Please Encourage Our Haiti Staff: Prayers Needed

prayers needed This blog post is about our staff in Haiti. We would like this to be a bulletin board for you to share your prayers and encouragement for them and
with them.

Although many of our staff have suffered incredible losses as a result of this disaster, we are asking them to perform heroically, and they are!

And they’re doing so in the face of loss and widespread devastation that many of us can only imagine. Because we are a world away, it’s easy to overlook that what we’re asking them to deliver must be obtained in the midst of communication and transportation problems, aftershocks and deep personal trauma.

Numerous members of our staff in Haiti are grieving the deaths of family members and friends. Some have lost their homes, and others are injured themselves.

In light of all this, we ask that you leave a comment or prayer to encourage and strengthen them. We guarantee that they will see your comments, even if the comments have to be printed out in order to be delivered. We hope that as communication becomes more reliable, they will have the ability and opportunity to respond to you.

On behalf of our staff and Haiti, thank you.

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  1. Arronda April 23, 2015

    I pray that you be comforted and filled with the Holy Spirit as you advance the Kingdom of God through love. Of all of the callings of Christ, the call to love is the noblest. May Christ richly bless you and strengthen your spirits! As you are the “hands and feet” of Christ in Haiti, I ask that the Lord will fill you with joy, renewed purpose, and renewed vision for the suffering, broken, and lost! Love you all!!!

  2. Syerra January 2, 2015

    I pray that you all feel encouraged by the promises left to all of us by the God of peace. He told us in John 16:33 “These things I have spoken that in me you will have peace. In the world you will have much tribulation, but take courage, I have overcome the world.” Hold on to your faith, and know that even though times are hard, and your work seems to never end, you can rest in the one who asks you to bring your burdens to Him, and He will give you peace! God bless you all!

  3. Joanna October 1, 2014

    You are not forgotten! Please remember that many others have hearts for Haiti. I have been to Haiti several times on mission trips and I sponsor a child from Haiti. I know you have challenges but God’s light will shine in the darkness! Prayers are being lifted up for God to bless you with strength, courage, and hope. I pray you will remember that changing the life of a child will impact generations! God bless you!!

  4. Nadia October 1, 2014

    God sees our every move… He knows where we find ourselves in different situations, some worse than others, but God sees! do not loose heart. He loves you unconditionally!

    love
    Nadia

  5. Julie July 15, 2014

    Thank you so much to all who are helping the children and families in Haiti. You are truly an inspiration to us all. May God bless and keep all of you safe and well. You are in my prayers.

  6. Maxine July 10, 2014

    May the light of God surround you and infuse your spirit.
    May the love of God enfold you and whom you serve.
    May the power of God Protect You Night and Day,
    May the presence of God be felt in your heart, your voice, your words, your thoughts, your doings, your breath.
    Wherever you are , God is there with you always.
    Therefore you are going with God. So it is.
    Amen.

  7. Juliette Hawkesworth-Marshall July 10, 2014

    I thank God for the work that you do so readily for these children, and I pray that He will continue to strengthen and sustain you especially in times of adversary. Always remember that although the devil seeks to devour, Luke 10:19 states that “He is the enemy, but know that I have given you more power than he has. I have given you power to crush his snakes and scorpions under your feet. Nothing will hurt you”. Stand strong in God, and thank you for the good work you are doing

  8. Stanley March 17, 2014

    God knows of your sacrifice and your strong faith and you will receive crowns in heaven. “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18

  9. Benedicte SPECKHARD January 28, 2014

    I am presently helping with a Haitian Protestant church here in Torbeck, South Haiti : I found one case here of a baby of 6 months raised by the sister of the mother , the mother had the child out of wedlock (raped) an is mentally ill, can`t care for the baby ; the sister asked me if we can sponsor this baby as herself has 7 kids and financially can`t support this baby. I will be leaving Torbeck in 13 days to go back to the USA.
    Please let me know if you can help with this case?

    God Bless!
    Benedicte SPECKHARD

    1. Susan Sayler January 29, 2014

      Benedicte, My heart breaks for this mother that you have met. Please email us at ciinfo@us.ci.org for information about how to help her.

  10. Sandra Maginity September 21, 2013

    All of you there in Haiti are in my thoughts and prayers. If any have special requests please email them to me and I will pray over them.
    Love and prayers,
    Sandy Maginity

  11. James May 20, 2013

    Lord Jesus,
    Strengthen in your Spirit today every worker in Haiti, fill them with Your joy. Remove any obstacles they have in their lives that would discourage them. Fill their hearts with Your compassion and protect their families.

  12. Rachelle May 16, 2013

    I have been a sponsor to a Compassion child in Haiti for many years. In fact, he is no longer a child. He is 18! I received a letter from him about two weeks ago, and I am very impressed with and proud of the person he has become. I am so thankful for this young man who loves God and who is working hard in his studies. Thank you for your hard work. Thank you for helping to release children from poverty. Thank you for your perseverance in times of grief and sadness.

    May joy and peace surround you,
    contentment latch your door,
    and happiness be with you now
    and bless you evermore!

  13. Yvonne April 3, 2013

    It has been a couple years since the earthquake yet it seems like just yesterday that the images of Haiti were all over the news broadcasts. It was heart wrenching to watch what was happening there and we prayed as we continue to pray today for Haiti. My son went to Haiti in June of 2012 with a group to help minister in any way they could. He came back with a new urgency to pray. About four months ago I began sponsoring a little girl from Haiti and have really begun to pray for her and her family and also for Haiti. I just wanted to encourage all of you who work tirelessly with little appreciation. God knows your name, where you are, and the deepest concerns of your hearts. He will never leave you or forsake you. His smile is upon you and He appreciates your hard work and your reward will be in heaven and nothing here on earth will ever compare. I want to thank you for all you are doing. You ARE making a difference.

  14. Joanne March 22, 2013

    brothers and sisters in the Lord, its times like this when we all pull together to love, pray and lift each other up to the Lord for healing and helping. this whole world is getting ready for the Lord’s return but until he does, we lift each other up to the Lord to comfort, heal, provide and cleanse us as His word says. Be of good faith for He has overcome the world and goes with us HIS children right up to the end. Prayers are with you always…………..

  15. Kim S August 30, 2012

    Hello Dear Haitians,
    I just ran into this blog. I have been sponsoring a Beautiful little Haitian girl for about 6 months, and my thoughts are with her and my other two sponsored children daily. I am so thankful that she
    has all of you watching over her. What you do is so wonderful and so important and I just wanted to say Thank You and may God truly bless you and provide for your needs, heel your wounds and bring you happiness. God bless all of you. Kim S.

  16. Carline August 5, 2012

    Hello beautiful Haitians!
    I am sorry that I have taken to so long to respond to this blog, but i hope that my message will be delivered to you in the right time. I am Haitian myself and it has been many years since I have been in my country. I would like to come back. It is with great excitement and admiration that I watch and hear of you serving our country, defending the weak and sick, while surrendering to God the strength that you have left to worship him. I am encouraged by your deeds and I praise God for you. Continue to do the good work for your rewards are laid out in heaven in the house of riches of the wonderful Bridegroom, Our Christ. You are the hands and feet of Christ our Lord. He came to deliver the sick and uplift the poor.

    Bless you

    Carline

  17. Paul Mullen June 15, 2012

    I realize that this has been 2 years since the time of the original post. God led me to sponsor a 4 year old boy from Haiti through Compassion International. I don’t know why God led me to do this but I know that I can trust God when he leads me.
    I have been sponsoing this boy for about 6 months. In that time I have learned a lot more about Haiti then I would have otherwise taken the time to learn. God bless you Dyasmy and Compassion! I will not only pray for young Dyasmy but I will pray for his country and his leaders that they might see God’s will!

  18. Gayle Pitkin February 28, 2012

    I have been sponsoring my child in Haiti for 4 years and I just recently discovered this website. I didn’t think about the staff who is there in Haiti supporting my sponsored child. I am sorry I have overlooked you. From now on I will include you all in my prayers daily. I thank you for you being servants of our Lord Jesus in ministering to this nation. You are a blessing and will surely be blessed for your work. Never give up hope. You are loved by the most high God. God Bless you…

  19. Leslie Doyle January 4, 2012

    Sponsoring a child through Compassion in Haiti is so important to me. I cherish the child I sponsor in Haiti. I believe that it is through the wonderful compassionate hearts of those who serve with Comapassion in Hait, that it is truly the only way that I can communicate and sponsor my child. It takes a village to raise a child, and as an adopted child, I know how important it is to give love with no boundaries to someone you don”t know without questions in your heart. Loving others unconditionally is truly the greatest gift we can give. I pray every day for the people of Haiti, and know that my sponsorship is only possible with the help of those who serve in Haiti. My sponsored little girl is in Grison-Garde. She is now a part of my extended family. I love writing to her, sendign thigns to her, and receiving her letters and drawings.

    Never give up on hope-hope for GOD to teach each of us how loving others should always come first.
    God Bless…

    JOY equals :
    J=Jesus
    O= Others
    Y= yourself

    Leslie Doyle
    Ocean View, Delaware USA

  20. Kathy Rivers December 20, 2011

    Dear workers and staff in Haiti,
    Please know that literally thousands of prayers are going up for you on a daily basis. My prayer for you today is that you would allow God to bring comfort to your hurt and wounded spirits. He is the only one whom you can really depend on when you are facing the walls of despair that you must face on a daily basis there in Haiti. May God put His loving arms around you and hug you close to Him and not let go until we see in coming in the sky. And I do believe that the awesome earthquake that you have experienced is a sign of His soon coming. Please don’t get discouraged when things don’t go quite like you want them too because you are just facing the war with Satan. I heard a saying that I think fits here nicely. “If you aren’t at war with the devil everyday then you better check up because something is wrong”. He is constantly roaming to and fro seeking whom he may devour. So please stay faithfuls to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ..Sending you this message wrapped in love………………………………………………………………Love Kathy

  21. Sarah December 18, 2011

    Dear Jesus,
    Please be with the Compassion workers in Haiti, and the children, as they continue to serve you despite the earthquake, hardship, suffering, and sorrow that they have experienced. Please help them to continue to be a light for you. I thank you so much for the work that they do and for their hearts of service. Please continue to strengthen them.

    Amen

  22. Ian Barnett November 2, 2011

    Having visited Haiti in 1998 as a tourist on holiday in the Dominican Republic my abiding memory is of a people with very little if anything of material possesions and of most people with a smile on their face. We crossed the border at Ouinaminthe and drove along dirt roads to a town that I forget the name of where goods from aid packages were being sold in the market. On the way we visited a bakery and a lady who’s home was a 2 room building with a tin roof. As a tourist from a western European country I felt so blessed to be able to travel and see other parts of the world but it left a feeling that people did not need to be in need. So I pray for a more even distribution of the World’s resources and for a regular reminder that I can play a small part.

  23. Carline September 13, 2011

    Hi My Haitian folks!
    I am not quite sure how to address someone who is doing and living, breathing a life of servanthood before my very ears. You are doing the things that I have read about in stories and in the Bible. Oh, now I see that it is many of you that God references in the word when he speaks of those who are faithful, and those whose aroma is pleasing before him because of the righteous heart you possess deep in your soul. I hope to one day join you in the labor that you do. Do not grow weary, for your crown(s) in heaven await you and your treasures are being multiplied each moment that you give away a breath, sweat drop, tears and even blood for the friend, enemy and brother\sister in Haiti.
    Thank you for your existence. God Bless.

  24. Jill Slayton August 14, 2011

    Dear Lord Jesus,
    Your word tells us you know the needs of your children even before they are spoken. I lift the people of Haiti up to you now. I especially lift up the workers at Compassion International as they seek to be your hands and feet. Be with them, comfort them and prepare them for all you have for them to do. I ask your blessings upon them. In the name of Jesus, Amen

  25. Miclans Gaudin-Smith July 23, 2011

    I pray everyday for our people in Haiti to be encourage with this difficult tasks that they are going through.

  26. Joel July 22, 2011

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

    Words cannot express my appreciation for your devoted service to our children in Haiti.
    May our Lord Bless and enable your service, which helps the children and brings Glory to Jesus. May our Lord give you strength and comfort, as you serve Him.
    With Love, in Christ,
    Joel

  27. WALTER RAMOS July 18, 2011

    Que Dios les bendiga por ser de bendicion para su nacion,se que Dios a de levantar hombres y mujeres de bendicion para su nacion y para el mundo.Adelante hermanas(os), que siga fluyendo el amor de Dios por sus vidas, para BENDECIR A HAITI¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

  28. Bill and Angie July 15, 2011

    Wonderful heavenly Father,
    Our prayer is that your loving, healing hands lead those in Haiti and those going to Haiti so that they may reach out to those needing to know your love. We pray that your prescence be with them all as they move through Haiti touching lives and lifting the people there up and in turn helping everyone in Haiti grow in their faith through Jesus Christ.

  29. Anita July 8, 2011

    My oldest son is currently serving w/the U.N.Peace Corp as a contract Officer in Haiti for a year and I am trying to get him connected w/you guys. My youngest son sponsors a child in Haiti along w/2of his friends also sponsoring children in Haiti & they are planning a trip in November to come to Haiti & meet their sponsor children.
    Please know you are being prayed for & children are being
    sponsored. God sees each of you & Loves & Adores you!!! May you know He wants you to climb up in His lap and let Him sing over you & give you comfort…
    BLESSINGS!!!!
    In Christ’s Love,
    Anita

  30. Anita July 8, 2011

    Dear brothers & sisters in Christ,
    I want you to know that I am praying for you in Haiti… I can not imagine all of the devastation you must all be going through in so many different ways, but as Believers in Jesus Christ, we know, that we know, that we know, that we know that He is in control. He promises us He will never give you more than you can bear, and that He WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU!!!!! May you hold onto these promises… May God surround you each one w/the Peace that passes ALL understanding, because none of this trauma makes sense. As hard as it is for you adults, image how much worse for the children. I am praying that you can reach out of your own sorrows & troubles to comfort the children that really don’t understand!!!

    I have two grown sons and when they were younger I encouraged & taught them that if we were ever involved in any type of natural disaster and separated from one another, not knowing if the others of us were alive or not, to have those moments of trying to find each other, but then realize that because we ALL Love the Lord we were guaranteed to see one another in Heaven. And invest their energies in helping those around them that had or felt no hope!!! Our Hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and Righteousness, I dare not trust the sweetest name, but Holy lean on Jesus Name. On Christ the Solid Rock I stand ALL other ground is sinking sand, ALL other ground is sinking sand….

    In Christ’s Love,
    Anita

  31. Sheree Hanna June 26, 2011

    Father,
    Thank you for the surrendered hearts of those who are serving You in Haiti. Father, you have seen the great sacrifices they have made and are making to share the good news of your kindgom and to minister to the broken in their land. Father, send your Holy Spirit to fill and refresh them. Heal their grieving hearts with your love and comfort. GIve them your strength and provision in every area to serve, and may many souls continue to be won for the glory of Jesus. Help us here to take seriously the call to pray for those who need your supernatural provision to continue. Let us not be indifferent because we are comfortable. Move our hearts with your will and purposes, lead us to humble ourselves, to fast and pray regularly for the sake of our brothers and sisters who depend on your care. In Jesus’ name. Amen

  32. Shawn June 19, 2011

    Don’t give up! Don’t give in! When discouragement knocks at the door, look to Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. His word tells us He will never leave us or forsake us. He has called you all by name into His service. Be strong and courageous, trusting in our Lord to complete the good work He has started. Thank You for so freely giving of yourselves in these difficult days. I pray out of His glorious riches He refreshes you body, mind and spirit, providing for all of your needs. According to His power that is at work in us and among us. Christ be lifted up! In Jesus Holy Name!

  33. Emily Bentz June 13, 2011

    Dear Haiti Staff,
    Words cannot express how thankful I am of your faithful service to Christ and His children in Haiti. Thank you for your selfless spirit and for your dedication to this ministry; I am especially grateful for those that come in contact and minister to our sweet Mrckenley!
    Emily

    Dear Lord ~ Continue to BLESS these men and women who take a stand for those less fortunate each day. Give them strength when they are weak.

  34. Jennifer Adair May 6, 2011

    I encourage each of you to run the race set before you with perseverance. May God bless you.
    Thank you for serving,
    Jennifer

  35. Henry C. Martin May 4, 2011

    I just want anyone who reads this to realize that many, many people are praying for you and we are all hoping for brighter days to return SOON! Please don’t ever feel discouraged, you are never alone. The LORD of all holds you in His hands.
    In the magnificent name of the LORD Jesus Christ, may your heart find peace this day.
    Henry C. Martin

  36. janie brown May 3, 2011

    may the Lord bless and keep you. You are helping so many people have a better life.I am a sponser for a child in Haiti and i pray for that country and for the child. Dear God,watch over the people of Haiti. I pray that you supply all their needs Lord. Please give them the food and shelter they need. open up the storehouses and pour out your blessings on them God.Remind them Lord that you are there with them always.
    For i know the plans i have for you,Declares the Lord,Plans to prosper you and not to harm you,plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

  37. TAKEO April 30, 2011

    JESUS IS LORD HE IS RISEN AT RIGHT HAND OF GOD MY LORD MY SAVIOUR GLORY TO GOD. PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS THE LAMB REDEEMED US WE ARE HEALED BY JESUS STRIPES FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND WE ARE IN THE LORD JESUS HAND’S ALL GLORY HONOR PRAISE TO MY LORD GOD JESUS CHRIST MY SAVIOUR REDEEMER.

  38. Lori Mills April 29, 2011

    The Lord will make a way. He goes before you.

    Continue your good works for the Lord. Your ministry and country is continuing to be blanketed in prayer. The Lord will never leave you nor forsake you. You are His hands and feet.
    God bless his servants and His children in Haiti.
    Psalm 55:22

  39. Christie dunn April 14, 2011

    Dear WV in Haiti,
    These scriptures jumped out to me for you: now ,
    Timothy has just returned, bringing the good news that your faith and love are strong as ever…and may the Lord make your love grow and overflow to each other and everYone else, just as our love overflows towards you. as a result, Christ will make your hearts strong, blameless and holy when you stand before God our Father on that day when our Lord Jesus comes with all who belong to him. 1 Thess. 3:6&11-13
    With heartfelt love towards the people of Haiti, thanks for not giving up! Christie

  40. Duane March 23, 2011

    Remembering you in prayer often, all of Haiti staff, and especially the staff of Mayi Chandel who serve our Barbara.

    Father, please continue to bless your servants in Haiti. Please supply them with all of their needs, physical and spiritual. Bless them with much fruit that they can see. Bless the work of their hands that every effort bears eternal fruit. We know that you love them Lord and we know that you love those whom they serve. Please give them wisdom in moving forward, and bless their families as well. In Jesus’ name.

  41. Rafael P. Ramirez March 16, 2011

    Dear Lord Jesus,
    Thank you for your unfailing love and courage. We pray that through your unfailing courage, you bring peace, understanding and patience to those in need. Your work declares that two or more are gathered you are present. In your presence we pray for healing. In your presence we pray for courage. In your presence we pray for peace. We pray in your name, the name above all names, Jesus Christ, amen.

    Continue to stand your ground, continue to built on the Rock.

