Patrick
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 3:47 pm

    Cynthia: HA748 is about 7 miles from the epicenter.

    Jami: HA740 is about 65 miles from Port-au-Prince, and 75 miles from the epicenter.

    Emily: HA800 is near Cite Saint-Georges, on the northern side of Port-au-Prince. It is about 17 miles from the epicenter.

    Kimberly: HA801 is on the far north side of the island, more than 75 miles from the epicenter.

    Stephen: HA727 is in between the epicenter and Port-au-Prince. It is about 2 miles from the capital and 13 miles from the epicenter.

    Josh: HA763 is on the north side of Port-au-Prince near Fort National. It is about 15 miles from the epicenter.

    Amanda: HA777 is on the north side of the island, about 58 miles from Port-au-Prince and 62 miles from the epicenter.

  19. Sandy
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 4:17 pm

    Can you tell me where HA-314 is? I sponsor Gladna.I am praying for her and all the people of Haiti. Sandy

  20. Tracy
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 5:24 pm

    We support a girl at HA 754. How can I tell what city that is? or how far from the epicenter?

  21. Emily Venesky
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 5:42 pm

    Thank you Patrick for your help in locating the centers and for responding so quickly.

  22. Denise
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 6:00 pm

    Thanks for identifying the project locations. I am so relieved to see that our Sandro’s family lives far enough away so as not to be affected. I will continue to pray for the people of Haiti, especially the Compassion children, families and sponsors.

  23. larry kraus
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 6:03 pm

    Need to find out about Marie (HA-319). Where is that?

  24. Kimberly
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 6:06 pm

    Where is HA 399? I see 396 and 397….but not 399. Prayers to all in Haiti – May God be glorified through this.

  25. Jan 14, 2010
    at 6:08 pm

    We are praying for our child and her family at HA-310 which is close to the epicenter.Her name is Sopya.

  26. Becca A
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 6:39 pm

    Our child Judeline is at Lazile Center HA770, I’m sorry to be a pain but I can’t locate this anywhere. We are so worried about her and her family!

  27. Janice Robinson
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 6:50 pm

    Our Bible Study group sponsors a child, Wilfort at Lotore Child Dev. Centre-his number is HA-263. We would love to know how he is, he & his family & if Lotore is near the epicentre or what? We are praying for him & all the others affected by this terrible earthquake. God bless all of them & those helping in the situation. I will send an extra donation today.

  28. Janice Robinson
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 6:52 pm

    Praying for all tose affected by the earthquake-please tell me how child no HA-263, Wilfort is-he & his family when known.

  29. Donna Beltz
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 7:16 pm

    My Compassion child is Ditela Dorval, at HA-744. I do not see it on the map, and am hoping that means it is far from the epicenter. Is there any way to tell if she – or her center – is ok? I’m praying and praying. Thank you and God bless you!

  30. Jan 14, 2010
    at 7:36 pm

    HA 314 is quite near the epicenter. It’s just a bit to the west, on the coast. If you can see HA748 sticking out in the ocean, 314 is a bit southeast of there, in a cluster of 3.

    HA 754 is near the border with the Dominican Republic in the east, very near the south of the country. If you can see HA 610, it’s right next to that.

    Praying for all of your kiddos in Haiti tonight.

  31. Cindy
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 8:04 pm

    Does anyone know where HA672 is located?

  32. Gayle
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 8:08 pm

    Our Miquetha is HA792. Can’t see it on the map???????

  33. Shannon Gunn
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 8:23 pm

    We sponsor Belandi, and I think she is in center #314. It looks pretty close to the epicenter, and they are still getting aftershocks! Our prayers are with her familiy and all the other children at that center and in Haiti. I look forward to any information about her safety.

  34. Alan
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 9:00 pm

    Where do you find what center your child is at? I looked at my child’s online profile and could not find it. I found the name of the city and that it’s 2 KM south of that city, which appears to be 68 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake.

    Does anyone have any idea what the effect the quake had that far away?

  35. Marylou
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 9:20 pm

    I was wondering if anyone knows how far Puits Blain this is where the center is that My Buly is at his center number is 254…can anyone give me any information?

  36. Betty Lin-Fisher
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 9:22 pm

    If I’m looking at the right number, our sponsored child, Jean Renet is at HA300 in Les Cayes, which I think is 70 miles west of Port au Prince. I can’t find that center on the map and any update? thank you.

  37. David Bann
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 9:56 pm

    I’m looking for Rodelyn (HA-633) We’ve been sponsering him for thirteen years. I’m very concerned for him and his family. Can someone tell me where his center is on the map. God bless Haiti.

  38. Vera Diehl
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 10:16 pm

    Is anything known about the Mirebalais center, about 25 mi. NE of Port-au-Prince? I’m praying for Marie and family, as well as the other children and families.

  39. Pam
    Jan 14, 2010
    at 11:01 pm

    I am trying to locate HA218, where our new sponsored child is. I THINK I might see it to the southwest of Port au Prince, but I’m not sure. If so,it appears to be in an affected area (?)

  40. Terri
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 4:54 am

    We are praying so much for all the Compassion people in Haiti as well as the others who are in this tragic situation. We are thankful that our little girl, Westerline, is far from the epicenter in 199, however I know this will affect the entire country.
    Will be sending in a donation and we encourage others to.This is an organization we can trust.

  41. mary clutterbuck
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 7:01 am

    The LORD is in control; He loves His people; Lord, please protect and save those you love; comfort them in their distress; show us how we can pray and help and how to be obedient to you; my prayers especially for Andronicus and his dear family: Papa Joseph, Mama Joseph, Fritz Simon and Blondine. May your mighty name be glorified through this terrible disaster Amen

  42. Jan 15, 2010
    at 8:21 am

    We are praying for Jacques in HA-628 as well as all of Haiti. May our Lord Jesus Christ be glorified through this tragedy and may many come to salvation because of this. We pray for those going to help and for strength for those waiting for help.
    If anyone hears of the conditions in HA-628 please let us know. It was a blessing to see the evening news showing people in Haiti praising God last night.

  43. Melissa
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 8:49 am

    Alan, the first 3 numbers of your child’s number indicate the center. In a made up example a child number HA9990001 HA is the country code–Haiti, 999 is the center code, and 0001 is the child identifier at that center.

  44. Patrick
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 8:49 am

    Before I post this, I want to say that we have coordinates for many of the Haiti projects. About 50 others we just have the general area, i.e. “xx kilometers from __________” I have the exact location for many, but it will take time for us to get the remaining locations. The country office has to travel to each project and take the GPS coordinates. But I will do my best to find the area your child is in.

    Larry: HA319 is across the bay from PaP, about 25 miles away from it and the epicenter.

    Kimberly: HA399 is on the southern outskirts of PaP, about 3 miles away. It is also about 16 miles from the epicenter. (no coordinates)

    Becca: HA770 is on the southwest side of the island, about 72 miles from PaP, 57 miles from the epicenter and 22 miles from the nearest aftershock.

    Janice: HA263 is on the tiny island just to the northwest of PaP. It is 50 miles away from PaP and 40 from the epicenter.

    Donna: HA744 is on the far north side of the island, about 80 miles from PaP and 90 miles from the epicenter.

    Cindy: HA672 is on the tiny island just to the northwest of PaP. It is 40 miles away from PaP and 35 from the epicenter. (no coordinates)

    Gayle: HA792 is on the far north side of the island. It is 80 miles from PaP and about 90 from the epicenter.

    Marylou: HA254 is on the eastern outskirts of PaP, about 4 miles away. It is also about 18 miles from the epicenter.

    Betty: HA300 is on the far southwest corner of the island, about 80 miles from the epicenter.