    Sincerely in Christ

    Rafael P.Ramirez

  42. Rachel March 15, 2011

    Dear Lord Jesus, Thank you for sending your servants to Haiti to love your children there, to serve them in their time of need. Thank you for teaching us how to love others and for demonstrating your abundant, unconditional, extravagant, faithful and powerful love in dying for us and preparing us for heaven. Please grant your faithful servants strength, joy, endurance, hope, truth, peace, unity and wisdom today and at all times. Be strong in their weakness, in their sorrow and exhaustion. Please allow them to fulfill the duties set before them, with love and calm. Thank you Lord for your great mercy and patience to us all, especially the poor and broken. Thank you for being our Deliverer and Refuge, our Help and Salvation!!! We are forever grateful. Please let your light of truth illuminate Haiti everywhere, may your words fill the minds and hearts of your people and transform the way they live. Fill them with hope by your powerful love and grace; deliver them all from the Evil one. Thank you that you have already overcome the world!!! Please comfort those at Compassion Int’l. as they mourn and labor, and comfort Haiti’s people as they mourn and struggle to survive. Help us do whatever we can to be your hands and feet.
    In the Lord’s Almighty, beautiful, majestic, glorious, gracious, everlasting, perfect, infinite, amazing name I pray, Amen!

  43. TAKEO February 28, 2011

    JESUS IS LORD HE IS RISEN AT RIGHT HAND OF GOD, GLORY TO GOD. ALL GLORY HONOR PRAISE THANKSGIVING TO MY LORD JESUS MY GREAT GOD MY SAVIOUR REDEEMER FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS MERCY GRACE SALVATION AND HIS BLOOD SHED ON CROSS FOR REMISSION OF OUR SIN AND BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED AND HIS BLESSINGS BE UPON BODY CHRIST COMPASSION-INTL IN HAITI, THE MERCY PROTECTION FIRE HOLY SPIRIT KINGDOM OF GOD BLOOD OF JESUS REDEMPTION COVER BLESSINGS FAVOR, FEAR OF THE LORD HUMILITY WEALTH HONOR LIFE AND HIS WORD PROMISES”PRAISE THE LORD HE IS GOOD HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER “”THE LORD IS REFUGE TO THE POOR AND NEEDY IN DISTRESS “

  44. Dan February 27, 2011

    God blesses each of you each day with the ability to touch these children’s lives. maybe one monent with one certain child tomorrow is the reason God placed us on earth at this time. Think of the story of Esther, in the bible. she was in the position she was to be brave and honest at that time, and saved so many. You are the “Esther” each day for these children. We encourage and applaud the care and energy and love you give even when the days and conditions may make you weary. Your work is a glimpse of God’s enduring promise. thanks you and may the Lord bless and keep you.

  45. Beth February 1, 2011

    Dear Compassion Staff and church workers in Haiti,
    Thank you so much for being the hands and feet of Jesus amidst such darkness. May the God of Abraham give you peace that passes all understanding, grace that flows abundantly and freely over you and through you, and above all His love to do what He has called you to do while you are dealing with your own issues. I encourage you to call upon the promises of God when you get weary because He will give you His rest. Tuck these scriptures away in your heart and meditate on them to soothe your soul and ease your pain. Our God is a God of restoration! He is our provider, Jehovah Jireh! Let His comfort surround you and carry you.
    Zechariah 9:12 – Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope. Even today I declare That I will restore double to you.

    Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in you.

    Psalm 25:2 – My trust is in you, O my God! …

    Thank you so much for helping so many children. You have a special calling on your lives. God bless you richly and abundantly for all that you do in His name. You are touching so many lives and you are helping me to touch lives, too. God’s grace is enough to sustain us through our toughest battles. Thank you for being warriors for His kingdom.

    God bless you! Stand firm in the Lord. He WILL provide!
    Beth

  46. Diana January 26, 2011

    Dear Lord,
    Thank you so much for the Compassion staff and church workers that you have placed in Haiti for such a time as this. It has been a long time, a year, since the earthquake. I pray that – just as you have cared for them and used them for your glory this past year – that you would continue to strengthen them especially now. Help them to have tremendous endurance,to stay healthy, to cling tightly to you, and to show your love to those around them. In the midst of this very difficult situation, may those who don’t know you be drawn to you by the love they see from your church in Haiti! And I ask that you would please encourage them, because the road is tough, but their role is so important! Thank you for watching out for them! Thank you for empowering them, and giving them strength! In Jesus’ name, AMEN

  47. Naive January 26, 2011

    Heavenly Father, creator of heaven and earth, we praise Your holy name! We thank you for all the blessing you showered upon us. Thank you for the gift life, family and friends. Thank you for everything Lord! We pray Lord that you will continue sending your Holy Spirit to our brothers and sisters in Haiti who are suffering from the tragedy. Bless those people especially the Haiti staff who are rebuilding the destroyed community that Your glory will be shown. We pray for the innocent one, give them smile in their faces. Bless us all Lord God so that we may become blessings to others and that we all continue spreading the good news, to love one another and make this world a better place. This is all for Your glory Lord. This is all we pray in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen!

  48. Denise Faulkenberry January 25, 2011

    Our Father, Thank you for these faithful Christians in Haiti. As they continue to serve You and the people of Haiti, give them wisdom, give them strength. May they always be aware of Your presence with them and Your love.
    In Christ name we ask these blessings,
    Amen

  49. Rafael P Ramirez January 22, 2011

    May God continue to give you the strength to continue picking up your cross. HIS word declares that there is nothing in this world that we can not overcome. It is done, we wait now and see HIS mighty hand move. Your work and dedication does not go unnoticed. You all have gift unlike anything we know. In Chirst, Amen

  50. Cheri Duchrow January 20, 2011

    Abba Father you have created heaven and earth and you know the hearts of all even before they are born. You sent your Son to seek and save those who are lost. I pray that you will continue to make your prescence felt and create strength and peace in the hearts of the Haitian people. Send the Holy Spirit to flood their hearts with faith, hope and joy as they rebuild their country. Heal and guide them with you almighty power. Bless the lives of all people there escpecially our Compassion brothers and Sisters who have been erasing poverty in your Son’s name for more than 40 years and building a community of believers. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ Your Son. Amen

  51. Matt Schwanda January 20, 2011

    I pray that the Lord will provide strength, healing, peace, and comfort upon those in Haiti. I pray that he will work out His will in this situation and use it for good. I pray that He will touch our hearts and provide the means for us to help in any way we can.

  52. Amy Segebarth January 19, 2011

    I pray that God gives you the strength to push through, even though times are hard. He’s always right there with you. Thank you for what you are doing!

  53. Nikki Harris January 18, 2011

    Heavenly Father, I thank you for the wonderful things already done to begin rebuilding Haiti in the aftermath of last year’s earthquake. Please be with the people of Haiti who are still struggling Give them hope & comfort, and sustain them in this time of transition. Father, I ask that you will also be with those who are working to rebuild Haiti, that they may be strengthened & encouraged in their work. In Jesus’ blessed name, Amen.

  54. asha January 15, 2011

    Dear God, I pray that you would just be with these men and women in Haiti today. Please strengthen their bodies and bless them for the work they are doing there for you Lord. Thank you for the witness they are to us in the West. In Jesus name I pray Amen.

  55. asha January 15, 2011

    “I pray, LORD God of heaven, O great and awesome God, You who keep Your covenant and mercy with those who love You and observe Your commandments, please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open, that You may hear the prayer of Your servant which I pray before You now, day and night…” -Nehemiah 1:5-6
    God please show your love to the Compassion workers, children, and family in Haiti right now. Please give them strength and courage to continue trusting in you today. Thanks you for their strong witness to us in the western world. In Jesus name I pray Amen!

  56. Win January 13, 2011

    Lord God – I lift up these precious men and women who have given so much of themselves to You and to the children and families in Haiti. Strengthen them. Encourage them. Be everything they need You to be.

    Fill them with Your love, Your peace, Your kindness, Your grace so they can minister on Your behalf. Heal their hearts and their wounds. Bless them and they are a blessing to us and to others.

    Amen

  57. Rafael P Ramirez January 12, 2011

    Your strength and ability to continue restoring the lives of many. Comes from Father God. His Word declares, “lets create man in our image” The power and wisdom comes from God breath in our lives. From the day God began His work, we where given the power to over come anything. Thank and may God continue to meet the needs of His people, amen.

  58. Judith Tremblay January 12, 2011

    Heavenly Father,

    You have shown me how you keep watch over us all. You know when we rise up and when we lie down. You know when we are devastated by hurricanes and earthquakes, when we are anxious when circumstances are beyond our control.

    Thank you for your recent reminders to me that you care about me, and are taking care of me. Thank you for the peace that passes all understanding. I pray, Father, that you continue to watch over my brothers and sisters in Haiti. Give them that same peace, that, even though everything around them is in shambles, you are still constant, and are directing every event that affects them. In everything, may you be glorified.

    Amen.

  59. Alicia January 12, 2011

    Lord Bless the children of Haiti. Please lay it on people’s heart to sponsor the children of Haiti, not only financially, but spiritually as well. Amen

  60. Alicia January 12, 2011

    Lord, Thank you for all the blessings you have bestowed on us. Lord please be with those in Haiti who need you. Lord, please lay the desire on people’s hearts to do whatever they can to help Haiti. Let these final children get sponsored in Haiti through Compassion. Lord, only you know what is needed in Haiti. I pray your Will be done. In Jesus name, Amen

  61. Becky January 12, 2011

    I pray that the God of all comfort will continue to comfort you on this one year anniversary of the earthquake. I read and watched everything on Compassion’s Rebuild Haiti website yesterday, and I was struck by how mightily God must have moved to enable all of you to continue working in the circumstances you faced and surely continue to face with the rebuilding process. Please know that many sponsors have not forgotten you and continue to pray for your regularly.

  62. Melissa January 11, 2011

    Psalms 9:9 — The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
    Dear Lord,
    Bless these children and their families as they put their lives back together. Help them to feel the loving comfort of you surrounding them daily. In your name we pray, Amen

  63. Sara Benson January 11, 2011

    Praying that God will bless you and give you strength in all that you do. He will never leave you or forsake you. I pray that the presence and comfort of God will be with you today and always.

  64. David January 11, 2011

    Each day Father give these brothers and sister the strength to carry out your chores. Each day give them the ears that hear your voice. Each day show them your unconditional Love and remind them that they are not alone and that they are loved and appreciated by those of us that can not be there with them. I thank you lord for their heart for You and their love for our kids.

  65. Frances Michaels January 11, 2011

    Lord,
    Strengthen and protect the Compassion staff who are working to rebuild the lives of children and families who are suffering in Haiti. May they have all the supplies they need to carry on their work. Bless the sponsored children and their families. May they be filled with the knowledge of your love for them and healed from the traumas they have experienced. Thank you for those that are volunteering their help. In Christ’s name I pray.

  66. Chuck Guth January 11, 2011

    Dear Lord~ As we approach the anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti I lift the country up to you. I pray with thankfulness for the work that is being done in Haiti and for the work yet to come. I pray for those that are rebuilding that your Glory will be shown. I pray for sponsors for the unsponsored children. I pray for the CSP’s that they might be fully funded. I pray for the Country Staff that they will be energized as they complete the work you have given them. I pray for blessings for each of them as they remained true to their ministry and are a blessing to the children. I lift these prayers to you in your Son’s name. Amen! <

  67. Colleen January 11, 2011

    Continue to prayer for you!
    Lord Jesus, Thank you for each man and woman who is being your hands and feet to their neighbors. Thank you that they are sharing the love of Christ with others.

    Lord, I ask for your strength and power for each of them as they serve you. May the sense your comfort and healing. I especially pray for their broken hearts (Psalm 147:3) as they continue to heal from great loss. I pray that in their suffering they would continue to persevere and develop character and hope (Romans 5).

    I asked this in Jesus’ name. Amen

    Google Translate
    Kontinye lapriyè pou ou!
    Seyè Jezi, Mèsi pou chak gason ak fanm ki ap men w ak pye vwazen yo. Di ou mèsi ke yo pataje renmen Kris la ak lòt moun.

    Seyè, mwen mande pou fòs ou ak pouvwa pou chak nan yo tankou yo sèvi ou. Me sans nan konfò ou ak geri. Mwen sitou lapriyè pou kè kase yo (Sòm 147:3) kòm yo kontinye geri soti nan pèdi anpil. Mwen swete ke nan soufrans yo yo pwal kontinye pèsiste epi devlope karaktè ak espwa (Women 5).

    Mwen te mande sa nan non Jezi. Amèn

  68. DUANE WATTS January 11, 2011

    Dear Haiti Staff
    One year later, we continue to pray for you and your (our) children and your families. More extraordinary is that you continue to work in the strenghth of the Lord. We know that the Lord has performed miracles through your work, and trust that there are many more to come. The Lord Continue to bless you and your families.

  69. Melissa January 11, 2011

    Dear Lord,
    Bless these your children as they continue to do your work in face of incredible circumstances. You know what each of them is personally facing and yet how they continue to strive to do your will by helping others in need. Give them the strength to continue working and the peace to know that you are with them always. Touch them all and give them your touch in whatever area that they need it. It is in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, I pray.
    AMEN.

    Thank you for all that you are doing to help further Christ’s kingdom. I will continue to pray for you!

  70. Jessica Lawrimore January 11, 2011

    It has nearly been a year since the devastating earthquake in Haiti. I just wanted you all to know that we are thankful for all the work that you are doing in Haiti. It is hard for us to realize what you all have been through, but you are in our thoughts and prayers. I pray for continued strength to overcome these obstacles, and thank you again for what you are doing in the lives of these children. May God richly bless you and your family.

  71. Chris December 8, 2010

    Honestly, I read this text and did not know what to write to you, dear brothers. But, talking to our God, He led me to do a reading in Matthew 13, the parable of the sower. Until then it had not understood what God wanted me to minister to your hearts, but now I understand.
    You are great sowers of love and hope of Christ. Christ in us is the hope of glory! And you will be seen through the glory of God. Your life is a perfect testament to the extravagant love of our Jesus is the perfect expression of God’s grace. Feel happy for being chosen to live in these difficult days here in Haiti. You have been chosen for the image and likeness of the creator, were called to bring love and hope to the lives lost. You are true warriors and the Lord’s disciples. And in Jesus’ name, I encourage them to continue to sow, to praise the Lord at all times. To love each person as if it were your last day. God has been looking for you in a very special and certainly he says, “I found those who worship in spirit and in truth, who loves me for who I am and love me with all your strength.” As the Apostle Paul says, we should be happy all the time and you are a channel of blessing to so many people living in Haiti. I believe in the name of Jesus, that through this witness tremendous Our God will save many lives. In the name of Jesus, continue! Go ahead! You are the big winners and I sincerely am glad to know I have brothers as dedicated as you. Brothers who are willing to lose life to find it in Jesus. Brothers who lost loved ones, but that did not stop worshiping and loving Creator. That’s good to know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is alive in your heart. You have lost their lives for Jesus’ sake, have lost their choices and so many other things for the love of Jesus. But know …. You chose the best part! haha! Hallelujah! It’s really great to look at you and know that my God is raising a generation strong, altruistic and holy! Which has pledged to lead a genuine gospel … You really brighten my heart. In Jesus’ name, that their wounds are healed today! That their disappointments are healed now! That a new anointing of God be upon you. And walk of faith in faith and be transformed from glory to glory. This is my prayer with all my heart, in Jesus’ name.
    And do not hesitate to tell us how you are and how are their expectations. We are here for this! We are your brothers and wherever they are, we are committed to pray for you.
    Love them in Jesus Christ, the finisher of our faith.
    With love, Chris. ♥

    Matthew 12:15: “Behold my servant whom I chose, my beloved, in whom I delight. I will put my spirit upon him and he will proclaim justice to the nations.”

  72. Malia December 3, 2010

    Thank you for your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you to the Port-au-Price and Bourdon staff who made an incredible visit with my sponsored child a reality in August. Your work is not forgotten, and I pray that the Lord fills you with unexplainable hope, energy, and endurance as you continue to face seemingly hopeless circumstances and serve day after day. Trust and believe that when you are weary, Christ’s power is made perfect in your weakness…

  73. Theresa Walker December 2, 2010

    I have done four medical missions to Haiti,namely Chansolme in the North, and I have seen the courage of the people. I was blessed to have participated and have had a heart for Haiti since 2006. I have three beautiful children whom I sponsor and they are all charming and wonderful! Thanks for all you do to help us, you are all assured a place in Heaven for what you have sacrificed. May Gods blessings be on you!

  74. Barbara Ferraro December 2, 2010

    As we begin the season that recognizes the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, I add my prayers to others that God will continue to bless you with His grace and that He will bring beauty from ashes. God bless all of you in the name of Jesus Christ.

  75. Joel Haubenstock December 2, 2010

    Blessed staff. Thank you for being faithful in the Lord”s work. He will strengthen you and give you the power to accomplish His will. You are in my prayers. Love in Christ, Joel

  76. Doris December 2, 2010

    As I look at your staff photo my heart is so wishing I could be there and hug and help each one of you but I can’t. I know Someone who can and He is there, lean on him. When we rest on Him He renews our strength. I know because He does that for me over and over. Trust Jesus, don’t give up ever! I and many others pray for you daily. God, let them feel our prayers and your presence and strenght this day and every day thru this trial, Amen!

  77. Renie December 1, 2010

    Here in the US it is hard to imagine what you have gone through and are continuing to struggle with. But you are under the watchful eye of a loving Father who takes delight in His children. Especially when they are working on His behalf. Know that your suffering will turn to gladness. It will strenghten you and build your character, a strenght that you will need in the future and in eternity. Nothing wasted by our God.

  78. Maria November 22, 2010

    You are not forgotten, you are in our prayers and thoughts. Thank you for all you are doing and may God be near each one of you.

  79. Toni November 21, 2010

    The Wall Street Journal has an editorial saying that the US and the UN SHOULD DO SOMETHING! about the corruption in Haiti that prevents aid from reaching people. I’m so very grateful to know that you all are DOING SOMETHING already, day in and day out, and have done so every day since the quake hit nearly a year ago.

    We who sponsor children can’t imagine what hardships you suffer to go on being Jesus’s hands and feet and voices to one of the most impoverished peoples on the face of the earth. We can — I can — only praise you to the Lord and beg His aide to you and His blessings upon you.

    You are truly Suffering Servants. Thank you.

  80. Doris November 9, 2010

    I keep you all in my prayers and thank God for you. My son’s family sponsors a little girl there named Wismithe and we pray for her, too. Thank you for all you do as you serve in the name of Jesus. You are NOT forgotten. I am praying God will heal and stop the spread of the cholera. Philippians 4:13 says that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. May He continue to give you the strength and the resources you need to be His Hands there in Haiti. Soli Deo Gloria! ( to God alone the glory).

  81. Joel Haubenstock November 8, 2010

    Thank you for serving the children and their families as Christ has, and is serving us in this world. This Scripture comes to my mind. He knows the way that I take-
    When He has tried me-
    I shall come forth as Gold. Job
    Nothing done for Christ is Ever lost. Love in Christ, Joel
    PS I sponsor a child in Haiti

  82. Tammy Brinkley November 4, 2010

    We are still lifting you and the country up in our prayers. You have not been forgotten. I am asking for God’s protection on you and Him to provide for you and the Haitians.

  83. Don October 31, 2010

    Dear CI Haiti!! Thank you for standing and when things don’t seem to get better, continue standing!! You are strong rocks in the Kingdom, and the King will reward you, which is the best. I pray for your strength and continued work for your young brothers and sisters and their families. I pray cholera stays away from you, your families, your work, the children and their families. I pray God strengthens you and your countrymen to build a new, safe and prosperous country, to the glory of God! I say YES to God working in Haiti, for the good of you and your fellows. He’s doing a mighty work through you, you are bringing the Kingdom to Haiti! I am in awe of your strength in God, and your being willing to stay and stand! Thank you.

  84. Connie Caton October 28, 2010

    Dear Haiti staff of Compassion Internation

    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and those of my Church, Calvary Baptist Church here in Bishop California. I have myself survived 6 very major earthqueakes and understand the terror and disbelief. I am sending prayers that you are able to get through one day at a time for that is all the Lord guarantees us is this day and that when you feel as though you may not make it one more day that the Lord gives you the strength to do this. Sending you blessings:)

  85. rooksher October 22, 2010

    May the Lord of Heaven and Earth glorify Himself through you and your tireless perseverance. May He bless you and all you bless and and all those who bless you. May He give you the strength through His spirit run with perseverance the race marked out for you. I pray He guides you to fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Amen.

  86. DUANE WATTS October 22, 2010

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Haiti:
    As you work tirelessly to complete your mission, please remember that Adam and Eve were created before the children, and the children were created before the neigbors. And he who does not provide for his own family is….Please remember to continue in service to your families. It is very difficult to recover your family from neglect. I pray you, love the Lord your God with all your heart soul mind and strength, and love your wives as Christ loves His church and gave Himself for her.

  87. Jean October 22, 2010

    I am so grateful for the work you do. It gave me such comfort when my sponsored child was finally located , to know there were loving, caring people there to help him and all the other families in need. I cannot imagine the things you have seen, been through and had to deal with. God bless you for all you do and thank you so much! Your love for children and for the Lord is evident! I pray you will be blessed beyond measure!

  88. Diana October 5, 2010

    Thank you for the work you are doing in Haiti. I know many of you are in the midst of grieving the loss of loved ones. Please take comfort in that God is close to the brokenhearted. Your service their is not in vain and you ARE THE HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS. Thank you for laying down your life for a friend.

  89. DUANE WATTS September 26, 2010

    Hello Again Brothers and Sisters in Our Lord Jesus Christ!
    Someone alerted us on our social networking site, that Haiti is once again the target of storms. We are praying for you and your families and the chidren to stay safe and dry, and that the Lord would comfort you in His embrace.

  90. Heather September 25, 2010

    Thank you my brothers and sisters in Christ. You are truly men and women after God’s own heart. You are there in Haiti supporting his children and showing them the love of our wonderful savior. Jesus said “If you love me, you will do even greater things than I” (Not a direct quote”. May the Lord Bless you and keep you, may he make his face to shine upon you each and every day. Remember God loves you and will uplift you. You are in my heart and my prayers.

  91. Jason September 23, 2010

    Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Cor. 15:58)

    When it’s hot and sweaty and mundane and average and relentless, remember Paul above.

  92. Jon S. September 23, 2010

    Thank you for loving your neighbors – for demonstrating what is so easy to speak of but so hard to do. I can’t imagine what you all have done to help the people of Haiti who continue to suffer. Thank you for remaining in the trenches of ministry while the rest of the world has moved on. May God bless you and keep you, may the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you, may the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace (Num. 6).

  93. DUANE WATTS September 21, 2010

    Brothers and Sisters:
    Praying confidence for you, that where you are weak, the Lord is strong. Praying that our brothers and sisters around the world will continue to send gifts from their hearts. Praying that the Lord gives wisdom and unity in Haiti to create ways to rebuild Haiti, and a sustainable future for all Haitians.

  94. Stephanie September 18, 2010

    We’re so grateful for all that you’re doing, and we pray that you’ll not grow weary in doing good amongst those who need your compassion. Our church is sending a donation with the prayer that it comes at a time when you can use it well; God bless you all!

  95. Genie September 5, 2010

    Who are you going to turn to except for the Lord ? Thank you for your commitment, your suffering for the sake of the Gospel and your impact on a culture that will have repercussions not only in this life,but for all eternity. Praise God from whom all blessing flow. Thank you for being His hands. Thank you for your servant hearts.

  96. Shelley September 4, 2010

    I pray that our Lord will give you courage, strength, compassion, and perserverance today as you continue to serve Him by serving his people. Thank you , thank you for what you are doing!

  97. Nancy September 1, 2010

    You truly are the Hands and Feet of Jesus Christ. How His Heart grieves over the lives taken in this quake but how His Heart must be moved by the humble, merciful, service of His people down in Haiti- you. And how He is glorified by you and your service as well. I am humbled at your sacrifice and service in such a time as this. God bless you all.

  98. Pat August 31, 2010

    Gras ak lape Bondye avek nou! Mwen pa-t suspann priye pou nou nan tout afliksyon nou! I want you to know that as a former missionary to Haiti, in Anse-a-Galets, La Gonave, my heart is with all of you in Haiti! Not a day goes by that I do not have you in my thoughts and in my prayers. I prayer that God watches over you, keeping you tenderly in His care, and that he gives you the strength and faith to continue on in victory! Bon Koraj!

  99. Marcie August 31, 2010

    Carry on in the very important work you are doing. Jesus told us how important children are and how we must be like them to enter the Kingdom. As a pediatrician and a mother, I salute you and exhort you to continue in this work that daily seems menial and yet has ETERNAL significance. Thank you for being a part of the Body and laying on comforting hands to the children. I will pray for your perserverance and your own comfort. You are not forgotten,.

  100. Janice Hughes August 31, 2010

    I saw your photos today and learned about your faithfulness
    in fulling your calling to minister to children during a tramatic time in your lives and in your country. I’m humbled by your dedication and am thankful for the ways God uses you. I
    pray that you will continue to experience strength and guidance
    from our Lord. I trust that each of you feel His presence in
    tangible ways.

  101. Lyn Haberstock August 31, 2010

    “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
    Thank you for filling Haiti with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord.

  102. Lori Brandt August 31, 2010

    I sponsor two precious children in Haiti, one lives very close to the eipicenter of the earthquake. I so wanted to be able to something tangible to help Josemie and Johnson, and still desire to do so. This being impossible, I can’t begin to express my gratitude for you who are being the hands and feet of Jesus in my place. Your circumstances have been and continue to be beyond difficult, and your sacrifice is great. I can only say “thank you” and pray that God will bless you richly. I know He will, if not in this life, then in the next — in heaven, where all will be set right. God is good!

  103. Susanna August 31, 2010

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the work you do! How beautiful are your sacrifices, how big are your hearts! I will continue to lift you up in prayer as you work to rebuild and restore what was damaged in the earthquake. May God be rebuilding and restoring your bodies and your spirits as you pour out your time and energy for “the least of these….”!

  104. RD August 31, 2010

    Father, I thank You for providing for many needs in Haiti. I thank You for Your children there who are working to bring hope to others around them. I pray You would continue to provide their every need. I pray You would give them patience when communication and transportation get in the way of their efforts. Please help them solve what problems they can and leave the rest in Your hands. Father, lift them up when they need encouraged. Help them to see the fruit of their labor, and please comfort them when they are saddened by their loss and the loss of their friends. Use this disaster to further Your kingdom in Haiti and bring Yourself glory. Thank You that You care about every hurt, and You can redeem even the terrible things to work good for those who love You. May it be so in Haiti. Thank You, Father. In Jesus’ name, I ask these things.

  105. Janet Hale August 31, 2010

    To Those Involved in the Relief and Ongoing Support Efforts,

    Thank you for your daily and hourly sacrifices to serve the Haitian children and their families. In America, we have a tendency to forget as months go by and with the devistation in will take years to recover. As Jesus shared, “Let the little children come unto Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as them” (Mark 10:14b), what an honor to be able to work with the precious ones Christ refers to . Please know that many are continually praying for you and the children of Haiti.

    God bless you, your families, and your efforts.

  106. Noel August 31, 2010

    “For my strength is made perfect in weakness.” We are continuing to pray for you and have not forgotten. Thank you for your service!

  107. Trish August 25, 2010

    Stay encouraged Christian Soldiers as you go about His business! All of heaven and earth is witnessing your tireless work.
    Serving humanity spreads the Good News in ways simple speech can not!
    We pray without ceasing that your strength and spirit continue to endure. As the weeks turn into months and the months into years, keep the faith. We pray you and yours be blessed forevermore.

  108. Angel August 25, 2010

    God bless you in everything you do,

  109. Maxine E August 24, 2010

    I pray for you all to receive Gods dream of how He wants Haiti re-built. Re visioned, Renewed, Restored, Replenished, Don’t be afraid to dream big, bigger, best! Amazing You are the ones God has sent.
    Open yourselves to the opportunity to redesign, to be the receptacle of divine ideas. For out of the rubble a glorious heaven on earth is to emerge. Seek the best architects, the best builders, the best planners, Keep asking, keep seeking the highest and best! God will provide! Seek and you shall find.
    Trust that God has a plan. This I pray every day. I hold you all in the highest esteem, for God has sent his best. nameste.

  110. Angel August 23, 2010

    Keep the faith stay strong and look up Jesus Loves you.

  111. Paulette Sievert August 21, 2010

    For all the Brothers and Sisters who continuously let others know the Love of God by your acts of kindness, we thank you!

    May God give your the rest you need to offer others rest, may He grant you His sanctuary as you provide others sanctuary, and may He offer a host of others to comfort you in the midst of all the comforting you do in Jesus name.

    Again, we thank you.

    Your Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus in America

  112. Darci August 19, 2010

    “Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.” Psalm 31:24
    Thank you for your faithful service to God and to the people of Haiti.

  113. Jan August 18, 2010

    May God in HIs Mercy continue to strengthen you and guide your steps as you minister there. Through you, we know, “He has done great things – halleluyah!”

  114. Marianne August 18, 2010

    Dear brothers and sisters,
    We continue to pray for you, and as we are praying for the girl from Haiti we have now decided to sponsor in addition, we will always be reminded to go on praying for you, as you are doing this wonderful job of ministering to the children. May our good Lord attend to your personal needs, whatever they are, and pour out His richest blessings on you. Thank you for your wonderful commitment. – We also pray for the upcoming elections – may they turn out to be beneficial to your country.

  115. Carol Hallifax August 16, 2010

    Dear Brave Staff,
    You are on the front lines but we are behind you holding you and the children up with our prayers for you. Keep holding onto hope and to a better future. Maybe things will ending up being better than they were. May God bless you for all the work you have done during this time of dislocation and hardship. God is more loving then we can imagine and he cares about all of you and will uphold you. With best wishes for all of you. Carol Hallifax/Kansas

  116. Angel August 16, 2010

    Yes Thank you for everything you do, you are doing a great job.

  117. Bonnie August 14, 2010

    We here in the states have not forgotten the struggle millions of Haitians are going through. We lift you up and are thankful for your continued efforts on their behalf. You have made the decision to follow this through to the end and for that also the people are grateful and have great pride for all you do. You have laid down your lives for others, and your reward I pray will be both in heaven and here on earth where you stand. Thank you. From those of us who can not be there. Thank you.

  118. Nick July 27, 2010

    Just recently served in Haiti, and what an honor it was. I pray for all the workers still there, that they would be strengthened, and empowered to not just rebuild Haiti, but to advance the Kingdom!

  119. Celestin Estherline July 27, 2010

    I pray God to give you his supernatural strengh for what he calls you to do.

  120. Angel Moncada July 26, 2010

    Thank you for your hard work, it will not be in vain you are the hands a feet of the Lord Jesus.
    I pray Father in Jesus name that you will guide and direct each and everyone of my brothers and sisters to accomplish what you have prepared for them to do.

  121. Mary July 24, 2010

    The months have come and gone, but you are not forgotten. You are my brothers and sisters. You are loved and prayed for daily. Please know that I can’t be there in person, but my thoughts and prayers are with you each and every day since Jan 12th. I have prayed with you thorugh the census and continue to pray the children will show up. I pray that you will be safe and secure in the office and in your homes. I pray that you will feel safe and secure in our Father’s arems.

  122. Evelyn Owens July 23, 2010

    I’m convinced the LORD plans to completely restore Haiti to His ideal–far beyond anything we can think or imagine! You are part of that plan!!! Know that your labor is not in vain. May the LORD continually strengthen you, lead and guide you, protect and provide for you. Thank you for the work you are doing.

  123. DUANE WATTS July 22, 2010

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,
    The more I learn of our Lord and get to know Him more, the more I come to realize that we do not have a clue the depth and height and breadth of His love for each one of us.
    Father, please bless these dear children of yours, and the children they minister to, which a fuller deeper understanding of your love for them. I know that they want your love, and can often be too busy to be still and receive your love. Please breathe on them your quiet love Lord.
    In the Love of Jesus

  124. Jean Ronès JEAN July 22, 2010

    Allez avec la force que vous avez, Je vous aime beaucoup pour votre courage, que Dieu vous benisse, Good Job.

  125. Clella Fox July 8, 2010

    May God bless each one of you as you continue to minister to God’s children. May He give you the strength both physically and spiritually to accomplish the work that is still ahead of you.

    Blessings and Love,
    Clella

  126. Deborah July 7, 2010

    Dear Lord, I praise you for your work through these precious followers of yours. Dear God in the midst of such exhausting work physically and emotionally I pray you lead them to green pastures even if only in their spirit and restore their souls.I pray you will grant them restful sleep…I pray they will not grow weary in doing your owrk..and more than all of this I pray they sense and are filled with your power to accomplish that which seems impossible. Praise you Father for your obedient ones..help them find any child unacounted for. May many of those hurting find peace in you as they witness your servants pouring out your love.Bless them in abundance give them love joy and peace. Jesus Name Amen!

    How great your treasure will be in heaven brothers and sisters..Hold fast!I will be praying..:)

  127. Jeannine Hill July 6, 2010

    Heavenly Father,
    These brothers and sisters in Hati have been given the bread of adversity and the waters of affliction but we know and have faith that you will show yourself mighty in their midst and complete the work you have begun. We praise your mighty and glorious Name. Amen

  128. Brooke McDonald July 4, 2010

    Thank you for all the work you are doing in Haiti! Remember all the prayers that go up for you daily. You are serving Christ as you serve the hurting people. God is with you, and he’ll continue to give you strength. My friends and I are having a garage sale this week and giving the proceeds to the Compassion Disaster Relief fund. It’s a small way we can feel like we’re involved. Praying for you and thanking God for your hands and feet that are being Jesus to this country in need.

  129. Roberta D’Achille June 27, 2010

    God Bless You. I just received a letter from the wonderful little girl that I sponsor in Haiti the other day. These letters bring me such joy. Our relationship, which is great for both her and I, would not be possible without your hard work. Thanks again!!

  130. Beulah Magee June 13, 2010

    Thank you so much for your faithfulness and your courage during this most difficult time. I will continue to pray for you. It will be exciting to continue to follow what God is doing there in Haiti. Loss, suffering and death are so very difficult and perhaps you ask “why”. All I know is that God is there and sees and that one day we will see the full picture when we see Him. Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus.

  131. Dave & Janice June 13, 2010

    We continue to pray that God will provide the physical, emotional, and spiritual strength needed to face your daily challenges. Our cousin and fiance, who get married in a week, have opted to request donations for Haiti rather than receiving wedding gifts. We pray God’s blessings upon them – and you – through this act of kindness.

  132. Hannah June 12, 2010

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    I’m thankful to God that He has allowed your hearts to full of love for the people of Haiti and that He has given each of you specifically the opportunity to take care of them. The sacrifices you make are worth it! There is nothing more fulfilling than God’s love working through you. I appreciate all you do! I’m so happy for you to have this privilege. May God’s peace and grace be with you!

  133. Luke & Julie June 9, 2010

    Thank you so much for all that you do! My wife and I are praying for you and your efforts. God bless you all!!

  134. Cam Brown June 7, 2010

    My pastor and Dr. Jonathan Olford are coming to Haiti to provide a training to leaders which will help with what your people have experienced. I am hoping that Compassion International is able to go to this training. I was hoping to go on this trip, but I already had something planned.
    Ròm 5:3-5 (Haitian Creole Version)
    3Nou pa manke kontan menm lè n’ap soufri.

    4Poukisa? Paske nou konnen lè n’ap soufri sa fè nou gen pasyans. Lè nou gen pasyans konsa, sa ban nou kouraj pou nou soufri. Plis nou gen kouraj, se plis nou gen espwa.

    5Espwa sa a p’ap janm twonpe nou, paske Bondye te fè nou wè jan l’ renmen nou lè li ban nou Sentespri li.

  135. Flavia June 7, 2010

    I hope God continues to strengthen your hearts and hands to handle and address the needs of so many people. The work you’ve been doing is priceless. Keep it up!

  136. Stella June 6, 2010

    Hello Brethren, it is so good to know that in the wake of such disasters, people like you are working so hard to bring hope where there seems to be none. My prayer is that the Lord may continue to strengthen each one of you and meet all your needs. He is the only one who can reward you and he surely will. God bless you.

  137. Evelyn Owens June 5, 2010

    My heart goes out to you and the people of Haiti. The Lord reminds me often to pray that through your efforts, He will turn the people of Haiti into a nation who praises and follow Him. May He shelter you and them in the shadow of His wings.

  138. Ching June 3, 2010

    Dear brothers and sisters in Haiti,
    Thank you so much for the work you are doing there. You are definitely the hands and feet of our Lord. I am praying for you that the Lord will provide you the strength and emotional stamina to keep on serving in the midst of a challenging situation. Know that the Lord keeps you in the minds of His children elsewhere in the world so that we continue to pray and support you. Thank you so much for your hard work once again. You are being faithful in a place where we cannot go…

  139. nelda hawley June 2, 2010

    To our faithful brothers and sisters in Haiti. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your families, the children and their families. I want so much just to give you a big hug and not let go in along time. Know that you are doing things that we can’t even imagine here in the United States. May God continue to pour out His blessings and love on you all. Be strong – God is in control. Please hug and kiss the children for us.

  140. Allison June 2, 2010

    Thank you so much for all of your love, selflessness, and perserverence for the people of Haiti. All of you there give us so much hope for the brokenness in the land, and I pray that God’s power that fixes it will continue to abound in all of you as you serve and pour yourselves out. His love and compassion is so evident in you all, and we know in our prayers it will continue to sustain you and flow through you. We love you all!

  141. Cletha June 2, 2010

    As Christian leaders your words and actions help frame the possibilities for your Hatian brothers and sisters. When they see you serving and guiding in love, then they have hope that each day will be a little brighter; that each one of them truly has a promising future; and that this earthquake will not defeat them! This is not a short term mission and it will take great endurance. Only God can provide that endurance. I will continue to pray for His mercy and blessings to overflow on each of you and those you minister to; that He will provide the insight you need to meet your own personal needs and also the needs of others; and that He inspires you through the obstacles you overcome and the victories, both great and small, that you achieve. Although what is happening in Haiti is not on the news daily, please know that many people still lift you up in prayer and are confident that God is accomplishing amazing things through you to bring good out of this tragedy. You continue to be a great blessing!

  142. Teresa May 27, 2010

    My friends in Christ, you are not forgotten. We continue to pray and lift you up to our mighty and powerful God. May He put His hand on you today, renewing your energy and helping you serve. May He open new doors for you and make your path bright. May you see His many miracles, and experience His unending love. Blessings my friends!

  143. Cheryl Nehnevajsa May 3, 2010

    Dearest Ones,
    May the Lord bless and keep you. May His countenance shine upon you and give you peace. We hold you gently in our prayers, and pray for your healing, courage, strength and rest. May you be encouraged and feel the prayers of others to help sustain you.

  144. Joann Cousin May 2, 2010

    I continue to pray for all of you.I thank God for all that you are doing and all that you have to do.May God give you all the strength you need to continue His good works.Blessings

  145. DUANE WATTS May 1, 2010

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Haiti,
    We continue in prayer for you daily. At http://www.OurCompassion.org we have a prayer blog for the children in Haiti who were in some way injured by the earthquake. This includes those whose homes were destroyed, and those who themselves still are unaccounted for. In the past week, we have had great cause to rejoice as you have informed several of our sponsors that their children have been found unharmed. When we hear this wonderful news, we remember Our Lord’s parable when the Father cried out “My son, who was dead, is alive”. Also, every week another sponsor writes to us to inform us that their child is still missing. This grieves us, but we know that it is a very hard thing to locate families that may have moved far from their homes to relatives you do not know about, or to a camp which has no system of keeping account of people. We pray for you as you continue to seek out your children and ours. We praise God for your diligence and love, and pray daily for your health and your families and ministries.