    David: HA633 is on the north side of the island, about 70 miles from PaP and 80 from the epicenter.

    Pam: HA218 is on the south side of the island, about 25 miles from the epicenter. (no coordinates)

  45. Miracle
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 10:35 am

    God bless you for helping these families locate their children’s center.

  46. Rev. Dr. Charles & Rev. Karen Metteer
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 11:22 am

    If you come across it in your coordinates, would you be so kind as to let us know where HA747 is located? God bless
    and keep you in your efforts!

  47. Pam
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 11:24 am

    Thanks so much,Patrick, for helping us locate our centers. My child’s project is about 25 miles from the epicenter. (Does anyone know how far from the epicenter the destruction occurred?)

  48. Chris Lockyer
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 11:51 am

    Disasters like this are the greatest opportunity to show what online collaboration can achieve in the real world. These visualisations are great. There are updated interactive maps here for Haiti earthquake and the international response.

  49. melissa yamasaki
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 12:13 pm

    If anyone has information about the 751 area, please post. Our sponsored child, Jonathan, age 9, is in this area. We are praying for him and his family as well as all the Haitian people.

  50. Patrick
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 12:28 pm

    Dr. Charles: HA747 is on the northern part of the island, about 75 miles from PaP and 80 miles from the epicenter.

  51. Lynn
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 12:55 pm

    Our child, Rose is HA-669. How far is she away?

    Thanks!
    Lynn

  52. Felicia Staudinger
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 1:18 pm

    My children, Jovency and Sidney are in the Carffour child center..HA-805. If anyone has information about this center please post.

  53. Patrick
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 1:28 pm

    Lynn: HA669 is on the northern half of the island, about 65 miles north of PaP and 70 miles from the epicenter.

    Felicia: HA805 is in between the epicenter and PaP. It is about 5 miles from the capital, and 10 from the epicenter.

  54. Amanda Burlock
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 1:49 pm

    Patrick,
    Thank you so much for the location and God Bless You! My heart is put at ease knowing that our little Milove is hopefully far enough away from the quake epicenter not to be too affected. However, our prayers are lifted to the Lord Jesus for all of the children and families who have been touched. We continue to keep the beautiful people of Haiti in our prayers.
    In Him,
    Amanda

  55. Vickie
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 2:11 pm

    HA726 is in Carrefour also. Carrefour is located about 8 km (5 miles) South of Port-au-Prince. The epicenter of the 7.0 quake was 10 miles SW of Port-au-Prince. So it was very close to Carrefour.

  56. Cynthia
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 2:14 pm

    Patrick-
    Thank you so much for all the information you have graciously given. I thought Kenia, our young friend, appeared to be close to the earthquake. You confirmed this to be 7 miles. Please continue to pray.

  57. Julie
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 2:27 pm

    We are diligently praying for all in Haiti. Our child is Odline in HA-627 which is not close to the epi-center. However we are still concerned for as she is only 6. Lord protect everyone. Hold our little ones and their families safe in your arms. Gaurd them against fear of after shocks. Help them to understand this. Help all the sponsors locate their kiddos soon. Thank you Lord for allowing us a place to come together and pray for our kiddos.

  58. Sharon Lynn
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 5:39 pm

    My little girl, Claudine is in HA 791 which is near Port-de-Paix which looks to be way up north from Port-au-Prince. However, I am just wondering if since it seems to be near the coast there might have been any problems for her from that?

    I do pray for ALL the people of haiti and all the relief groups. May God be with everyone.

  59. Dennis Bryski
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 6:32 pm

    Anyone know where 749 is?

  60. Jan 15, 2010
    at 6:44 pm

    749 is by Saint Marc, North of Port-au-Prince across the Bay.

  61. Patricia Davis
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 6:54 pm

    I am almost certain my little girl Mona, who lives near Cap-Haitien was not affected by the earthquake. Praise God! My boy Jacques lives in southern Haiti on the coast near Cayes or Les Cayes. I am not sure about his status. Please pray that he and his family are okay. We are praying for the country of Haiti and all the people. I wish I could come down there and help.
    Pat Davis

  62. Jeanne Mirisola
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 6:56 pm

    My child is Fedline HA 108. I don’t know what the numbers mean. Do I just use the 108 when I look at the map?

    I am so sad for all affected and pray for everyone’s child and their families.

  63. Donna Beltz
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 7:10 pm

    Thank you, Patrick, for taking the time to answer all our anxious questions. You bring comfort and hope to us just by helping us understand. God bless you!

  64. Trish Varnell
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 7:54 pm

    We are also awaiting word on Jean HA791. Our young man turned 13 on the day of the quake. May all the children feel God’s presence during this difficult time.

  65. Carey
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 8:02 pm

    God has all of Haiti in the Palm of His hand! We must believe and trust this! My child’s name is Patricienne, Project HA-310. I would be so grateful for any information you might have regarding this center’s distance from the epi-center.
    God is with everyone!

  66. Danny Roberson
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 9:16 pm

    Our little 9 year-old guy, Potensky is at HA779 (Jacquet). Based on the maps I see, Jacquet looks terribly close to the earthquake epicenter. Is it true that HA779 is very close to the epicenter? We are praying for him and his family!

  67. Jennifer
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 9:42 pm

    How do we know which child center our sponsor child is affliated with? Does that have to do with their “id” number that we write on their letter? I am praying that my little Naika is ok…

  68. Jennifer
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 9:54 pm

    Oh, I see now where it was explained. My little girl Naika is on the little island HA264. I pray she and her family are safe.

  69. Stacy Doerler-Antonucci
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 10:08 pm

    Our Sponsor child is Mike Andy he is in the Lazile Center #770. Thanks for the info on how far away this center is. I am praying he is ok along with all of the other children.

  70. Jan 15, 2010
    at 11:24 pm

    Can someone tell me where HA-192 is located? Our child is Carline at the Hostin Development center.

  71. Elizabeth
    Jan 15, 2010
    at 11:52 pm

    My little girl Celande…she is at 806, I can’t find that specific one on the map. If someone could point it out to me, let me know how far it was from the epi-center. I am so worried, I will be praying for everyone tonight. God bless.

  72. Traci
    Jan 16, 2010
    at 2:09 am

    I see 355 on the map, but it’s grouped with many other centers. How far away is it from the epicenter? Thanks!

  73. Karen
    Jan 16, 2010
    at 4:23 am

    Our lovely girl Chermite is in HA-236. I believe it’s north but I can’t seem to pinpoint this on the map. How badly was the noth affected? Any news would be greatly appreciated when it becomes available. Our prayers are with Chermite and her family, Compassion supported families and Compassion staff. Lord you are in control, please strengthen, comfort and deliver your people!

  74. Dennis Bryski
    Jan 16, 2010
    at 8:26 am

    Thanks Kristina! If anyone hears info about 749 please let me know. Thanks, Dennis.

  75. bob w
    Jan 16, 2010
    at 2:29 pm

    dear karen, i read you post regarding your daughter chermite. our hearts & prayers go out to your family and the children of haiti. i was trying to find out how my daughter maclide amboise was doing, she is in HA-810,and i couldn’t find it on the map. i pulled out maclide’s profile, ( the packet i recieved when i sponsered her), and it gave me the name of the closest town, my maclide was 80 miles from the epicenter, i hope this helps someone, God bless you all, my brothers & sisters in Christ

  76. Dianne Smith
    Jan 16, 2010
    at 3:31 pm

    Our lovely Hophney is in Centre 751 and looks to be close to the epicentre. I keep praying for news. Her school was damaged but no one hurt. I just don’t know about where she lives.