    Your grateful brother

  146. Marianne April 27, 2010

    Still praying for you. We thank and praise the Lord that He has not forgotten you, and that you care for all those precious children so they know they haven’t been forgotten. for. – We also pray that something good will come out of this for your country, that people will turn to His churches and to the Lord. – May the Lord provide you with whatever you need (He knows best what each one of you needs), and may you experience His great love. And may you soon find the children that are still unaccounted for.

  147. Ashley April 21, 2010

    I pray that in this, the most difficult of times that your hearts would be fettered to Jesus Christ, trusting Him and watching Him be faithful to show up every time your hearts cry out to Him. It is when we’re hurting that we are drwn closest to Him. I pray that this is a time of growth, restoration and recovery for you.

    In JESUS’ name, Amen.

  148. Michael English April 8, 2010

    I am praying for grace and strength for all the Compassion
    staff in Haiti! Thank you for serving all the families and children in spite of your great personal losses and turmoil. I pray God will bless you greatly and give you great joy in your efforts. I sponsor a child named Makenson Vitale. He attends the Vertieres Child Development Center. I pray that he is still alive.

    Love In Christ,

    Michael English

  149. Dana April 7, 2010

    Just wanted to let you know that we are with you and we are praying for you. You have been on our hearts since we were first gripped by the tragedy unfolding on Haiti. You are amazing people!

    Last week I added a little Haitian girl to my Compassion family. I had noticed Compassion Canada finally had Haitian children posted – maybe about 30 or 40 – and had noticed a set of twins. I came back the next night and almost half of the children were gone, including one of the twins. I couldn’t let one twin be sponsored and not the other. I wanted some way to reach out and let Haiti know we love you and we are praying for you. sponsoring a child seemed a tangible way to connect with Haiti and remind the Haitian people that we have NOT forgotten and that we will be with you for the long haul. My little Christine and her twin sister, Christina, are in Project 763, which is right in Pout-au-Prince as far as I can figure out.

    We’ll keep praying for your country and for the work you are doing, in the midst of so much tragedy and heart-ache.

  150. Tammy April 5, 2010

    God bless you all for all you do! Our prayers are with you.

  151. Heather March 31, 2010

    You all are angels! I was in Haiti on my first mission trip when the earthquake occured working With a mission a few hours away from Port-Au-Prince. I saw the heart of the Haitian people so much in the hours and days that followed. The Haitians that worked for the mission came to right away, even though they had families and houses out in the destruction they came to us. They were praising God in the even as the tremors occurred almost constantly. The Haitian men stayed up all night long and watched over us while we slept at night because we were sleeping outside and our security walls were down. They were our angels every moment. And the night we left for Haiti, they prayed for hours because they knew our journey to Port-Au-Prince would be a dangerous one. Many of them lost houses and family but they were their for US. Thank you for the work you are doing, because I know these same things can be said of you. You are an amazing people!

  152. DUANE WATTS March 27, 2010

    Good Morning Brothers and Sisters!
    We finally have our little girl!
    Barbara has been assigned to our little family just this week. She is With the Mayi Chantel CDC HA-814. Praise the Lord! Thank you to her staff who located her and registered her. May the Lord bless the project, the community, Barbara and her family and your families.
    In Jesus Name.

  153. Marianne March 26, 2010

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Haiti,

    As Compassion keeps us updated on your lives and faithful service, we cannot but marvel at what you do and how you do it, and thank the Lord for it. You are doing this despite the unimaginable losses and grieving, which only two months on are certainly not gone. Please know that we still are with you daily in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord heal your wounds as you seek His comfort. The Lord says: “I will make you well again; I will heal your wounds” (Jer. 30:17). – May the Lord also renew your strength, may He protect you, and may He pour out his blessings on you so that you may be a blessing to those you minister to. I commit you all to His loving care.

  154. Soo Ai Kudo March 26, 2010

    Dear God and our Father,
    I bring before you my brothers and sisters in Haiti who are working so sacrificially in Your name, dependent on it at the same time. Bless them as they bless the little children and families that they are serving. Please give them great wisdom in the big and small decisions they make daily. May they be decisions that will lay the foundation for greater works in the future in Your name. Please take tender care of each one of these brothers and sisters and their own families, their spiritual, emotional and physical well-being; pour Your living waters upon them as they pour it on those they serve. Strengthen them when they feel weak, and protect them from the evil one. More than that, give them victory over the evil one in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. And dear Lord, in your mercy, please keep the expected rainfall over the areas where the agriculture needs them, and away from the areas where it will increase the hardship and suffering of those without homes.
    In the might and merciful name of Jesus Christ I pray.

  155. DUANE WATTS March 20, 2010

    Dear Brothers and Sisters:

    I listened to a 44 minute message today from Brother Wess Stafford. I cried many tears to hear of the many losses, much sadness, and many challenges you have faced. I also cried many tears of joy for the faithfulness of our Lord as Brother Wess told of your faith and dedication to continue to serve the Lord by serving your brothers and sisters and neighbors. We continue to pray for you daily. Thank You for continuing to care for the Lord’s children.

    Your Brother

  156. Pat March 20, 2010

    Dear Compassion staff, brothers and sisters in the Lord,

    “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26.

    We continue to pray for you. Thank you for your work for the Lord.

  157. Becky March 18, 2010

    I am continuing to pray for your all of your needs to be met and for you to have the strength to continue your giving, generous work in spite of your hardships. May God richly bless you and have you realize that those outside of Haiti still remember your amazing work and need for prayer and assistance to accomplish your jobs.

  158. Beulah Magee March 15, 2010

    We continue to pray for you, for your health, for the strength to carry on, for you who are grieving your own losses, for safety in travel.

    Please know you are not forgotten.

  159. Angel Moncada March 12, 2010

    Thank you for doing your work in the hearts of the little children, I pray to Abba that you will grow stronger in the Lord and in His Power to do His will. You are our hands in the dessert. In Jesus name.

  160. Donna Haines March 9, 2010

    Still praying for you all as you tirelessly work to help restore lives. Though the job seems like there is no end, I am sure that everyday, you make a difference in at least one life. May God bless your efforts and multiple everything that you put your hands to. Love and prayers!!

  161. Madeleine Huebl March 8, 2010

    Thank you for your work of service to our Lord, the children and their families. Please remember even Jesus would go to a quiet place to get away from the crowds and to be with his father. I would encourage you to draw strength by quieting yourselves in the Lord’s presence and drawing from the Living Waters of Christ. May your hearts be encouraged and lifted up knowing that many stand with you in faith,with hope for the future. Blessings to you all.

  162. Duane Watts March 5, 2010

    I don’t think I could express it or pray it better than Elaine above. I will add to that, we are praying for you all (staff and beneficiaries)that you have the Lord’s protection: warmth and dryness, against the rainy season. That there will be no mudslides. We ask you Lord that you provide only enough rain to fill cisterns, and provide for crops. please Lord, protect your people from the harmful effects of being wet many hours a day. Also Lord, we ask in advance, please prepare weather systems so that the hurricane season bypasses Haiti, with no more than a useful amount of rain, and no harmful wind. We know O Lord that the wind and the waves and the rain know your voice and obey you.
    We know Lord that you love your people in Haiti, and all of the children. Please bless the Compassion staff there with their churches to be the feet and hands and eyes, ears and voice of Jesus.
    Staff, we will hold you and your families up to the Lord in prayer every day. Jesus Loves You!

    Your Grateful Brother

  163. Rose March 5, 2010

    Praying for ya’ll.

  164. Elaine Eckel March 3, 2010

    Dear Lord, We thank you for the national Haitian workers with Compassion. I thank you for their willingness to follow you and place their families second. I pray that you will bless them and their families with every spiritual blessing and as they wait on you that you will renew their strength, that they will mount up on wings as eagles, that they will run and not be weary and they will walk and not faint. In Christ’s name, Amen.
    To the staff, thank you for your COMPASSION.

  165. Lisa February 28, 2010

    You are loved, appreciated, prayed for and in our thoughts! Thank you for your tireless service.

  166. Kelsey February 27, 2010

    Dear God, please be with the staff that ministers to children and their families in HJati. Be their help in this time of strife. Bring them comfort, bring them hope. Give them strength, both spiritualope that only You can provide for these precious ones. Thank you for what they do for our children in this country. Bless them abundently anbd bring them back to their family, emotional, and physical to helpc our kids who need them so desperatly. Bring the help and healing that only you can provide. Bring them back to their families and churches, healty, safe, and whole. Thank You for their willingness to serve. Amem.

  167. Michael Barrong February 25, 2010

    Please know that you are in our prayers. My boys (Noah, 9, and Austin, 6) often ask to pray for Haiti. Austin asks God to “Help Haiti to feel better”. And requests a good night’s sleep for you. We love you and look forward to one day seeing you.

  168. Michael Barrong February 25, 2010

    John 10… Jesus is the door. He is the Good Shepherd. Jesus Loves You!

  169. Karen Goodman February 24, 2010

    Dear Loved Ones,
    You are not forgotten, we will remember your sufferings and lift you to the Lord in prayer. Thank You for the wonderful work that you do in the name of our Saviour Jesus Christ!
    May the Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your heart and strengthen you in every good deed and word. II Thessalonians 2:16-17

  170. Marianne February 24, 2010

    He will listen to you
    Always listen to you
    He understands how His children feel
    He will listen to you
    (M. Heard)
    Dear brothers and sisters in Haiti,
    Please do know that we are still alongside you in prayers. May you feel comforted as our good Lord is leading you through this dark valley. May He give you strength and times to recharge your batteries. Thank you so much for everything you are doing, letting your light shine in the world around you – may many come to praise our Father in heaven. – And thank you all at Compassion for everything you do and for keeping us updated.

  171. Pat Marsheck February 23, 2010

    Thank you for your good work in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. My husband and I have sponsored a boy in Haiti for 7 years now. We pray daily for you.
    “The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.”
    Numbers 6:24-26.

  172. AJ Ford February 23, 2010

    Thank you for dedicating your life to the work of God. While I cannot fathom the difficulty of your undertaking, please be assured that your work is not in vain.

    Thank you for being there.

  173. Debbie Brentnell February 20, 2010

    À mes frères et mes soeurs en Haïti, je prie que notre Seigneur Jésus Christ vous réconforte et que vous ressentez fortement Sa Présence. En votre deuil, je prie que vous pouviez ressentir la Paix de Dieu. Que vous puissiez continuer à partager la grâce et l’amour de Dieu avec vos confrères. Que vous puissiez garder l’espoir de Dieu dans vos coeurs. Je vous aime et je prie pour vous tous.

  174. M Kealy February 20, 2010

    Colossiens 2:5-7
    5 Car même si je suis physiquement absent, je suis avec vous par la pensée, et c’est une joie pour moi de constater l’ordre qui règne parmi vous et la fermeté de votre foi en Christ.
    6 Aussi, puisque vous avez reçu le Christ, Jésus le Seigneur, comportez-vous comme des gens unis à lui:
    7 enracinez-vous en lui, construisez toute votre vie sur lui et attachez-vous de plus en plus fermement à la foi conforme à ce qu’on vous a enseigné. Agissez ainsi en adressant à Dieu de nombreuses prières de reconnaissance.

    Blessings on each of you, we have not forgotten you–you remain in our thoughts and prayers

  175. TJ Kilcup February 20, 2010

    I will be praying for you guys and the work that you are doing. You are an encouragement to me to keep doing good and not to tire. Thank you for your love and care to the hurting.

  176. Ruth February 19, 2010

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    Phil 4.13

    Be about His business. Do not grow weary in your doing good. His love for the people will carry you through. Walk in boldness of His Spirit and know that we are backing you all in prayer.

    To God be the Glory!

    – your Sister in Christ

  177. Coco February 17, 2010

    Dear Family,

    God Loves You. In the midst of the pain, loss, hurt, brokenness and confusion, you are ALL still in His Hands.

    May His Unspeakable Peace leave the Heavenly shores right now and fill your hearts, minds, souls and spirits. I pray that Peace brings with it the conviction of freedom and serenity that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, could ever possibly separate You from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. There may be silence but You’re on His mind 24-7-265.
    May The Balm of Gilead comfort, soothe, massage, replenish, restore and sustain you all.
    You are may screensaver, may you and yours be in my heart and thoughts by His Grace.

    May God continue to perfect the almighty work that He has begun in and through you all. Blessed are those who care for the poor. Blessed are the feet that bring The Good News. Blessed are those who lose for His sake, they shall be recompensed a hundredfold.
    I know these cannot bring any losses back, but I hope it’s encouraging to know that our hearts and thoughts are united with yours in compassion. We appreciate and love you so much.
    It’s an honour to be part of Christ’s Body made up of awesome awesome awesome people like you.

    God bless and keep you all xxxx

  178. Janice Abdalla February 17, 2010

    Dear Precious Haiti Staff,

    Since the moment I heard about the earthquake, my concern and prayers have been with you. I pray that you will not grow weary in doing good and that the Lord strengthens you all for the task at hand. He is faithful.

    I have had this verse for you on my heart, that the Lord will:

    …give a crown of beauty for ashes

    …a joyous blessing instead of mourning

    …festive praise instead of despair.

    In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory.

    (Isaiah 61:3)
    Amen.

    My love and prayers continue to be with you,

    Janice Abdalla
    (former co-worker from the FL office)

  179. Lisa February 16, 2010

    Words cant express adequately what I would love to say to you but I will suffice it to say- you are loved, you are being lifted in prayer and you are our hero’s. keep being the hands and feet of Jesus-

  180. Melanie Pettit February 15, 2010

    I am praying for you daily. May you feel God’s strength and presense as you are His feet and hands. Let His peace wash over you.

  181. Nate Martin February 14, 2010

    To the workers in Haiti,
    You are such a blessing to God by serving the Haitians. I pray the prescence of God fills you all right now in Jesus name. I pray Ephesians 4:16-21 that you would be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, that you would be rooted and grounded in the love of Christ and know His love “that you may be filled up to all the fulness of God.”
    “Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory”.

  182. Michelle j February 14, 2010

    I pray for courage and strength, wisdom and fortitude, compassion, faith and mercy to be with you all as you find and care for the chldren and their families, and your own families. God bless you. Be strong.

  183. Jace e Karen February 12, 2010

    Ke Bondye bene ou tout, fre-mwe e se-mwe! Ou tout se nan prie-nou. Mwe ale a ayiti en suite, si se nan volonte d Bondye.

  184. Karen Partch February 12, 2010

    Your group photo is up on our refridgerator as a frequent reminder to hold all of you up in prayer. You are in my heart and frequent thoughts as well. You are not forgotten!

  185. Karen Snow February 12, 2010

    I truly wish I could be there to help, even in some small way. Praying that God’s blessing and comfort be with you all.

  186. M Kealy February 11, 2010

    Psalm 5:11-12 But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You REJOICE; let them ever sing and SHOUT FOR JOY, because
    You
    make a COVERING OVER THEM and defend them;
    let those also who love Your name be JOYFUL in You and be in HIGH SPIRITS.
    For You, Lord, will bless the righteous; as with a
    SHIELD You will SURROUND HIM
    with goodwill.

    Psaume 5:11-12 Alors tous ceux qui se confient en toi
    se réjouiront,
    Ils auront de l’allégresse à toujours, et tu les
    protégeras;
    Tu seras un sujet de joie Pour ceux qui aiment ton nom. Car tu bénis le juste, ô Éternel! Tu l’entoures de ta grâce
    comme d’un bouclier.

    3 key points:
    1.filled with His JOY on the INSIDE
    2.His protecting cover OVER you
    3. His shield AROUND you

    He loves you from the inside out!

  187. Cynthia Henzler Servito February 11, 2010

    Dear Heavenly Father:
    Continue to keep all of your children of all ages under your wing of protection and refugee. Provide for all of their needs with joyful abundance and may that abundance radiate onto others. Fill each of the staff with Jesus’ glorious love overflowing. May Jesus put a healing hand on all of them and whom they touch to comfort those that mourn and heal any spiritual, mental and physical injuries. May all of the staff’s heart, minds and ears hear the Holy Spirit’ guidance and make haste to its bidding. Lord, we pray for a great harvest of souls not only in Haiti, but throughout the entire world that is watching closely and being affected.
    Thank you, Heavenly Father in Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

  188. Rosie Mizell February 11, 2010

    You have been on my thoughts and in my prayers ever since the Earthquake. I wish so much that I could be there to serve you who do so much for our children. Thank you for all you are doing in the mist of such heartbreak. Know that you will continue to be in my prayers. I’m so thankful for you and ask that God hold you all in his precious hands as you continue to show his light to the world.

  189. Pua Coffman February 11, 2010

    Father God, I ask that you would give the Compassion staff supernatural strength as they continue to pour into a broken community. I pray that you would care for their emotions as they process the devestation around them. Thank you that Haiti is not God-forsaken, but God-infused! Thank you that you have called forth your light-bearers to be your hands and feet in Haiti. God I pray for your mercy and protection to guide every staff member individually. I pray that there would be the safety of your wings around them, and I pray that you would make communication between staff members and their families successful and encouraging. Thank you for your love for Haiti and for the staff members. May you be glorified in our prayers and their efforts. I ask all of these things in the strong name of Jesus, amen

  190. Kent Silveira February 11, 2010

    Great big Mahalo and prayers for your work and for introducing me to one of my best prayer partners, Luckner Leoma, over there.

    Tell him hi from Kent if you see him!

  191. Bethel Larsen February 10, 2010

    My heart goes out to the whole Compassion family as you grieve together and work together to make the future of Haiti and its children one of healing and hope. I pray that you know the almighty power of the Holy Spirit working with you and through you, and that amid all the suffering you see God at work and experience His comfort. May the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ be glorified, even in the midst of so much devastation. I truly pray for His all-sufficient grace to be with you all.
    Lifting up your hands,
    Bethel Larsen

  192. Mike and Kris Darlington February 10, 2010

    We are praying for you as you minister to God’s people. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus. May our gracious father in heaven give you all the strength, wisdom, love, and patients you need to face each new day.

  193. Paul & Kelly White February 9, 2010

    Team,

    May our Lord continue to give you strength, focus, forgiveness, Grace, and His Love during this season of stife and dispair. Our Family commends you and your families for allowing the Lord to use you in such a manner. Thank you for sowing…families, countries, a world is reaping the riches you bring forth. Continue in the Lord’s work.
    God Bless you…

  194. M Kealy February 9, 2010

    2 Thessalonians 1:3 We ought always to thank God for you, brothers,
    and rightly so,
    because your faith is growing more and more,
    and
    the love every one of you has for each other is increasing.

    2 Thessaloniciens 1:3 Nous devons à votre sujet, frères, rendre continuellement grâces à Dieu, comme cela est juste, parce que votre foi fait de grands progrès, et que la charité de chacun de vous tous à l’égard des autres augmente de plus en plus.

    4 weeks later…we’re still with you, still caring, still praying

  195. Jennifer Steigenberg February 9, 2010

    To my Brothers and Sisters,

    I cannot comprehend your pain, your loss, your sadness. But I do know that God holds you in His hand, and He sees your sacrifice, your compassion for people, your hearts for him. And He can and will sustain you through this horrific time. Thank you for the work you are doing to help families recover and begin again; may the same be true for each of you and your households. I pray for His comfort, His peace, His energy, and His blessings on each of you as you do His will.

    God bless you in your work.

  196. Susan Blake February 9, 2010

    Our hearts are breaking over the situation there. Please know that our family, our church, our Bible Study are all praying for you and your families. I pray that you feel the arms of our Lord Jesus surrounding you. Thank you for caring for the children. We love you.