  77. Lori
    Jan 16, 2010
    at 4:00 pm

    Does anyone have any information on HA-724? Our sweet Jessica is there and I was hoping to find some info on how far away from the epicenter that was. Looks to be about 15 miles or so? How far did the damage go? Is there anyplace that Compassion is posting the names of children by their HA # as they find them?

  78. Dave
    Jan 16, 2010
    at 4:41 pm

    My brother is a Compassion employee (he does not work in Haiti) but has been in country since Wednesday. In a satellite phone call to his wife, he said that the conditions are beyond comprehension. The people are shell shocked, unable to function. Everyone has lost family members. In his many years, my brother has seen more tragedy than most of us could imagine. Keep the Haitians and all those around the world who have dedicated themselves to helping the truly poor, keep them in your prayers.

  79. Linda Cesare
    Jan 16, 2010
    at 5:33 pm

    Does anyone know where HA782 is? I can’t find it on the map.

  80. Nancy
    Jan 16, 2010
    at 5:54 pm

    I, too, am wondering about HA 751. It appears to me that this center is close to 748, which is 7 miles from the epicenter. My child is Sophonie, 14 years old. Just wondering if there is any news on this area.

  81. Kathy
    Jan 16, 2010
    at 6:58 pm

    I am looking for Gerby # HA 736
    Mussotte Center

  82. Cara
    Jan 16, 2010
    at 7:14 pm

    Our sponsor girl is Marlange. She is in HA 610. We desparately want to know if she is okay. Prayers for everyone in Haiti.

  83. The Middleton Family
    Jan 16, 2010
    at 8:29 pm

    Our Sponsered child Mike Tayson is in HA 784…. Does anyone have anything on this center. We hope and pray that he and his family are ok.

  84. Pat
    Jan 16, 2010
    at 8:39 pm

    Patrick, you are doing a marvellous job in helping to pin point our children on the map. My little girl is HA205. I believe it is west of Les Cayes……..I can see it on the map. Could you tell me how far from the epicenter that would be.
    I guess conditions are so bad that it is difficult to know what these outlying areas are like, however, would be glad of some info.
    Thank you everyone for your support and info.

  85. Marlene Hurshman
    Jan 16, 2010
    at 9:06 pm

    I am wondering about Christiana who is in the Cabaret Center 17 km west of Port au Prince. I think she is close to where the earthquake struck. I hope she’s OK. So sad to hear all the news.

  86. Karen
    Jan 17, 2010
    at 12:20 am

    Thank you Bob w, your prayers for others are comforting. We pray for your maclide amboise and family as well. Praying that deliveries and help will be speedy, and praying for healing for the whole country. God bless you.

  87. Julie
    Jan 17, 2010
    at 12:30 am

    I have not been able to locate HA753. Our child, Djerry is from that area. We are praying for the people of Haiti.

  88. Greg Plummer
    Jan 17, 2010
    at 12:46 am

    I am praying for all of the children and their families. May God’s hand guide the emergency crews helping these people.
    If anyone can give me information on my child Marie I would appreciate it. I know you are overwhelmed, but my wife and I are so worried about her. She is at HA300 near Les Cayes.

  89. Stacy Doerler-Antonucci
    Jan 17, 2010
    at 11:39 am

    Hi Ha300 center I believe is at least 75 miles away from Port Au Prince and the epicenter of the earthquake. My child is at Ha770 and your child’s center is further away.

  90. Sue Trefethren
    Jan 17, 2010
    at 1:22 pm

    I am praying for all of the compassion children, their families, the staff, the churches and all who have survived and are trying to do what they can. My son’s name is Wendy. He is located at HA353 which is right where the earthquake took place. My heart hurts for him and his family, but I know that our Lord and Savior is with them all. I haven’t seen any comments on HA353. Do we know if the Eglise Mission Evangelique Baptite du Sud d’Haiti Church is still standing or is ok. My family longs to here about our son. God be with everyone during this crises. We love him so dearly.

  91. Pat & Liz Gailer
    Jan 17, 2010
    at 1:38 pm

    We too have two little boys HA152, only a few KM’s from the epicentre in Leogane, which apparently has 90% damage. Of course, we are very upset and worried, but just have to wait. Their names are Shilton, and Ruben. If anybody knows anything, please post. Regards

  92. Pat & Liz Gailer
    Jan 17, 2010
    at 1:57 pm

    We are from New Zealand and sponspor two boys Shilton and Rueben, through Compassion International in Leogone HA152. If anyone has any information. Tearfund NZ spoke to their staff two days ago and posted this:

    TEAR Fund is relieved to hear that its workers on the ground in Haiti are safe even though their headquarters are uninhabitable, however a text communication from a staff member paints a grim picture of the situation in Haiti, said TEAR Fund NZ acting executive director Jon Horne.

    The text message read: “Black. Dire. scores perhaps hundreds of bodies strewn on sides of roads. No businesses open. Some places more than half of buildings down. “

  93. Gene Hain
    Jan 17, 2010
    at 2:44 pm

    Our Phalonne is at HA152. Is there any word about her, her family or the facility?

  94. Robert
    Jan 17, 2010
    at 5:23 pm

    Does anyone have any info on the Lotore Child Dev center in or near Anse-a-Galets (HA-263)? We are praying for John there as well as many others. I am so humbled by the Haitian peoples love of the Lord singing praises in streets even in the midst of this terrible disaster. Stay strong in the faith my friends.

  95. Danielle
    Jan 17, 2010
    at 6:46 pm

    How do you find the number of the child that you sponsor? The number on the info is HA 730…

  96. Dawn
    Jan 17, 2010
    at 7:31 pm

    I sponsor Samantha (HA800) and am worried about her and her family. Whenever possible, can you please let me know any information at all about them. I continue to pray for everyone. Thank you!

  97. Debbie
    Jan 17, 2010
    at 8:01 pm

    I’m looking for any information on the little boy I sponsor who is in HA-790, Moinson Child Development Center. Not quite sure where it’s located.
    Thank you and keep praying.

  98. Jan 17, 2010
    at 8:51 pm

    Danielle,

    A Child number breaks down like this.

    HA (Haiti)

    333(1st three numbers are the child project number)

    0101 (last 4 are the childs unique number in that center)

    I hope that helps.

  99. Kendra kelly
    Jan 17, 2010
    at 9:19 pm

    My friend Meghan and I sponsor Blondide. She lives in St. Marc. Have yet to hear if her or her family was affected. Kepping everyone in Haiti in my prayers.

  100. amanda
    Jan 17, 2010
    at 11:36 pm

    Thanks to everyone for the help in reading these maps and locating the centers; it’s much appreciated! Does anyone have specific info, by chance, on Center 804, the Tabarre Child Development Ctr? Thank you in advance.

  101. Shirlee Price
    Jan 18, 2010
    at 8:36 am

    Hello:
    Thanks be to God for those who have left blogs and helped with information. I am hoping that the blog that described HA213 is correct in saying that it is about 25 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake. Our boy’s name is Immanuel. We pray that he and his family are OK. We pray for all of those who have suffered such devistating loss. May God bless this poor country through this terrible time…May Compassion International receive all of the support and help necessary to carry on.

  102. Sharon Boles
    Jan 18, 2010
    at 9:36 am

    Can anyone get out very brief descriptions of the status of the various centers? Our sponsored child, Wilmise, and her family are heavy on our hearts as there is no news. Our prayers are continuous.

  103. Belinda
    Jan 18, 2010
    at 9:54 am

    Looking for any updates on the HA295 Center in Cabaret. We sponsor a boy named Pierre. He is 13 and lives with his mother, she has 6 children. Any information on them and how that area & center is affected?