  197. the Backstrom family February 9, 2010

    May the Lord grant you peace, strength, encouragement, and the abundant grace that only He can give at times like this. He is faithful and we trust in His lovingkindness as you reach out in love in His name and power. We are praying for you and are thankful to you for your faithful service. You are not alone or forgotten.

  198. Richard and Myrianne Reese February 9, 2010

    Thank you for all of your loving work. May God sustain you beyond what you can even begin to imagine and give you His wisdom and peace.

    For His Glory,

    Richard and Myrianne Reese

  199. Jill Peterson February 9, 2010

    You are amazing, godly people! Our prayers are with you as well as our deep gratitude for caring for children that we may never meet but have grown to love. May God bless you and your efforts on behalf of a hurting nation.

  200. Mike and Kathy DeRosier February 9, 2010

    Our prayers go out to you and your families and friends in this heartwrenching time. Please know that we appreciate all of your efforts and work you do for our children of Compassion. We pray for hope, healing, rebuilding of lives, and comfort. God bless all of you as you continue to do God’s work!

  201. Suzanne February 8, 2010

    We prayed for the Compassion staff in Haiti this evening at my Bible Study. We know that your jobs are very difficult now and that you are trying to work without the tools that you really need. We know that you lack shelter and food. Please know that you are not forgotten. We are praying for you.

  202. Marcia Tobey Salzman February 8, 2010

    Que Dieu te benisse, Marie (Saintard Student Center 319)! May God bless and protect our precious Compassion child and her family and each of you, who are His hands/feet in Haiti. May God Himself & His Word be your lamp and light in these dark days & may each of you know that you are loved, prayed for, & remembered, la famille Salzman
    “Ta parole es une lampe a mes pieds et una lumiere sur mon sentier” (Psaume 119:105).
    “I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers” (Ephesians 1:16).

  203. Tim DeMott February 8, 2010

    “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compasion, and the God of all comfort…” II Corinthians 1:3,4
    I Pray daily for your health, and strength, in all you do as you serve Him. May you feel His presence, peace, and comfort in this time of great need.

  204. Kathy Lewis February 8, 2010

    Dear Staff,
    I see your photographs. I don’t know your names. But your hearts are familiar to me. They are hearts full of love and compassion and self sacrifice. I am so sorry for your personal loses. God sees you and all that you bear. I pray that He will lighten your load and comfort you with only the kind of comfort He is able to bring. I pray that He will restore what you have lost and give you strength and peace.

    Love your sister in Christ,
    Kathy

  205. Shaun Caraway February 8, 2010

    Haiti staff,

    I just wanted you to know that you are not forgotten and that there are people still praying for you, the kids, the churches, and your country. I cannot imagine what you have been through!! I pray God will continue to give you peace and strength during this time of sorrow, yet must-continue work for His kingdom. Your are laying up treasures in heaven where moth, and rust, thieves, and earthquakes cannot destroy. I have not had the priviledge of coming to your country on a trip, but knowing Compassion and what they expect out of the country staff’s, I am certain you are absolutely wonderful men and women of God!! I know that He will uphold you in this time of trouble. Take care of yourselves so you can take care of His kids!! God bless!!!

  206. Sheryl February 8, 2010

    Tears fill my eyes and my heart is overwhelmed with sadness when I think of the loss that Haiti has endured. The child I sponsor lived in one of the hardest hit areas. Thank you for being the heart, feet, hands, words, ears of our Lord. Grace to all of you. May God bless you richly for your service to those who need you so.

  207. Moriah February 8, 2010

    I was encouraged today by the words of several of the Psalms. Wanted to share them with you to encourage you too. I am praying for you!

    Moriah

    Sòm 10:17-18:
    “Seyè, w’a koute moun ki soumèt devan ou lè y’ap lapriyè. W’a ba yo kouraj. W’a tande rèl moun y’ap peze yo, rèl timoun ki san papa yo. W’a fè yo jistis. Konsa, lèzòm ki fèt ak pousyè tè p’ap kapab fè moun pè ankò.”

    Sòm 12:5-7
    “Y’ap peze malere yo. Pòv yo ap soufri, y’ap plenyen. Men, Seyè a di: M’ap vini koulye a. M’ap ba yo sekou y’ap tann lan. Pawòl Seyè a se bon pawòl. Li tankou lajan yo pase sèt fwa nan dife pou wè si li bon. Ou menm, Seyè, w’a toujou defann nou! Pa kite moun sa yo fè nou anyen!”

  208. Jeanette Parks February 8, 2010

    My husband and I are praying for restoration, peace, and safety and healing for the Haitians, and that Compassion will be used mightily for Our Lord’s glory in assisting those in need.

    God bless you in your work– well done, good and faithful Servants….

  209. Jennifer Washburn February 8, 2010

    Dear Compassion Haiti staff, Thank you so much for working hard during this difficult time. I know that God will help you. Thank you for helping the children, including my child that I sponsor. “There is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God through Jesus” Romans 8:31

  210. Elizabeth Marvin February 8, 2010

    God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging … “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
    The LORD Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress. Psalm 46:1-3 & 10-11

    We are continuing to pray for you and your families. I can’t even imagine how hard this situation is for you, but I pray that God continues to give you strength.

  211. Elizabeth Marvin February 8, 2010

    “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

  212. Caitlin February 8, 2010

    Thank you for being there, even when it is scary, and unpleasant is not a strong enough word. I am thankful for you every time my sponsored child comes to mind, and I begin to worry. Where I want to search out my child, and hug her, and protect her, and feed her, I cannot, but you, who have already suffered so much, can comfort and provide for these people I have come to love so much, and you are. Instead of fleeing, you have stayed to care for my child, our sponsored children and their families. I know it takes courage to to stand and be the stability in a chaotic world, and it takes a strong will to stand long enough to find that courage. I am praying that God makes his presence and comfort known in your hearts, and his mercy and love known in your country, and gives you guidance, and an unnatural amount of faith and hope. Again, thank you.

  213. Sarah Hampton February 7, 2010

    Don’t lose hope, friends. You are treasures. Praying for you and your country. The love of Christ is your strength. We love you.

  214. Duane Watts February 7, 2010

    Dear Haiti Staff:

    I wanted to add, I am praying with tears many times each day for the little girl whom we will sponsor once children become available again in Haiti. I am also praying for her staff and family. Only God knows who these people are, but He does know already, as I pray for the unknown.

    Your Brother in
    Kutztown PA

  215. Duane Watts February 7, 2010

    Dear Brothers and Sisters:

    Please know that your work (every moment) bears eternal fruit to your account. May the love of Jesus overflow you into every soul you contact, that the world may know that the LORD, HE IS GOD.

    In Jesus’ Name

    Duane

  216. kendall February 7, 2010

    you are in my prayers god bless you you make all the differance this is what we were made for He will watch over you I LOVE YOU ALL ROCK ON

  217. Lisa Stone February 7, 2010

    God bless you all. I have such great faith in the work that Compassion does, and it’s because of people like you who care so deeply and give of themselves sacrificially. A giant hug to each and every one of you!
    Lisa

  218. M Kealy February 6, 2010

    Ésaïe 41:13
    Car c’est moi, l’Eternel, qui suis ton Dieu,
    je saisis ta main droite,
    je te dis: Sois sans crainte,
    je suis là pour t’aider.

    He knows your name, He holds your hand,He promises to help you, He loves you

    Praying for each of you,

  219. Sarah Thacher February 6, 2010

    Praying for you to be refilled with His strength and His power as you continue on ministering to those in need.
    Your sister in Christ.
    Sarah

  220. Amy Hurd February 6, 2010

    May God comfort each of you with His Peace that surpasses all understanding and provide you with the strength, love and grace needed to minister to our brothers and sisters in Haiti. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for loving freely and reaching out as Christ did. You are my heros. God Bless you all.

  221. The Chan Family February 6, 2010

    Hold fast and know that God is with you through all adversity. Your commitment and sacrifice is an encouragement to us all. We wrote a check today in support of Compassion’s efforts. Our six year old contributed $2 from his $6 savings, and our three year old contributed a quarter. We pray these “widow’s offerings” will lift you up as you continue to do His work.

  222. Miclans Gaudin-Smith February 5, 2010

    I thank you for people like you who are so humble toward mankind. Ask God for strength everyday. What you are doing will be so rewarded in heaven.

  223. Samantha February 5, 2010

    Our thougths and prayers are with you all. Although the days seem long and the supplies short, remain steadfast in your faith for God will always provide. Our prayers are that God will continue to strenghten you throughout this time. May He continue to bless you and give you rest. Be strong and of good courage, for God is with you.

  224. Katrina Robb February 4, 2010

    I am so sorry you are going through this. Can’t understand why these things happen but know my love and prayers are with you all.

  225. BK Neel February 3, 2010

    I have followed the heartbreaking news in Haiti initially because our Sunday School has a child there. She is OK, but experiencing the same daily shortages. I am praying that God will provide you with your daily needs, keep you strong physically, emotionally and spiritually and give you the certainty that your brothers and sisters in Christ love you.

  226. M Kealy February 3, 2010

    Psaume 59:16
    Et moi,
    je chanterai ta force;
    Dès le matin, je célébrerai ta bonté.
    Car tu es pour moi une haute retraite,
    Un refuge au jour de ma détresse.

    Ancient words with everlasting power to comfort and encourage…today i sing to Him of you,
    Blessings

  227. martha Vanepps February 3, 2010

    What a blessing to see how many brothers and sisters in Christ are holding you all up in prayer.I continue to pray for God’s strength, wisdom, skill, peace and patience as you tirelessly communicate God’s love in so many ways to those touched by this tragedy.I am especially praying for Maquerite Jean-Louis, the young girl I sponsor, as well as her family, friends, classmates, and teachers. I am a school nurse and I have done some short term mission work in the Dominican Republic. I have a real love for your people, and I know God will bless you and bring you all through this crisis – stronger in your love for Him and each other as you weather this storm together.. God bless you all!!!
    Love,
    Marti VanEpps

  228. sally chase February 3, 2010

    My dear friends in Haiti-
    I pray for you and your country, that God will give you favor to get through this difficult time. We spponsor a girl on Gonave, and pray for news of her, even the little children at our Christian school are raising money and praying that it may help in some way. God Bless you and may you find your power in Him
    The Chase Family

  229. M Kealy February 2, 2010

    Be encouraged as you read this today…we cannot IMAGINE what HE has prepared for you, for your faithfulness in serving him, moment by moment:

    1 Corinthiens 2:9
    9Mais, comme il est écrit, ce sont des choses que l’oeil n’a point vues, que l’oreille n’a point entendues, et qui ne sont point montées au coeur de l’homme, des choses que Dieu a préparées pour ceux qui l’aiment.

    Matthieu 5:16 Que votre lumière luise ainsi devant les hommes, afin qu’ils voient vos bonnes oeuvres, et qu’ils glorifient votre Père qui est dans les cieux.

    YOUR light is shining all around the world, you bring hope to your homeland, Glory to God, and increased fervency in our prayers for you…oh that we would be as constant and faithful to pray for you as you are to do His will.

    We ARE with you still, in our hearts and our minds… and He will NEVER leave you or forsake you,
    Listen for His ‘still small voice’ encouraging you in the slight breeze of the evening as you rest.

    Philippiens 1:3 Je rends grâces à mon Dieu de tout le souvenir que je garde de vous,

  230. Jill February 2, 2010

    praying for you all.

  231. Majrorie and Vernon Elgin February 2, 2010

    To the Haiti Tested….In every test, James said, “You will not be tested beyong your ability to endure,” but with the test God will provide the grace for endurance….that you may survive it. May you have the hope that your endurance will sustain you, even as our Lord Christ was held up as he suffered on the cross. Marjorie and the Reverend Doctor Vernon Elgin.

  232. Kris Campbell February 2, 2010

    Brothers and Sisters, have faith that the Lord will provide what you need and that he will give you strength to overcome. Know that we pray for you and you are not alone. We are a world away but through the love of God we stand beside you with Him. God Bless You. In Christ, Kris

  233. Tirzah L. Howlett February 2, 2010

    Thank you guys for all that you are doing. I have had 2 sponsore children in Haiti, and I would be working at your side, were it possible. I await news of my current child, but will never know about Lovedjina Augusma,because she graduated. It has menat so much to me to be able to bring hope and real smiles to these poor kids, and I will continue to pray for God’s blessing on you. I am truly sorry for your own losses. I know God is smiling down on all of you as you dedicate yourselves to helping all these hurting people in His name. Thank you for being good samaritans.
    In Christ,
    Tirzah Howlett

  234. Tricia February 2, 2010

    Dear Haiti staff,
    Our children’s ministry has sponsored a little girl in Haiti for 7 years. Well, she’s not so little anymore! For all of these years, we have taught our children to faithfully pray for Rebecca.
    Her CDC is on the list of those that have been significantly affected, and our entire church is praying for her.
    But more than that, we are praying for you – for each and every one of you. For you serve in spite of monumental losses of your own, and you must hear news that we dread hearing, on a scale that we cannot understand.
    Please know that you are remembered, you are appreciated, and you are loved. Not only by your Father in heaven, but by his Church on earth.
    Thank you for all that you do, and for who you are.

  235. Debbie Farr February 1, 2010

    In this world we face many unknowns, but there is One that we always know, the Great “I AM”.

    Exodus 3:14 “I AM who I AM”

    Genesis 28:15 “I AM with you and will watch over you wherever you go”

    Exodus 15:26 “I AM the Lord who heals you”

    Exodus 22:27 “I will hear, for I AM compassionate”

    John 6:35 “I AM the bread of life”

    John 8:12 “I AM the light of the world”

    John 8:58 “before Abraham, I AM”

    John 10:11 “I AM the good shepherd”

    John 11:25 “I AM the resurrection and the life”

    John 14:6 “I AM the way, the truth, and the life”

    Revelation 1:17-18 “Do not be afraid, I AM the First and the
    Last. I AM the Living One”

    Dear, dear Haiti staff,
    May God bless you through His Word as you remember and experience the love, the strength, the comfort, the presence and the peace of the Great “I AM”. Thank you for your service to our Lord and to His precious flock.

    In His Love,
    Debbie

  236. mark and crystal dolence February 1, 2010

    The prayers of our family, our community and our church go out to you. We thank God for your strength and endurance as you tend to all the needs of the people. We pray to our Lord for your protection, the renewel of your energy, for the supplies you need and the continued service of this great organiztion. ” Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perserverence.” James 1:2-3May God bless you and all the work you do. Thank You

  237. Cindi J February 1, 2010

    May the God of all power and Strength supply you abundantly with all you require to do the task He has assigned to you. We pray and grieve with you. In His Mighty Name,

  238. Dane February 1, 2010

    Thanks for your service. It’s too easy to take for granted what I have, and I am humbled by your sacrifice and willingness to give. Keep looking forward to hearing the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

  239. Robert James February 1, 2010

    I can only say that I pray that you may be strengthened to endure and show the victims of this tragedy that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

  240. Sarah February 1, 2010

    Thank you Father that you hold all things in your hands. Thank you that you are never surprised or unprepared.

    Strengthen the hearts and hands of your people as they plead the cause of the afflicted and comfort the broken. Protect them by the strength of your hand. May Your Name be made glorious by the faithfulness of Your children. All honor and glory to you.

  241. Andy February 1, 2010

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ: I pray for your strength of faith and that you shine as Christ’s light in this time of such terrible devastation in Haiti. God Bless each and everyone of you.

  242. debbie February 1, 2010

    May God give you the strength you need to face each day. You are truly being the hands and feet of Christ and are being prayed for by all of us back home.

  243. Sarah Thacher February 1, 2010

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

    God loves you so much. You will have great rewards in Heaven for your dedication to His work – even through these horrible conditions.

    Praying for the LORD to give you energy to continue in your work, and that somehow He will provide you with the resources that you need to reach people in His Name.

    Sarah

  244. Beth Knapp February 1, 2010

    In the summer of 2000, my husband Ted and I brought a group of 3 youth and 3 adults to Haiti to visit our 2 sponsored children. Since we came independently we worked closely with Ephram Lindor our wonderful guide. Is all well with Ephram and family? We were also fortunate enough to get to meet Wess and his beautiful family when we were staying at the Montana hotel before our departure. My husband and I are praying for Wess, Ephram and the entire staff at Compassion. We have seen firsthand the difference they are making in the lives of the Haitian people. May God bless you all and give you strength!

  245. Paul Ulrich February 1, 2010

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,
    My wife and I are praying for you! We are thankful that God has such faithful followers giving so wholly of yourselves to reach others for Christ, to help the hurting, to love the grieving.

    May he comfort you, too, in all that you have undoubtedly suffered.

    In Him,

    Paul and Rachel Ulrich

  246. Vickie February 1, 2010

    God Bless each of you! I pray that God gives each one of you the strength, courage and wisdom to do His work and to guide you each day. I pray He protects your minds and hearts so that you can do your work even though you are seeing and living through a devastating and horrific disaster.
    Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted.
    Proverbs 3:6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

  247. Lisa February 1, 2010

    Dear brother and sisters,
    You are the hands and feet that hold up the needy and all we can do here is pray for you and support you financially. But it is you that are completing God’s work. There will be a glorious time in heaven for all of us to meet and be together. Until then may God be with you as our hearts and minds are.

    Your loving sister in Christ

  248. Michael Hendrickson February 1, 2010

    Your faith and love encourage and challenge us all to live all for Jesus. God bless you richly and fill you with His joy.

    Michael

  249. Cindy from Indiana January 31, 2010

    My heart cries out for all of you precious workers. I want to be there with you. You indeed are the hands and feet of Jesus. God has forever changed ALL of our hearts as we see a mighty work being done in the name of Christ. Many Prayers are over all of you as you serve. I can’t wait to say thank you to you in person some day when we meet in our forever home. ~ cindy
    “Be strong and courageous. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” ~Joshua 1:9

  250. Kathy January 31, 2010

    Psalm 25:14
    Friendship with the LORD is reserved for those who fear Him. With them He shares the secrets of His covenant.

    Dear Haiti Staff: I can’t even begin to imagine what you are seeing and experiencing each day. Truly you are friends of God. As you daily pour out your lives into those who are hurting, may the Holy Spirit pour into your spirits comfort, strength,peace,courage and healing for your own needs and hearts.

    Thank you so much for representing Jesus and allowing Him to use you to be His hands and feet.

  251. Amy Blough January 31, 2010

    Thank you for all you are doing in the name of our LORD! May He guard your hearts, keep you safe, and work through your hands.

  252. Melissa January 31, 2010

    I will begin praying for each of you, that our Father who is in control of EVERYTHING, lift you up, comfort you, give you strength, and shield your mind and hearts from all of the loss and devastation, giving you the ability to persevere through this tragedy as only He can give. Blessings to each of you, a hug for each of you, and please hug the children for me as well. Sincerely, Melissa

  253. Jan Baumgardner January 31, 2010

    My family became connected to Haiti 9 years ago when my son decided to sponsor a child through Compassion. My son was 9 years old at the time, and he gave his entire allowance for a year to sponsor his little boy. We are blessed to have continued that sponsorship, and to have visited your beautiful country.

    We know that you are facing indescribable devastation now. It is our prayer that God will bring you His peace, which passes all understanding. We appreciate so much your work.

    Thank you.
    The Baumgardner Family

  254. Nathalie Stephan January 31, 2010

    Thank you for your commitment to Christ and serving those who have been so impacted by the earthquake despite personal losses and impact in your own families and circumstances. Know that you have been prayed for since the beginning and will continue to be. Press on in the Name of Christ dear ones!

  255. Karli Venable January 31, 2010

    Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ in Haiti… we are praying with you, standing, kneeling, weeping, grieving, and even rejoicing at stories of hope and the mercies of God shown to you and through you in such a time. I am gripped by two small words hidden in the gospel of John 11… Jesus wept. Despite His knowing the end from the beginning, despite His sovereignty as God incarnate, God in the flesh stood in the face of loss, of suffering, of death, and He did not give a long speech explaining His ways or fill the air with hollow theology… He only wept and with every tear that fell, the Theology of the Ages is revealed and His fullness rends our hearts with a God so near, so tender, and so uniquely compassionate. And so we weep and we rejoice and we love Him and stand with you and stand with so many who are standing alone. May Love Himself abound still more and more in your hearts as you love the Haitian people so fully. Praying for you daily…praying for the Haitian fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters…carrying you all in our hearts.

  256. Nancy White January 30, 2010

    To the many blessed Compassion workers: May God bless you all. God promises to be with you “even until the end of time.” He is with each of you and loves you so much. He is waiting for asked prayers so He can help. So many around the world are praying for you and your families and communities. One of the children I sponsor asked if I live near you. He is praying for you. He is 7 years old from Tanzania. God bless you and your countrymen and country.
    Love in Christ, Nancy

  257. Patty Gremaux January 30, 2010

    My heart cries out for all of you – for those who are suffering and for those of you who are doing all you can to serve Jesus through helping in Haiti. “Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep…” Ro. 12:15. I weep with you and someday we will all rejoice together. I pray for your protection,wisdom, and strenth. God bless you and we will not forget even when the world does forget. But most of all, God never forgets and is with all of you in Haiti.

    Patty

  258. Gwen Ingram January 30, 2010

    You are on my heart and in my prayers. I worked for Compassion in Haiti 1979-1983. I pray God will give you strength and wisdom as you serve Haiti’s children in this crisis, and comfort in your own grief.

  259. Rachel Hibbard January 30, 2010

    We are praying for you, for strength and hope, patience, endurance and joy. I can’t see you or hug you, but God knows and I’m asking Him to provide for your needs and healing.

  260. Krista Roodzant January 30, 2010

    As I wrestle with how to bring the magnitude of this catastrophe down to elementary sized understanding to teach Sunday School tomorrow, I am so overwhelmed by the goodness of God to provide you as His hands and feet to love and serve the broken! Thank you for being available to be used by Him. May we all continue to storm heaven’s gates with prayers for your sustenance.

  261. Pat Marsheck January 30, 2010

    I have been sponsoring Richarlin
    for 8 years in Haiti. I pray daily for you.

    “Though the fig tree should not blossom, and there be no fruit on the vines, though the yield of the olive should fail, and the fields produce no food, though the flock should be cut off from the fold, and there be no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will exult in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength…” Habakkuk 3:17-19

  262. Sarah Spencer January 30, 2010

    First, thank you for doing what so many of us can’t. Thank you for staying when so many would have left. Thank you for finding the strength when so many would have given up. Having a sponsored child in Haiti I am deeply grateful for all that you are doing in his country. May God overwhelm you with love and strength and the ability to get up each day. Please know that many people here are praying for you and if we could we would take our strength and give it to you. You have not been forgotten. I send my love and prayers and hope to you all. When you don’t think you can walk another step just say “Help, Father” and He will be there. He will carry you and hold you and remind you that all of heaven looks down to encourage you on.

  263. Cheryl Wyatt January 30, 2010

    May God hold and keep you close and breathe strength into you for the tasks ahead. May He reward greatly your faithfulness in reaching out to others in the midst of your own pain. May you know Him as never before and truly experience His presence, mercy, comfort, love and hope.

    Hugs and prayers,
    Cheryl

  264. Minnie Ann January 30, 2010

    There are no words that I can say to make your situation better, but I can give you words of hope and encouragement and pray for you that God will give you rest from your sorrow. Isaiah 57:18~19(KJV) “I have seen his ways, and will heal him; I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners. I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.” Thank you all for proving that the body of Christ ia yet alive and working. I love you all and I will definately continue to bring you to Christ Jesus in my prayers. God bless you abundantly. With love in Jesus’ mighty name, Minnie A. Gatlin.

  265. Melissa Bauldry January 30, 2010

    I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every member of the Compassion staff in Haiti for your selfless love and devotion to the children and their families who you so faithfully serve. Such devotion in light of your own personal suffering is an amazing act of love and courage that will be a shining example to the rest of us of what true selflessness looks like. I am so humbled to know of you, and I am honored to be at least a small part, as a sponsor, of the same organization that you represent – Compassion. My admiration and love for you all as brothers and sisters in Christ grows daily. I am praying for your health and safety as you do your wonderful work. I ask our Heavenly Father to protect you all and give you strength. May God grant you His peace and send comfort to you each on the wings of His Spirit. I pray for your own precious families; that God will wrap them all in His tender loving care and bind up all their wounds. God bless you each in the name of His most beloved Son, Jesus Christ.

  266. Yevonne Baker January 30, 2010

    I thank God for brother’s and sister’s like you,Whos heart is to glorify the Lord. God bless all your efforts and thank you for all that you do. In His Love

  267. Linda Lyall January 30, 2010

    As I watch reports come from Haiti, I can only imaging the hardship you hve been called to bear. I pray for physical strength when you are so weary you feel like you can’t go on. I pray for mental strength as you face horrors too great for the imagination. I pray for spiritual strength that only God can give. In Jesus’ name.

  268. Connie & Gene January 30, 2010

    To our Brothers and Sisters in Haiti,
    We thank you for being our hands and voices for our Lord Jesus. Our prayers are with you 24-7. You are blessed by the Father for caring for each of his own. He is with you always and His Mercy is never failing, as it is renewed every morning. May tragedy turn into triumph for our Lord with many saved for all eternity. Our Hearts cry out for you with your loss, but know that His purpose will be accomplished by your faithfulness. For out of Tragedy comes Hope and Hope springs eternal when it is grounded in the Lord.

  269. Cristina Lopez January 30, 2010

    God bless all of you as you work in these difficult circumstances. I know that God will be glorified by your dedication. I can not imagine what you are experiencing. My husband Ruben and I are praying for all of you and the people of Haiti. Thank you for the news on Sanches Julsaint we are much relieved to know that he is safe and thank your all your work on his behalf and that of his family. We are grateful for the work you do.

  270. Janet Morgan January 30, 2010

    God in heaven, please give the staff new hands, new strength, new wisdom, knowledge and discernment for the work that is before them at this moment and in the days to come. Give them deep rest in their sleep, secure in the knowledge that You, O God, desire more for us all than we can ever think or pray for. Strengthen their deep faith, courage and resiliance. Thank you, God, for their witness and testimony of You to the many nations. Heal wounds which are inward and out. In Your mercy, O God, stablish Your leaders for this country and for ours. Thank you for the Gift of Jesus Christ. It is in His Name that I pray. Amen.

  271. Laura Nicewaner January 30, 2010

    Heavenly Father, I pray that you will bless and strengthen these people who give of themselves to others, in spite of their own losses. Please lift their hearts and fill them with thy love and hope for the future. Help the light of Christ that is within all of us to show through, brighter and more beautiful than before this tragedy, that more souls will be brought to thee. Let this be an opportunity to bring Jesus Christ to those who haven’t had the chance to know Him, that they may be comforted in knowing that those who died are now with thee. Lord, I love thee, and I pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

  272. Rossetta Hanna January 30, 2010

    Our hearts go out to you. I have been praying for you to have strength, energy, wisdom, and peace during this very trying time. May the Lord bless you for all your kindness and hard work.

  273. Connie January 30, 2010

    Your Christ-like actions minister to me. He has placed you in Haiti for such a time as this. In faith,you will go forward encouraged by the prayers of the whole body of Christ. May He grant you peace, knowing that many rejoice in heaven because of the Love of Christ that you shared with them and are continuing to show to their loved ones.

  274. Meg A. January 30, 2010

    Dear God’s Warriors,
    I pray for your continued strength in times of trouble and even for joy to fill your heart knowing that God awaits for us in Heaven with all pain dissolved. Know that what you do, even the little things, matters so much to those who cannot do it for themselves. GOD BLESS YOU.

  275. Jeannie Ford January 30, 2010

    The eyes of the world are on the people of Haiti, God has placed you here at a time like this to reflect the love of God to the world. Your courage and sacrifice is being noticed by people everywhere. This is just another reminder that God is sovereign over all the world and this could happen to any of us at any time if it is Gods will.We do not know why tragedies happen but we can be comforted in knowing that God will provide the resources and strength that you will need to glorify Him through this devastating time.

    You are in my prayers daily. I pray for courage and strength of body and mind. I also pray that God will supply your needs for food, water, medical supplies and extra hands to help. God is with you!!

  276. Marilyn and Tom Christensen January 30, 2010

    Thank you for what you are doing. I was just praying for your country and the children you are helping. Then I got this message from Compassion. I have been blessed by reading the other prayers that people have posted to this blog and it gives me comfort as I know it gives you comfort to know that people all over the world are praying for your strength and needs daily, hourly, minute by minute. What a blessing our Lord and Savior is! We will continue to pray.

  277. Ken and Jan January 30, 2010

    God often calls us to do hard things, but He gives us the strength and courage to do them. We are so thankful that you are being used to help in this terrible situation. We pray for you every day. Do not lose heart because Jesus Christ is with you every second.

  278. Margaret Maloney January 30, 2010

    Your faith has been displayed on nationwide television here in the states. People are amazed at how much faith you have. Countless prayers are being offered in your behalf. Our God is so great! He has delivered you and will continue to be faithful.

  279. Kerri–Lee Botha January 30, 2010

    In Christ alone my hope is found
    He is my light, my strength, my song
    This Cornerstone, this solid ground
    Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
    What heights of love, what depths of peace
    My fears are stilled, when strivings cease
    My Comforter, my All in All
    Here in the love of Christ I stand.

  280. chuck young January 30, 2010

    to the staff of compassion in port-au-prince. may God be glorified through each of you. i had the incredible opportunity to meet two of your staff – fenel pierre and jacques chartignes (probably misspelled). i hope and pray you are all well and that we in america mourn your loss and pray for the hope of haiti.

  281. Lisa Kilgore January 30, 2010

    Haiti Team,
    I thank God for your faithfulness in continuing to serve in Haiti in spite of your own sufferings and losses. Please know that you are an inspiration to me to reach out to others in need where I am. May your work in Haiti bring the people to God and inspire others to His kingdom work. Our church children’s group sponsors a child from Haiti, and they are very much touched by his situation and by your service to his people. I believe God will use this tragedy to inspire them to His work as well. In this you are touching so many, both within and outside Haiti, by your commitment to God’s work. I pray for your struggles and losses, that God may comfort and strengthen you, always reminding you how much he loves you. I truly believe that God will use this tragedy to bring the people of Haiti to Him in greater numbers. Thank you for all you are doing in His name!

  282. Mary Rodriguez January 30, 2010

    Dear Compassion Haiti Staff,
    All of you are being prayed for in Bethlehem, PA. I know that our God will give you strength, sustenance, courage, renewed spirits, rest, peace and hope. God does not withhold any good thing from those who love Him. All of you are demonstrating your love for Him through your every action during this difficult time in Haiti. Psalm 91 is a rock for you to stand on. I wish I could be present with you and stroke my hand down the side of your faces and tell you that God is so proud of what you are doing to help His people in the midst of all the chaos. However, Jesus Christ is surrounding all of you with his arms and bringing his warmth and love to all of you because you are sacrificing yourselves in His name. Never forget that you are precious in His eyes! May you feel the love of Christ every moment of the day and night. Know that each and every thing you do you have been doing to Christ with love! Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ when so many like me can not actually be present to help. Rise up and know that you are the sons and daughter of the almighty God!
    With extreme humbleness I am your sister in Christ. Mary

  283. Eileen January 30, 2010

    You are the true hands and feet of Jesus as you help so many each day. Please know that we are praying for you and you do not do this alone. I’m so sorry for your personal loss and pray that God will give you the abundant comfort and strength that you need to get through each moment.

    “Do not be afraid for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God.I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” -Isaiah 41:10

  284. Barbara Blum January 30, 2010

    Dearest Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
    I pray that the Lord comforts and strengthens you and gives you His peace that surpasses all understanding. May you receive His wisdom as you minister to those in need. Know that the Lord is beside you during this difficult time. I pray that your faith is strengthened as you serve your fellow man and ultimately our Lord. God Bless all of you!

  285. Beth January 30, 2010

    Thank you for being the advocates for Compassion. I am sorry for the loss you have experienced. I am praying for you and that you will experience healing from your grief.

  286. Rod Caldwell January 30, 2010

    Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

    May our Lord bless you and your work at this most difficult time. Thank you for the love you demonstrate as you face so many challenges. May the Lord give you peace and grace as you bring so much comfort to the afflicted.

  287. Drew January 30, 2010

    It’s servants like you who display the reality of a kind, loving and compassionate God to a lost and searching world. May the Lord bless you all and keep you strong and encouraged. You are in our prayers continually.

    Thank you!

  288. paulette malinowski January 29, 2010

    Dear Compassion Haiti staff,
    The work that you are currently doing, due to the earthquake, has got to be some of the most heartbreaking work there is. I am so grateful to our dear Lord & Savior for you & people like you who have the faith to continue on, even in the face of tragedy and know you are there truly to do God’s work, and sharing God’s love. May God continue to Bless you all as well as those you are helping. My heart & prayers are with you! Paulette

  289. Cheryl Euse January 29, 2010

    Your faithfulness and dedication, during a time that words cannot describe and feelings cannot imagine, is certainly the Lord living in you and ministering through you. Thank you for being there from all of us who would so like to be there to help, in Jesus’ name!! May our prayers cause you to feel the Lord’s presence, guidance and peace. God bless you immensely for what you are doing for the “least of these”.

  290. Rene Hurlocker January 29, 2010

    Thank you so much for being Jesus’s hands and feet. May The God comfort comfort you and give you his peace that passes all understanding. Thanks again. Blessings, Rene

  291. David Canham January 29, 2010

    Dear Haiti Staff,

    You are the workers of Christ and carry his Blessings with you as you give his healing touch. Keep up the good work of our Lord Jesus Christ and may you be Blessed in everything you do.

  292. Alison Nelson January 29, 2010

    Dear Compassion Haiti staff,
    I can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through in Haiti right now. Thank you for everything you are doing to minister to the dear Compassion children and their families. We are so greateful for the updates you are sending back to us through Compassion. May the God of all comfort give you strength and peace as continue to serve him! We will continue to lift you up in prayer.

  293. Kristin January 29, 2010

    Haiti staff,

    We cannot be there with you physically, we but we are with you in prayer. God sees your hearts – both your immense courage, generosity, and compassion for others, and your own fear and suffering. He will not leave you alone. You are loved and prayed for, and though it may not feel like it in the midst of such enormous need, you are making a significant difference.

  294. Jean Catenazzo January 29, 2010

    May God richly bless you with His grace and strength to accomplish the task He has called you to. I pray that you will receive His comfort and healing as you struggle through your own personal losses as well as those around you. Thank you for all your faithful work.

  295. Ben and Kristen Klinger January 29, 2010

    Haiti Staff:

    Our hearts are grieved. We are praying for you daily. May you feel the God Of All Comfort near you. May His Peace that passes understanding guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. May He strengthen you and draw you close to Himself. Dear brothers and sisters in Haiti – when one part of the body grieves we all grieve. We are with you as one body, one mind in Christ. We love you.
    In His Grip,
    Kristen and Ben Klinger

  296. Luke January 29, 2010

    Dear brothers and sisters,
    I love you! Thanks for being willing. With many smiles, -luke

  297. Cindy Minnich January 29, 2010

    Dear Haiti Staff,

    Praying this verse for you all– I John 4:16, “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.” During this valley of the shadow of death, may you KNOW and RELY on His love for you. And our love, too!

  298. Victoria Welch January 29, 2010

    We are praying for God’s super natural power to help you through this crisis, for his protection, and provision. For your families, for your mental health, for your energy and health, we pray that God puts a hedge of protection over all the workers for Compassion and for all the children that Compassion encompasses. May it be so, in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen. Love the Welch Family ~ Seattle, WA

  299. Julie January 29, 2010

    We continue to pray for you. The Lord sees all that you are doing and knows that you are feeding his lambs, caring for his sheep, and feeding his sheep as He asked Peter to do before He went to heaven. He sees you loving Him every time you shoew love to others. Bless you! Thank you for taking care of so many.

  300. Joyce A. Mez January 29, 2010

    May God Bless each of you-giving you strength, courage and hope. You are in my prayers.

  301. Anne Fitz January 29, 2010

    I feel so helpless knowing your needs are so immense. The Lord hears your prayers and I just wish I knew how to be more specific for your needs. So this is what I am going pray for: food for your weak, safety for your weak, good weather, plenty of clean water and courage from the strongest.

  302. Mark Collins January 29, 2010

    Dear Compassion Haiti Staff,

    Just wanted to let you know that I’ll be praying for you…

    God bless,
    Mark

  303. Chrissy Clark January 29, 2010

    May God uphold you in this time of need, and provide you with the strength to continue in the relief effort.

  304. yl January 29, 2010

    hi guys, may He strengthen u to work mightily for Him and His purposes. take heart and be strong!!!! :)

    Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. – Ephesians 6:10

  305. Tke Kelly’s January 29, 2010

    Ephesians 2:10
    For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

  306. Miller January 29, 2010

    May God give you His peace and comfort. May He bless the works of your hands and comfort you as only He knows how.

    God Bless You all!

  307. Troy T Yamaguchi January 29, 2010

    ALL GLORY TO MY GREAT GOD JESUS BIND BLOOD JESUS FIRE HOLY SPIRIT KINGDOM OF GOD MERCY GRACE OF GOD IN HAITI

  308. M Kealy January 29, 2010

    Bonjour mes cheres freres :)
    Last Sunday morning I heard this Psalm being read on the radio…and it resonated in my heart how it applied to you at this time. I pray it comforts your soul as you continue your loving work in His name,

    Psaume 145
    1Louange. De David. Je t’exalterai, ô mon Dieu, mon roi! Et je bénirai ton nom à toujours et à perpétuité.
    2Chaque jour je te bénirai, Et je célébrerai ton nom à toujours et à perpétuité.

    3L’Éternel est grand et très digne de louange, Et sa grandeur est insondable.

    4Que chaque génération célèbre tes oeuvres, Et publie tes hauts faits!

    5Je dirai la splendeur glorieuse de ta majesté; Je chanterai tes merveilles.

    6On parlera de ta puissance redoutable, Et je raconterai ta grandeur.

    7Qu’on proclame le souvenir de ton immense bonté, Et qu’on célèbre ta justice!

    8L’Éternel est miséricordieux et compatissant, Lent à la colère et plein de bonté.

    9L’Éternel est bon envers tous, Et ses compassions s’étendent sur toutes ses oeuvres.

    10Toutes tes oeuvres te loueront, ô Éternel! Et tes fidèles te béniront.

    11Ils diront la gloire de ton règne, Et ils proclameront ta puissance,

    12Pour faire connaître aux fils de l’homme ta puissance Et la splendeur glorieuse de ton règne.

    13Ton règne est un règne de tous les siècles, Et ta domination subsiste dans tous les âges.

    14L’Éternel soutient tous ceux qui tombent, Et il redresse tous ceux qui sont courbés.

    15Les yeux de tous espèrent en toi, Et tu leur donnes la nourriture en son temps.

    16Tu ouvres ta main, Et tu rassasies à souhait tout ce qui a vie.

    17L’Éternel est juste dans toutes ses voies, Et miséricordieux dans toutes ses oeuvres.