  104. Gerald & Linda
    Jan 18, 2010
    at 9:54 am

    We are praying for everyone in Haiti – citizens, missionaries, relief workers, rescue workers, CI staff – all involved in providing support and assistance. We are anxious to hear word about our child Ronalda and her family. We are trusting God.
    Thank you for your work around the world!

  105. Beula Dvorak
    Jan 18, 2010
    at 10:28 am

    We continue to pray for all the people of Haiti, the many response workers there and the Compassion staff who must be inundated with inquiries about families. We sponsor Fleuriste, #731 in Gonaives, which appears to be outside the quake area. We know that Haitians all over will be impacted in so many different ways by this enormous earthquake. May our heavenly God protect his children in Haiti and may God’s glory and grace be seen and felt by people around the world as a result of this disaster.

  106. Michelle Mullen
    Jan 18, 2010
    at 2:07 pm

    I am so thankful for Compassion International and all their efforts. I believe that God is moving in a great way right now to help this poor country and it’s people, even through its devestation, God will do a mighty work here. Have faith, God is moving to make a change in Haiti. I sponsor a young boy in Haiti, named Widelson and I can’t find his child center on the maps. He is at HA768. I have been anxious to hear word of him, but know he is in Gods hands. If you are a Haiti child sponsor ask all off your friends and family to pray with you for them. I will be praying for your children as well as mine. May God bless.

  107. Patti and Peter
    Jan 18, 2010
    at 5:46 pm

    We sponsor Manaika HA-735(same area as Julie inquired about above). Any news? Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions. We are praying for Haiti and Compassion!

  108. Doris
    Jan 18, 2010
    at 6:52 pm

    Looking for our two children, we sponsor as the seekers class of Eaton Church of Brethren, Princesses 787, and Eduord 396. They are in our prayers, for comfort,need to be met,food, water, families okay and much love and concerns from us in the states. Trying to find out if they are okay. Sister in Christ, Doris

  109. Monica
    Jan 18, 2010
    at 7:37 pm

    Looks like the girl I sponsor Josie is about 10-15 miles from the epicenter – so I have no idea how much damage they would have gotten. How do we know she is okay? HA202
    Thanks!

  110. Nicole
    Jan 18, 2010
    at 8:28 pm

    Looking for Fegenson HA818. I know I am just one of many searching, but if anyone hears anything about him or his area, please post. Thank you, nicole

  111. Ken and Gina
    Jan 18, 2010
    at 8:51 pm

    Michelle,
    HA768 appears to be on the little island in the middle of the map.Look on the little island and I think you will see HA768 around the middle on the right hand side

  112. Kathleen Touhey
    Jan 18, 2010
    at 10:01 pm

    I can’t find my sponsored child’s center. It is HA-738. His name is Chazard. I pray for him and his family and all the people of Haiti. Does anyone know where his center is located?

  113. Gail
    Jan 18, 2010
    at 11:19 pm

    I sponsor a boy in HA254. His name is Lentz. Is there any news about this project center???? I am so sad. God Bless Haiti and all of us!!

  114. Roxann Dale
    Jan 19, 2010
    at 2:30 am

    Our precious child is Santia at HA- 755. If anyone has any information about this location please post. God Bless you all for everything that is being done. It is so frustrating to be so far away unable to help. We are lifting our children, their families and the compassion staff up in prayer… what else can we do to help?

  115. Patrick
    Jan 19, 2010
    at 9:35 am

    Jeanne: HA108 is on the far north side of the island near Port-de-Paix, about 100 miles from the epicenter.

    Trish: HA791 is on the far north side of the island near Port-de-Paix, about 100 miles from the epicenter.

    Carey: HA310 is on the south side of the island, about 20 miles west of the epicenter. There were a couple of aftershocks in that region.

    Danny: HA779 is about 4 miles east of PaP, and 17 miles from the epicenter.

    William: HA192 is across the bay from PaP, about 25 miles from the epicenter.

    Elizabeth: HA806 is on the north side of PaP, about 2 miles away. It is also about 15 miles from the epicenter.

    Traci: HA355 is on the north side of PaP, about 2 miles away. It is also about 15 miles from the epicenter.

    Karen: HA236 is on the north side of the island, about 100 miles away from the epicenter.

    Lori: HA724 is on the north side of PaP, about 3 miles from it and 17 miles from the epicenter.

    Linda: HA782 is on the southwest side of the island, about 27 miles from the epicenter. There were a couple of aftershocks about 5 miles away.

    Kathy: HA736 is on the southwest side of the island, about 45 miles from the epicenter.

    Cara: HA610 is on the southeast side of Haiti, about 37 miles from PaP and 45 miles from the epicenter.

    Middleton family: HA784 is on the southeast side of Haiti, about 37 miles from PaP and 45 miles from the epicenter.

    Pat: HA205 on the far southwest side of the island, about 90 miles from the epicenter and 100 miles from PaP.

    Julie: HA753 is on the southeast side of Haiti, about 35 miles from PaP and 43 miles from the epicenter.

    Sue: HA353 is in between the epicenter and PaP, about 10 miles northeast of the epicenter, and 4 miles west of PaP.

    Danielle: HA730 is on the outskirts of PaP, about 3 miles east of it and 16 miles from the epicenter.

    Dawn: HA800 is near Cite Saint-Georges, on the northern side of Port-au-Prince. It is about 17 miles from the epicenter.

    Debbie: HA790 is on the southwest side of the island, about 55 miles from the epicenter.

    Shirlee: Yes, HA213 is way on the north side of the island, about 85 miles from PaP and 90 from the epicenter.

    Belinda: HA295 is across the bay from PaP, about 15 miles from it and 20 miles from the epicenter.

    Michelle: HA768 is on the small island to the west of PaP, about 38 miles from the epicenter.

    Patti and Peter: HA735 is on the southwest side of the island, about 35 miles west of the epicenter.

    Doris: HA787 is on the north half of the island, about 62 miles from PaP and 70 miles from the epicenter, and HA396 is on the northern part of PaP, about 2 miles away.

  116. Patrick
    Jan 19, 2010
    at 9:50 am

    Nicole: HA818 is on the northern part of the island, about 65 miles from PaP and 70 miles from the epicenter.

    Kathleen: HA738 is near PaP, on the outskirts.

    Gail: HA254 is on the eastern outskirts of PaP, about 4 miles away. It is also about 18 miles from the epicenter.

    Roxann: HA755 is on the northwest side of the island, about 105 miles away from the epicenter.

  117. Jan 19, 2010
    at 10:36 am

    We are sponsors of Compassion children in other countries. Friends of ours have a child in Haiti for whom we are all passionately praying. I have read many of the comments posted here from you as sponsoring parents, and want to express how deeply we feel your concern. You are all in our prayers! All of our Compassion children are so vulnerable to their environments, and it is imperative that we all remain vigilant in prayer and support for all of them.

  118. Sharon Boles
    Jan 19, 2010
    at 10:54 am

    I understand HA 236, the area of our sponsored child, is close (?) to Port-de-Paix. Do you know the extent of damage there or whether aid is getting to the area?

  119. Stephen M. Betters
    Jan 19, 2010
    at 12:48 pm

    Our sponsored “son” David is in HA727. We continue to pray for all the people of Haiti. Patrick, can you tell us if he was as close to epicenter as it appears on the map? Thank you very much for the information you have provided to all those seeking.

  120. Rhiannon Ricketts
    Jan 19, 2010
    at 1:06 pm

    My parents sponsor a boy in HA741, cannot find it on the map, please could you let us know where this centre is please? Thank you so much

  121. Elizabeth
    Jan 19, 2010
    at 1:17 pm

    Patrick-
    Thank you so much for all the information. God Bless. I am still praying, and will continue for a while. Again, thank you.

  122. Patrick
    Jan 19, 2010
    at 3:09 pm

    Stephen: HA727 is about 2 miles west of PaP and 13 miles northeast of the epicenter.

    Rhiannon: HA741 is about a mile north of PaP, near Fort National. It is roughly 15 miles northeast of the epicenter.

  123. Stephen M. Betters
    Jan 19, 2010
    at 6:02 pm

    Patrick- Thank you so much for the information you have provided on behalf of David in HA727. I will, of course, continue in Prayer. God continue to Bless you and all Compassion personnel who provide God’s Love and Care on our behalf.

  124. Susan
    Jan 19, 2010
    at 6:31 pm

    We’re praying to hear good news about our foster daughter, Chrislene and her family as well as our former foster daughter, Josephine, and her family. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the children and people of Haiti and the sponsors who love them. Stay strong in Jesus.

  125. Sheryl
    Jan 19, 2010
    at 6:38 pm

    I support Cethoute Kassandre at HA-152 project Leogane Child Devel. Ctr. Praying. Any word?

  126. Terri Paxton
    Jan 19, 2010
    at 7:32 pm

    We are looking for updates on our sweet Jenniva HA202 and any news concerning her center. If anyone has information please post. Our hearts are heavy and our prayers are never ceasing.

  127. Carey
    Jan 19, 2010
    at 8:09 pm

    Patrick,

    The information you are sending to concerned sponsors is a HUGE gift; thank you so very much!

  128. Robin Dapper
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 7:30 am

    I don’t see 828 on the map. Looks like it stops at 827. Any ideas? 828 is where our sponsored child is, who we adopted just 3 weeks ago! Thanks!

  129. jodie
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 7:54 am

    My child is Rushama HA-353 I am praying for for her and her family as I am for all there.. If anyone has heard any info regarding this area please.please, post i am so worried any info would be appreciated Thank You so much !

  130. jodie
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 7:59 am

    Patrick I se you are helping us and it is so appreciated!! I believe Rushama is only 8 miles south of Port Au Prince do you know if this is true? I was just wondering if there is any news concerning this area? Thanks for all you do GOD BLESS YOU

  131. Lisa
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 11:10 am

    My child’s name is Kender and today is his birthday (January 20th). He is located at the Moinson Child Development Center (HA- 790). I am putting my faith in God that He is providing for Kender during this very dark time. Our Lord is God Almighty, powerful and loving. I will continue to pray for Kender, his family, and all of Haiti. I agree that God is working in Haiti and His Glory will shine through!

    Psalm 136
    1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.
    His love endures forever.

    2 Give thanks to the God of gods.
    His love endures forever.

    3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
    His love endures forever.

    4 to him who alone does great wonders,
    His love endures forever.

  132. Trisha
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 11:52 am

    I copied and pasted the map on my desktop and then opened it and zoomed in to read numbers. It sure helped. Thankfully, my little Guy is way north. My prayers to all of Haiti, the emergency aids and the sponsors.

  133. Patrick
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 12:18 pm

    Robin: HA828 is on the far north side of the island, about 80 miles from PaP and 90 miles from the epicenter.

    Jodie: Yes, HA353 is in between the epicenter and PaP. It’s about 10 miles northeast of the epicenter, and 4 miles west of PaP.

  134. Kelly and Karlyn Pugh
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 12:36 pm

    HA745 is the location of our child. I could not see it on the map. Can you give me some information on how far it is from PaP? Thanks for all of your hardwork!

  135. Zion
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 12:39 pm

    I can’t find HA-816. I’m sponsoring Jenny, she lives just west of Limbe and I haven’t heard a thing about her. I’m so worried, I don’t know how badly it was hit there. All I can do is pray she’s alright.

  136. Laura
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 12:48 pm

    My little girl Myphesherlie, and her mother and sister live in Liancourt and she attends the Savanne Tapion Child Development Center which is close to Saint Marc. I am praying that she and her family are safe. My heart and love and prayers have been focused on Haiti and the safety of everyone there. I know that God is in control and His love and compassion will fill everyone involved in this devastation with a peace that only comes from Him.

  137. Debbie
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 1:31 pm

    To Lisa, comment #132.
    My little boy Wacly is in the same center as your Kender. I have been praying fervently for all involved in the devestation. Thanks for the words of encouragement. I too have been focusing on the great things our living God is. He is still on His throne!

  138. Jackie Simmons
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 1:45 pm

    Im looking for HA720 Gelina. Her Birthday is April 7,99 and she is at the Apricot Child Development Center. Im praying her and her family are okay.

  139. Bruce
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 3:26 pm

    We sponsor Kerbens who is at the center HA-751. How close is this to the epicenter? We have been praying for Kerbens and his family.

  140. Patrick
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 6:21 pm

    Kelly and Karlyn: HA745 is on the far north side of the island, about 85 miles from PaP and 90 from the epicenter.

    Zion: HA816 is on the far north side of the island, about 82 miles from PaP and 90 from the epicenter.

    Jackie: HA720 is on the far southwest side of the island, about 65 miles from the epicenter and 75 from PaP.

    Bruce: HA751 is near Fort National in PaP, about 14 miles from the epicenter.

  141. cheryle stewart
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 7:31 pm

    We sponsor Goulvens at the Lazile Child Development Center (Ref. #HA-770). Can you tell us if he and his family are safe? We are praying for this family and the workers as you need physical, emotional and spiritual strength moment by moment.

  142. Janice and Paul B.
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 8:04 pm

    We are looking for Yvan, HA-312 located at Anse-`a-Galets Child Developoment Center. We have been supporting him through Compassion for many years and want him to know we are praying for him and his family and send our love.

  143. Jan 20, 2010
    at 8:06 pm

    Does anyone know the status of Child Survival Program CS6 in Haiti?

  144. Jan 20, 2010
    at 8:21 pm

    Does anyone know where the centers 114 and 803 are located? We are sponsoring two children, Papin and Mikendia, and are very worried about them and the many other families affected by this tragedy.
    Thank you so much, Patrick, for your help in helping all of us locate our children’s centers.

  145. jodie
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 8:25 pm

    Thank you for your help I am praying for Rushama and all in Haiti

  146. Donna Shipley
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 9:08 pm

    Patrick you are a blessing to all the concerned sponors, thank you. I have a question for you. Nadine, my child, lived at Port de Paix, project Benito Sylvain CDC. A letter from her minister states she lives in St. Marc. The project is Savannah, the project number is still HA820. Would this be possible? Thank you.You do realize how God is using you.

  147. Sarah Rose
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 10:29 pm

    My little girl, Samantha is in the Bourdon Child Development Center. From the map it appears to be in the Capital. To all of us, Jesus sends His peace. All our children who were called home, are being cuddled in the arms of our Lord. All their tears, pain, and poverty are washed away and they are dancing and singing. Who could want anything more! For those who remain we hold up to Him for his mercy to their needs. God Bless

  148. Deborah Avens
    Jan 20, 2010
    at 10:55 pm

    Where is HA-158, please? Fredenel y Relus is connected with this Compassion location. Praying for the safety of all.

  149. Patrick
    Jan 21, 2010
    at 8:32 am

    Cheryle: HA770 is on the far southwest side of the island, about 58 miles west of the epicenter from last Tuesday, and 35 miles from the smaller one yesterday.

    Janice and Paul: HA312 is on the small island to the west of PaP, about 35 miles from the epicenter and 40 miles from PaP.