    18L’Éternel est près de tous ceux qui l’invoquent, De tous ceux qui l’invoquent avec sincérité;

    19Il accomplit les désirs de ceux qui le craignent, Il entend leur cri et il les sauve.

    20L’Éternel garde tous ceux qui l’aiment, Et il détruit tous les méchants.

    21Que ma bouche publie la louange de l’Éternel, Et que toute chair bénisse son saint nom, A toujours et à perpétuité!

  309. Penni Anderson January 29, 2010

    Dear staff,
    Thank you all so much for your service to the Lord in Haiti. Praise god! I pray for you and your families, for the sponsored children, for the many grieving in Haiti and for those injured and suffering. May God continue to shine His light in your lives and lift you up in your pain. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!
    He is good.

  310. Sarah January 29, 2010

    Dear Compassion Haiti staff,
    The amazing faith of the Haitian people has been shining through despite everything. It is truly an inspiration to the rest of us – thank you, Haiti! I believe that in the coming months and years, a newer and brighter Haiti will emerge – filled with even more examples of your enduring faith and love of God.
    Please rejoice in the small blessings that you receive each day and in the small accomplishments. I can tell you the value of this from personal experience. Several years ago, we had a major house fire and were forced to live elsewhere for 6 months while the house was being rebuilt. While the gravity of this situation was nothing in comparison to what you all are experiencing, I did learn the importance of rejoicing in small accomplishments. Sometimes it was too difficult or too overwhelming to look at everything that needed to be done, and I learned to set small (and realistic) goals that would fill me with the joy of accomplishment. Together the small things will add up to something big. This is my prayer for you.

  311. Karan January 29, 2010

    You are being prayed for in Saint Louis, Missouri! Our church is holding a prayer, worship night, tonight just for you. We are sending you more HOPE through prayer and donations to Compassion International. May you feel God’s love surrounding you from Saint Louis tonight, we will be starting at 9:00PM your time, Friday January 29th. May God continue to hold you closely.

  312. Chuck Anderson January 29, 2010

    Dear Compassion Haiti Staff,
    Please keep Christ in your hearts during this difficult time. May he richly bless you and give you encouragement and comfort as you continue to do God’s work in the midst of the chaos and devastation. The difference you make in the lives of these children is immeasurable.

  313. Cynthia Meade January 28, 2010

    Thank you for all that your doing over there. There are not enough words to express what happened , but i would like you all to know we are behind you 110% ! Keep showing the people the love of god!!!!! again Thank you!!!

  314. jennifer January 28, 2010

    I am so grateful to all of you for continuing to serve God and the church while your hearts are so broken. I can’t imagine the pain that you feel and the things that you’ve seen. Know that our God is a faithful, loving God who sees your faithfulness and will reward it. Keep your hearts focused on him and just take everything one day at a time. Don’t get overwhelmed by what may be looming in the future, just live in today. I love you all and I am praying for you.

  315. Yvonne Berry January 28, 2010

    May the Lord pray comfort you in your loss. Throught the devastation, I pray you would be a light to the Haitian people.

  316. Sherri January 27, 2010

    You all are on my heart and mind every day. Please know that you have been in my prayers since the moment I heard of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. I have prayed for our sponsored child, her family and all of you! I am so glad to hear that God has spared your lives, but hurt for the pain you are living in as you continue to serve our Lord, and as you continue to search for word of the precious children that we sponsor and love as Jesus loves, from a world a way!! All I know, is that God is in control, and He is the Great I AM!!

  317. Leslie Payne January 27, 2010

    Praying for you every day.
    Thank you for being the hands and feet to love the children we sponsor. If any of you know Appary (HA-721) please give her a special hug from me.
    Thank you all,
    Leslie Payne

  318. M Kealy January 27, 2010

    Ésaïe 31:5Comme des oiseaux déploient les ailes sur leur couvée, Ainsi l’Éternel des armées étendra sa protection sur Jérusalem; Il protégera et délivrera, Il épargnera et sauvera.
    Luc 12:7 Bien plus: même les cheveux de votre tête sont comptés. N’ayez aucune crainte, car vous avez plus de valeur que toute une volée de moineaux.
    Psaume 31:2-5 O Eternel, en toi j’ai un refuge: épargne-moi toujours de connaître la honte! Délivre-moi
    incline vers moi ton oreille! Viens vite! Viens me délivrer! Sois pour moi un rocher entouré de murailles, une solide forteresse où je trouverai le salut! Oui, tu es pour moi un rocher, et une forteresse: à cause de ce que tu es, toi, tu me guideras et tu me conduiras. Du piège que l’on m’a tendu tu me feras sortir, puisque tu es ma forteresse.
    Psaume 35:10 Tous mes os diront: Éternel! qui peut, comme toi, Délivrer le malheureux d’un plus fort que lui, Le malheureux et le pauvre de celui qui le dépouille?
    Psaume 91:14 Puisqu’il m’aime, je le délivrerai; Je le protégerai, puisqu’il connaît mon nom.
    Jérémie 15:20 … Car je serai avec toi pour te sauver et te délivrer, Dit l’Éternel.
    Ésaïe 49:16 Voici, je t’ai gravée sur mes mains; Tes murs sont toujours devant mes yeux.
    Éphésiens 3:14-22 A cause de cela, je fléchis les genoux devant le Père, duquel tire son nom toute famille dans les cieux et sur la terre, afin qu’il vous donne, selon la richesse de sa gloire, d’être puissamment fortifiés par son Esprit dans l’homme intérieur, en sorte que Christ habite dans vos coeurs par la foi; afin qu’étant enracinés et fondés dans l’amour, vous puissiez comprendre avec tous les saints quelle est la largeur, la longueur, la profondeur et la hauteur, et connaître l’amour de Christ, qui surpasse toute connaissance, en sorte que vous soyez remplis jusqu’à toute la plénitude de Dieu. Or, à celui qui peut faire, par la puissance qui agit en nous, infiniment au delà de tout ce que nous demandons ou pensons, à lui soit la gloire dans l’Église et en Jésus Christ, dans toutes les générations, aux siècles des siècles! Amen!

    Do not grow weary in doing good,God Almighty, the Creator of the Universe has chosen you to reap an eternal harvest at this time…and it will be everlasting!
    People are still praying, people are still remembering you all in the late hours of the night, the early hours of the morning, the hot hours under the sun as you toil for Him.
    Blessings on you!

  319. Jennifer Smith January 27, 2010

    “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited Me in, I needed clothes and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me…I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.” – Matt 25

    So thankful for all that you’re doing!

  320. Kerry Kormos January 27, 2010

    May God Bless you richly with all things and keep you in his grace and faithfulness. I pray that mighty angels are released to your aid to minister to you all. My heart aches for you people and for our children and their families as well as all the people of Haiti. Lord….I ask you to move mountains and work your awesome miracles on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Supply all their needs in abundance oh great God and Saviour and turn what the devil intends for evil into good. In Jesus mighty and holy name I beseech you Father!

  321. Michelle January 26, 2010

    Praying…..Thank you for all that you do …. You ARE making a difference. We DO appreciate it. Thank you….

  322. M Kealy January 26, 2010

    My dear brothers and sisters, I pray these verses remind you of God’s tender care for you. I pray it will encourage your hearts and relieve your minds,and bring you a peace that passes understanding as The Comforter embraces you.
    2 Corinthiens 1:3 Béni soit Dieu, le Père de notre Seigneur Jésus Christ, le Père des miséricordes et le Dieu de toute consolation!!

    We are still with you, we know you must be so weary…Galates 6:9 Ne nous lassons pas de faire le bien; car nous moissonnerons au TEMPS CONVENABLE, si nous ne nous relâchons pas.
    Be of good cheer, Rassurez-vous,Prends courage; HE HAS CHOSEN YOU to reap a harvest for His Kingdom that will be everlasting…

    Ésaïe 31:5Comme des oiseaux déploient les ailes sur leur couvée, Ainsi l’Éternel des armées étendra sa protection sur Jérusalem; Il protégera et délivrera, Il épargnera et sauvera.

    Luc 12:7 Bien plus: même les cheveux de votre tête sont comptés. N’ayez aucune crainte, car vous avez plus de valeur que toute une volée de moineaux.

    Psaume 31:2-5 O Eternel, en toi j’ai un refuge: épargne-moi toujours de connaître la honte! Délivre-moi
    incline vers moi ton oreille! Viens vite! Viens me délivrer! Sois pour moi un rocher entouré de murailles, une solide forteresse où je trouverai le salut! Oui, tu es pour moi un rocher, et une forteresse: à cause de ce que tu es, toi, tu me guideras et tu me conduiras. Du piège que l’on m’a tendu tu me feras sortir, puisque tu es ma forteresse.

    Psaume 35:10 Tous mes os diront: Éternel! qui peut, comme toi, Délivrer le malheureux d’un plus fort que lui, Le malheureux et le pauvre de celui qui le dépouille?

    Psaume 91:14 Puisqu’il m’aime, je le délivrerai; Je le protégerai, puisqu’il connaît mon nom.

    Jérémie 15:20 … Car je serai avec toi pour te sauver et te délivrer, Dit l’Éternel.

    Ésaïe 49:16 Voici, je t’ai gravée sur mes mains; Tes murs sont toujours devant mes yeux.

    Éphésiens 3:14-22 A cause de cela, je fléchis les genoux devant le Père, duquel tire son nom toute famille dans les cieux et sur la terre, afin qu’il vous donne, selon la richesse de sa gloire, d’être puissamment fortifiés par son Esprit dans l’homme intérieur, en sorte que Christ habite dans vos coeurs par la foi; afin qu’étant enracinés et fondés dans l’amour, vous puissiez comprendre avec tous les saints quelle est la largeur, la longueur, la profondeur et la hauteur, et connaître l’amour de Christ, qui surpasse toute connaissance, en sorte que vous soyez remplis jusqu’à toute la plénitude de Dieu. Or, à celui qui peut faire, par la puissance qui agit en nous, infiniment au delà de tout ce que nous demandons ou pensons, à lui soit la gloire dans l’Église et en Jésus Christ, dans toutes les générations, aux siècles des siècles! Amen!

  323. Beth and Glenn Gaetz January 26, 2010

    We are praying for your strength and comfort through this difficult time. We are so thankful that you are there to help and minister to the children and families of Haiti through their grief and loss. And that you were there to share the message of Jesus’ love and gift of eternal life with many who are now sharing eternal life with Him. We will continue to pray for you in the months ahead.

  324. Joy Higham January 26, 2010

    Seye a ap goumen pou nou. Nou menm, poze san nou. A verse given to me by the boy I sponsor in Haiti, and I give it back to you. That in the midst of your grief, pain, anxiety, and everything that is going on, you may find stillness, and know that God is on your side. Love and our prayers to each and everyone of you. May you know God’s peace and comfort in Jesus name.

  325. Terry Bullard January 26, 2010

    Lifting you up to our Father, that He will see you through. Grow closer to Him. And know we care and pray for you, in ALL that you have went through and all you will face in the future. Our hearts are with you. God Bless. Carry on.

  326. Jennifer Boislard January 26, 2010

    Staff, sponsors and sponsored children,
    Holding you up in prayer. “I can do all things though Christ who strengthens me.” Lean on Him. Take one day at a time. Grieving for you – personally, spiritually and as a nation.
    May you hold hope in your hearts!

  327. Veronika Countryman January 26, 2010

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, I pray for you daily that Jesus would hear your cries and lift you up; that He would strengthen you, do miracles through you, and give you hope for the future. I have committed to not forget about you even as the months and years go by. I know this will be a long, long time of grief for you. I will also remind people around me to be aware of you, pray for you and help you. Love in Jesus’ name.

  328. Beth Baran January 25, 2010

    I saw the photographs of everyone working in the parking lot. I am inspired by all of you! You are overcoming physical obstacles and dealing with emotional upheavels with such grace and love! May God Bless You All!

  329. Vicky Semelhack January 25, 2010

    I pray that each of you will have the physical, spiritual, and emotional strength needed to accomplish all that you have to do.

  330. Arlonne Monroe January 25, 2010

    Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,
    The whole world is grieving along with you at this time. Our hearts are heavy with the tremendous sadness you are carrying. Do know that each email here represents the hearts of many more who love you and care for all that you are going through. You of course understand that life is often unfair, and you have been dealt a huge blow. We pray for you, our family and our church, that you will know that we are here to support you through all the months and years ahead as your country begins the courageous rebuilding. In Christ’s love and in His service, Arlonne

  331. Alison Nommay January 25, 2010

    To all the staff and their families. I pray that you feel the loving arms of Jesus holding you up and carrying you through this time of trial. May He comfort you, give you strength, and fill you with the peace that passes all understanding. Thank you for the tremendous work you are doing and for sharing the love of Christ in the midst of your own hardship. Thank you for caring for my sponsor child John Joseph at 727. Love in Christ, Alison Nommay

  332. Bruce Halen January 24, 2010

    Giddings is at Center 773 in Haiti. From all that I have seen from you, that is not one of the centers affected by the earthquake. For that I am very thankful.

    I am confident that the work being done with Giddings at Center 773 and the many other children at many other centers reflects the good work personified by the life of Jesus.

    My wishes are for the personal well being of Compassion staff and for the children and family that you are serving with the help of our dollars.

    Sincerely,
    Bruce

  333. Jim Phillips January 24, 2010

    Your work to advance God’s Kingdom is appreciated. May He bless you abundantly!

  334. Sandy Monro January 24, 2010

    thank you so much for all the work you do. i pray God will comfort and sustain you at this difficult time. i thank God that my sponsored child in 357 is not on the list but my heart is breaking for all those affected. may God bless you all.

  335. Marianne January 24, 2010

    Your mercy flows like a river wide
    and healing comes from your hands
    suffering children are safe in your arms
    There is none like you
    Dear brothers and sisters,
    as we were singing this song this morning I couldn’t but prayerfully think of you. Be assured that our Heavenly Father sees you; He is full of compassion and will not abandon you. He knows what each one of you needs in your particular situation. Thank you for your great courage as you are serving those entrusted to you. May the Lord comfort you as only He can and give you strength. God bless you all! Our prayers are and will be with you.

  336. Suzanna January 24, 2010

    Hey, in Psalms 56:3-4 it says
    ” When I am afraid I put my trust in you. In God whose word I praise, in God I trust; I am not afraid; what can flesh do to me?” May this be true to you! God’s holding on to all of you and He’s not letting go.
    You are in prayers, blessings from Norway.

  337. Jill Holsinger January 24, 2010

    I continue to lift you and your nation up to the Lord and pray that you are covered with God’s peace, presence and protection. Jesus will never leave us or forsake us. He is with you and is your strength. Lay your burdens and cares at His feet and keep fighting the good fight of faith! Thank you for the work that you do. You are a blessing!

  338. Arha January 24, 2010

    Dear Haiti Staff,
    Out of the mist of darkness God has picked you to be his chosen ones, to be his eyes and hands to help the injured in any way possible. He guides you and gives you the strength you need when you are down and can’t go on. Pray to him, be strong, keep his faith and give thanks from your heart. Bless you all!

  339. Mary Lynne Ketcham January 23, 2010

    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

    Please know that you are heavy on our hearts. So many of us Americans wish we could fly in and help you shoulder the load. I know your hearts are broken by the immense devastation and loss of life. Even though we can’t be there to help in the physical realm we are lifting you to the Lord and asking that He gives you the grace you need for each day, hour and moment. I pray that you will continually remember to allow the Lord to share this heavy yoke with you and seek Him for strength.

    Much love from a sister in Christ.

  340. Diana N Shaw January 23, 2010

    God bless you all! All our hearts and prayers are with you, although we know we cannot begin to imagine what you are enduring. It is amazing that you can continue to function in the midst of such tragic loss and difficulty. We know that you are holding fast to the Lord at every moment to sustain you, and we will pray with you for His constant support and comfort!

  341. Jeanne Hochstetler January 23, 2010

    Brothers and sisters in Christ,
    God is holding you in the palm of his hand…He loves each and everyone of you. Be strong in the Lord and know he will not leave you or forsake you. You all are in our prayers day and night.

  342. Kelly January 23, 2010

    “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother”. “Be strong and courageous”, my brothers and sisters in Christ. You are an encouragement to me.

  343. Sarah Aiyar January 23, 2010

    Dear Lord,

    We praise you for the work of the Compassion staff as they teach the children about Jesus and his great love for everyone. During this difficult time, we expectantly ask you to give our Compassion family comfort, strength and meet our needs according to your glorious riches in Christ Jesus. We pray this in order that we may live a life that will please you. We pray for our Compassion family to continue to do deeds that bear good fruit; we want to continue to grow in the knowledge of you Lord. We thank you for strengthening us and our dear family in Haiti.

    In Jesus’ name,
    Amen

  344. Karin Carlson January 23, 2010

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your families and your friends during these difficult days. We share your loss as a part of the family of God, but also rejoice in the hope we have in being part of that family of believers. How thankful I am that we do not grieve without a hope. I know that someday I will meet you!!!! What a blessed future we have!!

  345. Debbie Rollins January 23, 2010

    As a family that is worrying about an unkown sponsored child’s fate, please know that we are ever grateful for the work you are doing on behalf of all of us that care deeply about the suffering and devasation in Haiti. May our thoughts and prayers from afar reach your ears. May our support and love reach your hearts. And with God, may we lift you up to continue to do the important work you are doing. May God sustain you with strength, encourage you with hope, and fill you with the peace that comes when you know you’ve done all that you could of done and the rest is up to God. God Bless you All!
    Debbie Rollins

  346. Lisa January 23, 2010

    Thank you, bless you all for being His hands and feet.
    I’ll keep praying…..

  347. Kim January 23, 2010

    I sponsor a child in the Phillipines through Compassion and I want to thank you for your work in Haiti. I can’t even imagine what it is like there and what you are going through. I am praying for you to have strength in this time.

  348. Mary January 23, 2010

    You are my brothers, you are my sisters. I pray for each and every one of you. I know that one of the staff members in Haiti did not survive, I pray for her children, and husband.

    I pray for David’s family as he is still missing. I pray for all staff who are working so hard to find the children and their families under such discouraging circumstances. I pray for the relief efforts, and that lives will be saved.

    The exciting news is that our God is bigger than this disaster and His glory will shine through it all!!!

  349. Jan Fincher January 22, 2010

    Dear Precious Brothers and Sisters,
    My husband and I have prayed many times this last year for the people of Haiti. We’ve talked about how life is so difficult there, about the plight of the restaviks, and we’ve thanked God for each of you who are there being the hands and feet of Christ, meeting the physical needs while pointing them to the Living Bread that will satisfy their hunger for eternity. Thank you for the work that you did representing Christ before the earthquake and thank you for your faithfulness to continue that work, no matter how heartbreaking, now. May the peace of God guard and strengthen your hearts in all that you encounter. Know that you were born for this work, at this specific time and that you have all that you need to complete it. Those whose earthly lives are finished are precious to God and they stand in that great crowd of witnesses encouraging you on. We may never meet here, but we’ll have much to talk about when we, ourselves, join them. Much love to you all,
    Glenn and Jan Fincher
    Decatur, Alabama, USA

  350. Jennifer January 22, 2010

    My dear brothers and sisters in Haiti, I thank God for every one of you and pray He gives you comfort and “the peace that passes all understanding”. I can’t imagine what you are enduring. I promise to continue to lift you in prayer.

  351. Judith January 22, 2010

    My heart grieves for the people of Haiti, but especially for the poor children. I have prayed and prayed for all of them, and most certainly for the boy that I sponsor, Jacob, his family and all of the people who give so much through their work with Compassion. May God comfort and protect all of you and give you strength to face the days ahead. The Lord be with you.

  352. Mick January 22, 2010

    Praying that our awesome God who is the God of all comfort will wrap His arms around you in the aftermath of this terrible earthquake. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ and the faithful servants of His love.