    Janet: HA114 is on the far north side of the island, near Port de Paix. It is over 100 miles from PaP and the epicenter. HA803 is in the northern half of the island, about 62 miles from PaP and 70 miles from the epicenter.

    Donna: HA820 Savannah is near St. Marc, and HA819 Benito Sylvain is in PdP. Unfortunately I’m not the one who would know which one she is at, I’m sorry.

  150. Angela
    Jan 21, 2010
    at 3:55 pm

    Searching for news of Colson and his family HA724

  151. Jan 21, 2010
    at 6:44 pm

    We tearfully awaiting news on Widelyne HA 310

  152. Andrea
    Jan 21, 2010
    at 7:40 pm

    We sponsor our Guivenson from HA712. He’s been my child for 11 years. I believe he’s safe because he’s by Gonaives which is pretty far away! However, I am consumed with pain in my heart over all of this! I am praying for all the Compassion staff, all of you sponsors, all of the children…and the whole country. My heart…hurts!!

    Patrick, You are amazing! Thank you for helping everyone out with their locations. I know mine is up north, if you dont mind, can you tell me how many miles away it is? Thanks!

    Will NEVER stop praying!!

  153. Emily
    Jan 21, 2010
    at 7:40 pm

    Piterson is in Bainet HA278… Praying the Elim Child development Center is intact. Praying for Piterson and his family.

  154. beth hendrick
    Jan 21, 2010
    at 9:43 pm

    Do you know where the Delmas center is located? HA396. Thanks

  155. Vicki
    Jan 21, 2010
    at 11:10 pm

    Our son sponsors Woodley at HA-812. We hear that is 13 miles east of the epicenter. Can you provide information about that center? And Patrick, thanks so much for your updates! We are praying fervently for Woodley and all the people of Haits.

  156. Jan 21, 2010
    at 11:13 pm

    Patrick,
    Thank you SO MUCH for all your help in assisting us on our children’s locations. Our thoughts and prayer are with you and all of Haiti,and everyone there trying to help.
    God Bless

  157. Donna Shaffer
    Jan 22, 2010
    at 8:40 am

    I sponsor Getho HA-204. His development center is on the list of ones known to have been affected. Please pray for all in the area, that survivors will get the medical aid, food and supplies that are needed.
    Please God Bless Haiti and all who are living/serving there.

  158. Patrick
    Jan 22, 2010
    at 9:26 am

    Deborah: HA158 is on the far north side of the island, about 85 miles from PaP and 90 from the epicenter.

  159. Katie
    Jan 22, 2010
    at 10:01 am

    How far is HA-219 from the epicenter?

  160. Bret
    Jan 22, 2010
    at 10:24 am

    Patrick;

    HA 799? Looks like Les Cayes, but not certain. Can you help? Praying for our Jouvens to be safe in Jesus’ hands!

    Bret & Vicki

  161. Shelley
    Jan 22, 2010
    at 10:43 am

    Sandra is in HA-279, the Philippe center in Bainet (I think). Does anyone know anything about Bainet? Seems like it’s about 20 miles from the epicenter. Her center is not on the list, but the list was also incomplete. Appreciate any information or would like to talk to anyone with a child in that area…

  162. jodie
    Jan 22, 2010
    at 12:27 pm

    is there anyway of knowing how long it will take to recieve info on the well being of our children?

  163. Jan 22, 2010
    at 3:06 pm

    Is there any word yet about the Morency Child Development Center north of Les Cayes?

  164. Elizabeth Gailer
    Jan 22, 2010
    at 3:12 pm

    Here is the email we received last night from our New Zealand Tear Fund office…perhaps this helps… although it is very hard news to read….Dear TEAR Fund Haitian Sponsor,

    We would like to give you a quick update on what has been happening in Haiti and what our sponsorship partner – Compassion International is doing for your sponsored child.

    More than a week after the massive earthquake rocked Haiti, recovery efforts are in full swing and communication channels are finally slowly beginning to flow through. The sporadic communication and transportation problems in Port au Prince initially hampered Compassion’s attempts to provide assistance and gather information about each development centre and each child and family.

    The latest estimates are that about 50 child development centres were seriously affected by the earthquake. Compassion has presently made contact with 28 projects and have reported that there are 120 deaths, 42 severely wounded, 218 with fractures, 1,270 homes destroyed and 686 homes damaged. These numbers include children, family members, staff and church members. We continue to work diligently with Compassion to collect accurate information to share with you. We would appreciate your patience with us as this process will take some time.

    Please be assured that if your child was affected by the earthquake, we will contact you directly with specific information when we receive it.

    Due to the uncertainty of security and flights into Port-au-Prince, supplies are being flown into Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic (DR). From there, a team will move the supplies to our warehouse on the DR/Haiti border. Supplies will then be broken out into smaller shipments and delivered to our church partners and the children and families they serve. Compassion is also currently assembling a medical team to travel to Haiti to address the overwhelming medical needs.

    Please pray for your sponsored child and family. Please also remember the staff in Haiti. Especially remember those who are mourning the loss of their loved ones. Pray that God will give them the strength and courage in their time of need as they reach out to help our children and their families.

    If you have any other questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to call us on 0800 800 777 or email enquires@tearfund.org.nz

    Thank you again for your patience and prayers for Haiti at this time.

  165. Joann Johnson
    Jan 22, 2010
    at 5:51 pm

    Praying constantly for Carolane and her family! … Praying for the nation :*(

  166. Gene Hain
    Jan 22, 2010
    at 8:39 pm

    Patrick:

    God has so blessed us with your services in providing information. We continue our prayers for you, all of Haiti and especially our Phalonne in South Leogane (HA-152). How far from the epicenter is HA-152?

    May God bless Haiti and give comfort to his children.

  167. Carrie
    Jan 22, 2010
    at 8:48 pm

    Looking for info on Lybenson (HA-812).Rec’d a letter from his mother the Monday before the quake. Very worried for him & his family. My prayers continue for Haiti.

  168. barb miller
    Jan 23, 2010
    at 7:46 am

    there are no words that can discribe how i feel about what happen in haiti. i am praying for everyone & i know that God is there. i am going to sponsor another child ( one in haiti)! may God be with all who are there.

    love in Christ, barb

  169. Gayle
    Jan 23, 2010
    at 8:15 am

    We sponsor Miquetha at the Quartie Morin Child Development Center. Number 792 and cannot find that number anywhere on the maps. Is there a reason it is not on the maps?

  170. Gail
    Jan 23, 2010
    at 8:25 am

    Patrick…Thank you so very much for helping us. You are such a blessing! The prayers will continue.

  171. Traci
    Jan 23, 2010
    at 12:20 pm

    I am very concerned. I am desperate to know about the child I support! I love her so much! Her name is Incesse and she lives 4 miles from Port au Prince and if you here anything about her, please contact me. My whole church and friends are praying for her. Please, Please, Please find her. We are praying for your staff too and the other families who are going through some challenges…Trust in the Lord with all of your heart… Thank You and God Bless!

  172. Rene
    Jan 23, 2010
    at 1:48 pm

    looking for my sponsored child -#HA-254 his name Marc-Anni

  173. Mark Trezza
    Jan 23, 2010
    at 8:29 pm

    Information on our sponsored child, Sharlie, HA-724. We appreciated the information provided to an earlier request about that same center. Thank you.

  174. jodie
    Jan 24, 2010
    at 8:13 am

    Although I know it will be sometime before we hear anything about Rushama. I am continually praying for her safety and that of her brothers and sisters and parents! It somehow gives me comfort writing on this wall and for that I just wanted to say Thank You to all! Prayer is powerful so lets continue to pray for all those in Haiti!

  175. Kelly
    Jan 24, 2010
    at 4:34 pm

    Thanks to all of you who are sharing geographic info about the centers. Can anyone tell us the distance of 804 from the epicenter? We continue to pray for our sponsored child and his family….

  176. amanda
    Jan 24, 2010
    at 6:48 pm

    @Kelly – my sponsored child is also in HA-804. I don’t know how much this helps, but I understand that 804 is north of the epicenter area, but I do not know how far nor how much damage the Tabarre region sustained. I did notice from Compassion’s updates thus far that #804 is not on the list of the 28 (of 50) affected centers they’ve visited to assess damage. I also just keep praying for my child too, as well as all of the people in Haiti!

  177. Janice Bomberger
    Jan 24, 2010
    at 6:53 pm

    Dear Patrick, Thank you for the update on the location of Anse-`a-Galet (HA312)to the epicenter of PaP. We still haven’t heard of Yvan’s situation and are earnestly praying for him and his family.

  178. Karin
    Jan 24, 2010
    at 8:18 pm

    We have a sponsored son, Wilgrens, at the Philipee center at Bainet, HA 279. I have not heard anything from that area. I pray deeply that he and his family are safe/healthy. I thank Sarah Rose for her reminder that those called home are dancing and worshiping with Jesus and we can rejoice that they are. Dear Lord, I don’t question your sovereinty. There is much we won’t understand until we stand with you in eternity. I look forward with eager antcipation for the amazing works You will accomplish in the midst of this diaster. My heart is broken for the people of Haiti. May Your people rise to the occasion and good triumph over what was meant for evil. Bless Your faithful servants in Haiti.

  179. Ed Kallery
    Jan 24, 2010
    at 9:49 pm

    We sponsor Shelda. She is 8 yrs old at the HA812 center. Does anyone have info on that center?
    Thanks. We remain in prayer

  180. Shelley
    Jan 25, 2010
    at 8:51 am

    Karin,
    My Sandra is at the same center as Wilgrens. If you hear anything, or if I hear anything, we must get in touch. As I look at the maps it seems that Bainet is about 20 miles from the epicenter. I don’t know what that means. I wish there was some way I could give you my email without posting it to everyone at once! Do you know of any way?

  181. Joanne Marino
    Jan 25, 2010
    at 9:00 am

    Any info on Sahida. She is in
    HA727. Very concerned. Praying for all the children and staff.
    Thank you.

  182. Patrick
    Jan 25, 2010
    at 10:05 am

    Gene: HA152 is about 7 miles northwest of the epicenter.

    Vicki, Carrie, and Ed: HA812 is about 23 miles east of PaP and 35 miles from the epicenter.

    Gayle: HA792 is on the far north side of the island, about 80 miles from PaP and 90 from the epicenter.

    Rene: HA254 is about 4 miles east of PaP and 18 miles from the epicenter.

    Kelly and Amanda: HA804 is near the airport, about 5 miles from PaP and 18 miles from the epicenter.

    Shelley and Karin: HA279 is on the southwest side of the island, about 30 miles from the epicenter.

    Joanne: HA727 is in between the epicenter and Port-au-Prince. It is about 2 miles from the capital and 13 miles from the epicenter.

  183. Lori
    Jan 25, 2010
    at 2:33 pm

    I have scrolled through all the posts to see if anyone has asked about HA 771 Nazareen Philadelphia child Development Center, but do not see any updates on this site. I can’t find it on the map either.
    Can you provide any update on this site yet?

  184. Patrick
    Jan 25, 2010
    at 2:48 pm

    HA771 is on the small island to the west of PaP, about 40 miles away from the capital and 35 from the epicenter.

  185. Donna
    Jan 25, 2010
    at 9:57 pm

    I sponsor Jean-Michel at the HA-810 center. Has anyone heard anything about the center or the children there?

  186. Debbi
    Jan 25, 2010
    at 10:25 pm

    My child lives in Anse-a-Gale which I see is a small island off of Haiti, her reference number is HA-219. Has anyone heard anything about the condition of this area? I pray that her and her family are okay, and hope that someone may be able to give me some information. She is involved with the Plaine Mapou Child Development Center. Thank you.

  187. jodie
    Jan 25, 2010
    at 11:00 pm

    still waiting to hear about Rushama ha-353 has anyone heard anything about this child development center? please post if you know anything so worried about my child. thank you

  188. Ed Kallery
    Jan 26, 2010
    at 7:31 am

    Patrick, thank you for the info. I will continue checking back here daily. Anything more you may know about HA812 will be greatly appreciated. God Bless

  189. Gloria
    Jan 26, 2010
    at 12:37 pm

    Patrick, thank you for all of the updates and answers to questions. Any word on HA782 yet? Our Peterson goes to school there and we are so anxious to hear news of him and his family.

  190. David Waldrop
    Jan 26, 2010
    at 7:08 pm

    Jean is at HA-738 have not heard anything does anyone know anything. Will be praying for all the people of Haiti. Any update would be helpful.

  191. andria
    Jan 27, 2010
    at 10:00 pm

    I have not heard anything about center HA-192. I know that it is about 45 km north of PAP.
    Any word? I am praying for Japhca and her family and all the people of Haiti.

  192. Helen
    Jan 28, 2010
    at 10:43 am

    Any news for HA726 Macedonia Child Developement Center? Praying for all the children and their families.

  193. Jessica_1974
    Jan 28, 2010
    at 11:44 am

    #817… ???? I sponsor Danacia.

    I’ve looked here and other places. Any news?

    My prayers,
    Jessica

  194. Jaimie
    Jan 28, 2010
    at 12:57 pm

    Any news on HA-726 Macedonia Child Development Ctr?
    Will continue to pray for all those in Haiti!

  195. Pastor Guth
    Jan 29, 2010
    at 11:37 am

    Looking for any information on the Tabarre Center, HA-804… they are right in the midst of it from what I can grasp…. We’ve got a little one there – anyone got anything?

  196. Germaine
    Jan 29, 2010
    at 3:43 pm

    My sponsored child attends the Bourdon Child Development Center: HA-739. I cannot find anything out about this center’s condition (or my sponsored child’s), except that it is in the most highly impacted earthquake area. Does anyone have any information?

  197. suzy pattillo
    Jan 30, 2010
    at 12:20 am

    Just found a comment about HA784 that read it is 37 miles from the epicenter. thanks so much for easing my mind.

  198. Shirley
    Jan 30, 2010
    at 9:20 am

    Concerned about our Laurichama at HA-817. I finally located the center, but wondering how close in miles it is from the epicenter.

  199. Linda Olsen
    Jan 30, 2010
    at 11:45 pm

    Is there any word yet about Nelson HA-198 in Riviere Salee Center and his family

  200. jodie
    Jan 31, 2010
    at 7:41 am

    Here I am again still waiting to hear about Rushama she is at 353-ha… Please if anyone has heard anything about this developement please post! It seems like there should be some news something by now. I am praying for all those in Haiti.

  201. jodie
    Jan 31, 2010
    at 7:51 am

    I read that there is a list of developement centers that are affected by earthquake and that are not where is this list and how do i get to it?please guide me. Thank you

  202. jodie
    Jan 31, 2010
    at 8:12 am

    I just found a list of the developement centers that unaffected,slightly ,and very affected by the earthquake, the last meaning deaths and substancial destruction to the centers. This may put many minds to ease or at least give some perspective on the situation. I am praying for Rushama she is on the list last list with and it is with a heavy heart I read this, but I am still very hopeful. The list is under the Jan 14 day of the blog and says “this downloadable PDF” click on this and you can view the list. Hope this helps some! God bless you all!!!!

  203. jodie
    Jan 31, 2010
    at 8:18 am

    found the list it will help ease some minds and give others a better feel for what is what.. Just click on downloadable PDF . It is under blog.compassion.com/tag/haiti
    hope it helps
    GOD BLESS

  204. Patrick
    Feb 1, 2010
    at 8:47 am

    Jessica and Shirley: HA817 is about 20 miles southwest of the epicenter.

  205. Jackie
    Feb 1, 2010
    at 9:42 am

    Thank you so much for providing us with maps and lists of where the Child Development centers are located! Unfortunately our child, Pierre, is in the severely impacted area at center #726. Anxiously waiting for any info on that center and our child. Praying for everyone involved in aid, and for the sponsored children and their families.

  206. Feb 1, 2010
    at 10:38 am

    Does anyone know how far HA310 is from the epicenter and how much damage was done there?

  207. Joann Cousin
    Feb 1, 2010
    at 5:53 pm

    Sally,
    Our sponsored child is at HA310,according to Compassion that center is listed as significantly affected.If you are a sponsor you can make contact with other sponsors at that center and request their friendship.We share stories and lift each other up in prayer.Join us,Joann

  208. Patrick
    Feb 2, 2010
    at 11:58 am

    Sally: HA310 is on the south side of the island, about 20 miles west of the epicenter. There were a couple of aftershocks in that region.

  209. Jennifer
    Feb 2, 2010
    at 1:36 pm

    I wanted to get information about our child Francoise at the Elim Student Center HA-278. How far is Bainet from Port-au-Prince? Her birthday is this month and wondered the delay in getting correspondence to her through compassion as well.

  210. Helen Graf
    Feb 2, 2010
    at 5:20 pm

    If anyone has any information on the condition of location
    HA-672, Pique, and specifically Donax, 10 years old, please let me know. I have not seen anything on the website concerning that area. We continue praying for good news.
    Thank you.

  211. roberta kelley
    Feb 2, 2010
    at 6:32 pm

    We are still waiting to hear about our child.His name is John and his number is HA675. If anyone knows anything about this area please let us know. Thanks and continued prayers.The Kelleys

  212. Patrick
    Feb 3, 2010
    at 9:41 am

    Jennifer: HA278 is about 23 miles southwest of the epicenter, on the south side of the island. It is about 36 miles from PaP.

    Helen: HA672 is on the tiny island just to the northwest of PaP. It is 40 miles away from PaP and 35 from the epicenter. (no coordinates)

  213. Feb 3, 2010
    at 4:13 pm

    Joanne Cousin: Thanks for the information. How do I get in contact with the other sponsors for HA 310 & communicate with them? I would like to do that.

  214. Joann Cousin
    Feb 5, 2010
    at 4:19 am

    Sally, Go on OurCompassion and register with your e-mail and a password.You can search at find friends and put in HA310 Haiti,Good luck,Joann
    Sorry I didn’t see this blog on the 3rd

  215. Bobby
    Feb 17, 2010
    at 12:12 pm

    I know that HA-192 is near PAP. It is in one of the zones considered significantly impacted. We continue to pray for this Center, as well as all others. Continue to pray for our child, Presler.

  216. Terri Paxton
    Feb 17, 2010
    at 9:05 pm

    Our sweet Jeniva is @ HA-202, Petit Goave. We know that her center is considered significantly impacted. We would love to be in touch with other sponsors at this center. We can lift each other up in prayer and share any information.

  217. Feb 18, 2010
    at 11:09 pm

    To Bobby, our Carline and her family is also at HA-192. We are praying for everyone. We are desparate to hear of Carline. HA-192 is considered to be significantly impacted. We will include Presler in our prayers. God Bless. Carol and Bill

  218. jodie
    Feb 19, 2010
    at 11:38 am

    I am wondering if there is any news regarding the sponsored children? Does anyone have any idea when we will know something about the wellbeing of our children????? please post so worried thanks

  219. Joann Cousin
    Feb 19, 2010
    at 12:25 pm

    Terri Paxton,
    I will pray for your Jeniva at HA202.I have a child at HA310,Sophya.You can contact other sponsors by going to OurCompassion.org,register there and research there for other sponsors.This has been a blessing to me.We lift each other in prayer daily.Blessings,Joann

  220. Tim Harris
    Feb 22, 2010
    at 9:40 pm

    Hello,
    Do you have any specific information regarding the people at HA 724 and how far from the epicenter of the earthquake this CDC is? That is the location of our sponsored girl.

    God Bless Compassion’s efforts and the people of Haiti.

    Thank you,
    Tim and Rachel

  221. Christine
    Mar 20, 2010
    at 12:01 pm

    It looks as though no one has posted on this blog since February 2010. Has this conversation moved to another blog? I would like to speak with others, especially if there is anyone else that has a child at HA 778. The maps on this page were partially helpful… I would love a prayer partner on this. Thank you

  222. Sarah Rose
    Mar 20, 2010
    at 9:09 pm

    My child is Samantha HA-739. I have been her friend/sponsor for I think about three years. Re: her whereabouts, I cannot get a sense of her. Often I can, regarding a situation, like the time I knew I would be getting my grandkids. Sure enough the call…”Mom….? Three years! Now I have only a sense that Samantha is okay but that can go both ways. She is either okay here, or with her Heavenly Father. I look forward to hearing of her or from her. I have sent her a message. God blessing and strength to all of you who are giving your life to rescue these kids. And God’s peace and hope to all us sponsors who wait.

  223. Mar 23, 2010
    at 6:55 am

    @Christine, on OurCompassion.org, which is a website for connecting Compassion sponsors and people with a heart for Compassion, there are 15 people who sponsor kids from HA778. If you join then you can send messages to them and ask about what information they have heard. One sponsor mentions they heard their child is alive but home was damaged and another one’s status indicates she has not yet heard about her child. OC (nickname for OurCompassion) would be a great place to find a prayer partner of someone who has a child in the same project! There also are several groups about Haiti where people pray for their kids and post what Compassion has told them about their children.

    @Sarah Rose, there are 20 sponsors on OC who have kids in HA739.

  224. Aug 19, 2010
    at 2:17 pm

    My name is Lucia Louissaint, I was sponsored by someone in compassion; however I can’t remember the name of that person. I want to say thank you to all the families in U.S who is helping kids around the world. May God continue to bless you all. I want to do the same too by sponsor a kid from any country. I just want to meet that person who help me in Haiti. Once again thank you compassion for all the help.

  225. Cathy Collins
    Feb 5, 2011
    at 7:30 pm

    I sponsored a child Darlene Paul Ha-158. For some reason she is not in the program any longer. Can you please let me know any information about her, or the area she was in during the earthquake? It is very discouraging to sponsor a child, and then loose all contact without knowing the circumstances of them leaving, or if they are ok.

    • Feb 6, 2011
      at 6:53 pm

      Cathy, while I do not work for Compassion, I strongly recommend you call Compassion and ask them what happened. Everyone I know (from OurCompassion.org, a website to connect with other sponsors) who has had a child leave the program for any reason has always received a letter or phone call from Compassion with more details about why the child left. In my case I received a letter from the child’s project director detailing why my child left. I can’t tell from what you wrote if the child left the program recently or awhile ago. Sometimes, the transient world our sponsored kids live in means they leave the area without notice and no reason given. Once kids leave the program, Compassion no longer has information about them as the local church keeps records of current children and not what past children are currently doing. So, if your child left the program before the earthquake, Compassion would not know the answers to where the child was during the earthquake nor what the child is doing after she left the program. It’s definitely hard to lose a sponsored child, but we can continue to pray for our kids, even if they are no longer in the program, and look forward to a reunion in heaven.

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