  353. Sally January 22, 2010

    Thank you for your great work. May the Lord help you and make you strong. I sponsor a child in Kenya, but I look forward to sponsoring an additional child in Haiti.

  354. Mais-oui Kealy January 22, 2010

    Guilbaud!

    What a blessing you are to your team as the shepherd of such a flock of ‘soldiers of the faith’ and ‘warriors for the Lord’.
    It is ‘for such a time as this’ that God has equipped you to be the Country Director. Even at a young age He prepared you for this moment…when you and your brother were away at school and you were caring for the daily needs of meals and laundry and study…as a mere child yourself…the Lord was training you for this very moment.

    No “5 year plan” could prepare anyone for such an event, yet the testimony of the teamwork, the care you all have for your partners and children and each other, the appreciation you have for those who send you supplies…all these things bring Glory to God’s name…we, the watching world, cannot help but say: Look HOW they love one another!

    Guilbaud, you are a hero I just listened to the ‘conference call update’ and Edouard described how you rescued your sister and her children…I think of the verse:
    Psalm 91:14 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

    Guilbaud, please know–without a doubt, and express to your family and your team, that
    we LOVE you,
    we are WITH you,
    We are approaching the very throne of the King of Kings to remind Him of His faithful servants,these dear Children of the King, and we thank Him for his gracious promise:
    * to supply ALL your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus,
    * to give you strength to do ALL things
    * to give you wisdom,liberally and without reproach
    **to HOLD YOU BY YOUR RIGHT HAND (Psalm 139:10 Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me).

    You are on our hearts and minds at all times, we are praying without ceasing…all around the world, from the east of Canada to the heart of Argentina,we are interceding for you all… and we are PROUD of you…

  355. Rebecca Hanak January 22, 2010

    Thank you for all that you are doing to help the people of Haiti. I am so sorry for your losses. Even in the midst of your own personal losses you are still serving God. He is a mighty God and I know that He loves each one of you. He sees your sacrifices and the struggles that you are facing. He will persevere and He will reign over all. God I ask that you fill these workers with your strength and healing and that they would feel your presence in all situations. Keep them safe and help them to be a light to those who have lost so much. Lord shine your light and love on all of Haiti. May the country of Haiti come out of this tragedy stronger than ever before. May all the glory be to you God. Bless these workers. Amen.

  356. Kaye January 22, 2010

    You are being held in prayers my dear brothers and sisters. You are a light in the darkness around you! You are the hope in the hopelessness that surrounds you. You carry inside of you the answer to every questions. You have Jesus….”Arise and shine for your light has come!!” Blessings to you in great measure….as individuals as a Compassion ministry!!

  357. Amy January 22, 2010

    Thank you so much for what you’re doing to bless others! I pray that you would feel God’s comfort and peace in the midst of your own pain…

  358. Diane January 22, 2010

    There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of Haiti and the brave people there, I especially think of Compassion. Stay strong in the Lord my fellow brothers and sisters. I will pray for you.

  359. Bethany January 22, 2010

    Dear staff,

    The Haiti prayer team is lifting you all up in prayer. Please know that we are praying for you daily. Thank you for serving even during your own personal loss. I pray God’s hand of protection and His arms of comfort for you. You are not alone.

    Serving an AMAZING God,
    the Haitie prayer team

  360. redheadkate January 22, 2010

    Praying three specific things for all of you:
    – That the Lord your God will tell you where to go and what to do (Jeremiah 42:3)
    – That the Lord will quiet you with His love and rejoice over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17)
    – That when your hearts are overwhelmed, He will lead you to the rock that is higher than us (Psalm 61:2)

  361. Brooke January 22, 2010

    Thinking about you all and grieving with you every second of every day. I pray that God gives you the strength to continue and I thank God for you.

  362. Laurie Fahey January 22, 2010

    I’m praying for each of you in Haiti! Thank you for ministering to the people when we cannot physically be there ~ being HIS hands, feet, kindness & love to those in Haiti.
    Love Laurie Fahey

  363. Khwan January 22, 2010

    It’s hard to believe that happened. But everything is in God’s time and we are all in His plan. He knows how you feel and knows that you can go through this situation by His strength and His power.
    You are in my prayer.

  364. Joanne Marino January 22, 2010

    You are all doing a wonderful thing for the kingdom of God. You are touching the heart of God when you reach out to people
    in need. Praying for the Holy Spirit to strenghten you and comfort your heart. “Don’t grow
    weary in well doing”. God is your rock and refuge. His eye is
    upon you as you do His work. Be
    strong in the Lord and know that
    your brothers & sisters are
    interceding for you.

  365. Cam January 22, 2010

    God of this City by Chris Tomlin
    May it encourage you who the God we serve is to your city!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHNrsGfsPpQ

  366. Deirdra Hammer January 22, 2010

    May our God of all comfort be with you all during this time of great personal loss. Thank you for all your help to those other families who are in such great need. Know that God is in control even now. I thank God for those who have been rescued and who will still be rescued at this time. Your great faith and the faith of other Christians in Haiti is an amazing witness to our Lord Jesus in this broken world. God bless you all and hold you close.
    Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverence the LOrd will bring today. The Lord will fight for you and you will need only be still” – Exodus 14:13
    May God’s peace be with you now and in the days to come. God knows your sorrows and hears your prayers. May He give you great strenght and comfort. Thank you for everything.

  367. Diane January 22, 2010

    I’m so sorry for all your personal losses. I can’t imagine what all you are going through, in all the different areas you have to deal with, and yet you’re faithful.
    Please know you’re not alone, as I and many others have you in our thoughts and prayers continually.
    Take care of yourself, that you not overdo and have more problems.
    In the name of Jesus, I am praying for you and yours to be strong in this tremendous adversity you face.
    Diane

  368. Sherry January 22, 2010

    “O Lord allow all that are in Haiti,lie down and sleep in peace, Help them know You alone
    O LORD, make them dwell in safety.Ps 4:8. Lord you know the needs of every person and I pray You will tend to their needs like a shepherd:
    gathering them like lambs in his arms and carring them close
    to Your heart…and gently lead them as they lead those that
    have young.Is 40:11

    Praying God’s peace among sadness, praying for miracles of multiplied water and food and meds. like the feeding of the 5000…may He who reigns with Love and power, be close to all.

  369. David and Greta Stanley January 21, 2010

    Our hearts have been with you since we visited Haiti in 1998 with Grace Community Church from Greensboro, NC. Ephriam, we are praying for your health and that of your precious family. We have two sponsored boys and thank you SO MUCH for letting God’s beautiful Spirit work through your pain. He will sustain you. He holds you tenderly close to his heart. You are his glorious creation. We walk beside you and pray daily. Our deep love to each of you, beautiful Haitian family.

  370. Amanda January 21, 2010

    You all are in our constant thoughts and prayers. My hope is that through this tragedy, good will come to all the people of Haiti as the world reaches out to help the least of these. As the song “The Prayer” goes;
    We pray You’ll be our eyes,
    and watch us where we go,
    and teach us to be wise
    in times when we don’t know. Let this be our prayer
    when we lose our way.
    Lead us to a place,
    guide us with Your grace, to a place where we’ll be safe.
    We pray we’ll find Your light
    and hold it in our hearts
    when darkness fall each night
    remind us where You are.
    Let this be our prayer
    when shadows fill our day.
    Lead us to a place,
    guide us with your grace,
    give us faith so we’ll be safe.
    May God provide for all your needs!

  371. Suzanne MacConnell January 21, 2010

    Thank you so much for the service you are giving to the people of Haiti. You are beacons of God’s love to the people who are suffering. I pray for you continually throughout each day. I will put another check in the mail tomorrow–the second that my husband and I have been able to give since we learned of the earthquake. God bless you and keep you in His care.

  372. Jonathan & Bethany Seeley January 21, 2010

    Dear Compassion brothers & sisters in Haiti,

    Our hearts have been broken by the tragedy there. We have prayed and given and pray especially for our sponsored child Rose Phedeline. Praying for God’s healing touch upon each of you and all the children of Haiti,

    Jonathan & Bethany

  373. Barbara Ferraro January 21, 2010

    To all of Compassion Staff of Haiti, and to all Haitians who have survived and have possibly lost family members and friends, I consider you all my brothers and sisters and I extend my sincere sympathy along with hopes and prayers that God will give you the strength and courage to endure all that has happened to you and your country with the knowledge that God has you in the palms of His hands and that He will enable you to do all that you need to do in the days ahead. Be comforted by the knowledge that God does love Haiti and its people and that He cares for each and every one of

    God bless you all

  374. mary johnson January 21, 2010

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ ~ You are heroes! You are being lifted up to the throne of God as I write this. I am still awaiting news of my little Beltschtsar at HA-254. Daily I pray for his safety and for your hearts and spirits. You are the body of Christ to your people. May your feet move swiftly; Your hands gently; and may your grieving spirits be soothed and nourished as you minister in the name of our Lord Jesus. And may you, yourselves, find rest and comfort amidst chaos. ~ mary

  375. pendy January 21, 2010

    Praying for you and all of the people of Haiti. The work you are doing is so important and having to do it in the face of devastation and sorrow, well, only through God is this possible.

  376. Molly Piper January 21, 2010

    Seeing your staff picture brings tears to my eyes. “Just look at all these strong men and women of God!”

    2 Corinthians 4: 16-18
    So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

    I know this affliction does not feel light or momentary. My heart aches with you as we bear these afflictions unto eternity, where we will surely meet our precious Lord & Savior, and be greeted by the saints who have gone before. Press on, dear brothers and sisters. Press on.

  377. Jim Porett January 21, 2010

    Haiti Brothers and Sisters in Christ – You are in my prayers. May the Lord comfort you as you grieve, give you strength for the work He has called you to and provide all that you need. May His peace that passes all understanding wash over you during this time. Know that many people, all over the world cry out to God in prayer for you daily. I pray each of you have a renewed, deeper sense of hope that we have in Jesus than ever before.

  378. Catherine Tucek January 21, 2010

    Never forget that God is not unaware of you – you personally, your sorrow, your tragedy.

    “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

    That is about you.

  379. Melissa Benson January 21, 2010

    I am grieving with you over the loss of your loved ones and standing with those in prayer.May God give you His strength, comfort and peace as you continue to do the work He has called you to do.I want to thank you personally for everything you have done and continue to do for our Compassion families.

  380. Kaitlyn January 21, 2010

    Father,
    I truly cannot fathom the greatness of this disaster. IT is hard at times to keep faith and remember Romans 8:28 “All things work together for those who love Him”, but my prayer is simply that YOU will be glorified endlessly. I do pray specifically for the Compassion workers as well as their families and friends. May they be blessed by their love and selflessness. Thank you Lord for being our Foundation and Rock. Until the Whole World Hears…

  381. Callie Priest January 21, 2010

    May He who gives all strength and power be faithful to provide you with what you need to carry on. Thank you for your commitment to the Gospel and to the many lives you are serving.

  382. Jessica January 21, 2010

    You have been heavy on my heart this past week or so. I want you to know that since I cannot be there to get my hands dirty helping out, that I have been praying dilligently. I pray that you will be able to find peace in this suffering from our God who is so much bigger than anything we can imagine. I pray for healing. I pray for boldness. But most importantly I pray that the people of Haiti, will come to know our God who can give them true joy in the midst of sorrow.

  383. H Servante January 21, 2010

    But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

  384. Linda Steward January 21, 2010

    Dear Brothers and Sisters:
    May God’s grace be sufficient for all that you need during this time of crisis. I pray that God will uphold your every effort with his strong right hand and bless the sacrifice you make on behalf of the children and all of us who have not the opportunity, the inclination or time to join you in your work. I know that God is with you. May you look at every rescue as a miracle sent directly from His hand to encourage you and show you that He is with you and that your are operating in His will and purpose right now. May you be filled with his peace everyday. It is my prayer that as you comfort others, you will also be comforted.

  385. Gail January 21, 2010

    This situation, while very sad, is one where I keep having to thank God.

    Thank God for every miracle survivor. Thank God that the Compassion building is still standing. Thank God for the decades of hard work you have all put into building connections, ministering to families, seeing kids and families saved for eternity, developing an infrastructure that is invaluable at a time like this. Your labours are bearing fruit right now like never before. Praise the Lord!

    I also thank God for the hope that this crisis gives Haiti. Hope that He will make it replace that which was lost with so much better than there was before. May the world not forget Haiti until the nation is totally rebuilt. Hope that this will turn many Haitian hearts to Christ.

    Thanks for the awesome testimonies of Haitians singing God’s praises in the middle of this devistation being proclaimed in news around the world.

    So while my heart is heavy as I share your sorrow I can also see God’s hand moving mightily through you all and that causes me to thank Him and you.

    Thank you!

  386. Jennie, UK January 21, 2010

    Dear brothers and sisters

    Isaiah 58:12 Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities. Then you will become known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes.

    Matthew 16:18 Now I say to you that you are Peter and upon this rock I will build my church and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.

    We pray that God will enable you His church to rebuild not only it’s physical walls but also the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit, His people by bringing hope in the face of such tragedy.

  387. J Dean January 21, 2010

    Praying the Lord’s mighty and healing presence with each of you and all throughout your city, praying His protection and provision and comfort, standing with you in faith and believing His promises for His children…He will never leave you or forsake you, you are His beloved, chosen people, you are not alone. Psalm 91:4 “He will cover you with his feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge;His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”

  388. Cam January 21, 2010

    I am so thankful for each and everyone of you for all you do. My husband and I had the privilege of meeting Thimothee from PAP, Israel, Israel’s mom, and a precious lady from Chantal in 2008 during our individual visit with our boy in Haiti. It was such a blessing and we got some amazing photos of that time together. I always introduce them as my extended family.
    Psalm 147:3 He heals the broken hearted, binding up their wounds. Sòm 147:3 (Haitian Creole Version)
    3L’ap bay moun ki nan gwo lapenn yo kouraj. L’ap geri moun ki blese yo.
    I am praying the Lord heals your hearts!

    Another favorite verse when I am struggling is Romans 5…
    Ròm 5
    1¶ Koulye a, paske nou gen konfyans nan Bondye, Bondye fè nou gras, n’ap viv san kè sote ak Bondye, gremesi Jezikri, Seyè nou an.

    2Paske nou gen konfyans nan li, Jezi fè nou antre nan favè Bondye. Epi n’ap kenbe fèm kote nou kanpe a. Nou pa manke kontan paske nou gen espwa resevwa pa nou nan pouvwa Bondye a ansanm avèk li.

    3Nou pa manke kontan menm lè n’ap soufri.

    4Poukisa? Paske nou konnen lè n’ap soufri sa fè nou gen pasyans. Lè nou gen pasyans konsa, sa ban nou kouraj pou nou soufri. Plis nou gen kouraj, se plis nou gen espwa.

    5Espwa sa a p’ap janm twonpe nou, paske Bondye te fè nou wè jan l’ renmen nou lè li ban nou Sentespri li.

    6¶ Se konsa, lè nou pa t’ kapab fè anyen pou tèt pa nou, Kris la mouri pou tout moun ki meprize Bondye, nan tan Bondye te fikse pou sa te rive a.

    7Se pa fasil pou ou jwenn yon moun asepte mouri pou yon nonm ki gen rezon. Ou ta ka jwenn yonn konsa ki ta gen kouraj mouri pou yon nonm debyen.

    8Sou pwen sa a, Bondye moutre nou jan li renmen nou anpil; paske nou t’ap fè peche toujou lè Kris la mouri pou nou.

    9Se paske li bay san li pou nou kifè koulye a Bondye fè nou gras. Nou pa bezwen mande si Kris la p’ap delivre nou tou anba kòlè Bondye.

    10Nou te lènmi ak Bondye lè Pitit Bondye a mouri pou l’ te fè nou byen ak Bondye ankò. Koulye a nou se zanmi Bondye, nou pa bezwen mande si lavi Pitit Bondye a p’ap delivre nou.

    11Epi se pa sa sèlman. Nou jwenn tout plezi nou nan Bondye, gremesi Jezikri, Seyè nou an, ki fè nou byen ak Bondye ankò depi koulye a.
    (Creole version from http://www.biblegateway.com)

  389. Kara January 21, 2010

    Praying for all of you as you minister to those around you…and as you deal with this tragedy yourselves. May God pour out his blessings, comfort, peace, and healing all over each and every one of you!

  390. Sandra January 21, 2010

    Dear Haiti’s family: You are in my heart, mind and prayers.

    You are God’s hands and voice. God has given you strenght.

    Odnel Petit: All the curriculum team love you and we wait news from you.

  391. Chris Giovagnoni January 21, 2010

    Amy,

    Raising the subject of the Haiti earthquake with children you sponsor in other countries is alright, especially if you use it as a teaching and encouragement opportunity.

  392. Becky January 21, 2010

    I have been praying for all of you in Haiti working diligently in the face of such grief and devastation of your country. I am praying for God to strengthen you for the tasks at hand. We know that God provides comfort to those who mourn as clearly all of you are in this challenging situation. Thank you for being the hands and feet of God to those needing assistance (including yourselves) in the difficult time. Please know that not only are the children Compassion assists not far from our minds, but those people working to help the children are also in our thoughts and prayers.

  393. Ingrid González del Valle January 21, 2010

    Dear Brother:

    My heart and my prayers are with you at all time; is hard to imagine the pain they are experiencing. We know that those who love the Lord, all things work together for good. We are convinced that, as happened in Guatemala after the earthquake on 1976, there is going to be a great revival of God’s Spirit on Hait’s peoplei.

    Odnel Petit, ( “Mr. President”), all members of curriculum love you very much and we are with you.

    Ingrid

  394. Kristi January 21, 2010

    Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for your mighty hand over Haiti. I ask right now that you heal people emotionally and physically. I pray for the Compassion staff, that you will encourage them. Give them all a unique hope that is special to them. Guide them in safety. Hold their hand when they have to deal with something scary and dangerous. Protect them. Show them your love. Share with each of them what they mean to us, to provide love and support to the children we sponsor. Bring safety to all the families and bring comfort to their hearts. In Jesus name, Amen.

  395. Amy January 21, 2010

    Praying for all the wonderful people of Haiti.

    I have a question for sponsors of kids NOT in Haiti. Do you think it’s okay to write the kids an age-appropriate letter about the quake?

  396. Chris and Mesha Taylor January 21, 2010

    We pray that the Wonderful Counselor and Mighty God will come down on you in power to restore the broken by His hand and to spread the glory of His name in your time of trouble!

  397. Gloria January 21, 2010

    We are praying for you daily! I can only imagine the heartbreak and devastation that you are experiencing firsthand. We are so thankful that you are there to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who are hurting; and we know that you are grieving and hurting too. We pray that God will minister to your hearts with His overwhelming presence, peace and comfort. We pray for strength for each day for all of you. Isaiah 41:10 says “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Our Peterson lives in Bainet and attends HA782. Thank you for what you do for him and his family.

  398. tracey hampton January 21, 2010

    may it give you great comfort to know that your brothers & sister around the world are lifting you up
    you are on our minds, hearts often
    may God grant you the incredible courage and strength to do his work
    May you see Gods goodness among the great sadness

  399. Lauren Hansen January 21, 2010

    Praying for all of your for strength, comfort, encouragement, and wisdom from the Lord during this hard time.

    “I am confident of this: I will see the goodness of God in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:13-14

    Love,
    Lauren

  400. Helen Gilbert January 21, 2010

    My church and I are mourning with you. We cannot be there physically but are praying and giving as we are able. We pray for God’s protection, strength, hope and endurance and trust that you will be the voice, hands and love of Jesus and the breath of the Holy Spirit to many. With much love and thanks for your service and sacrifice.

  401. Cheryl Schlins January 21, 2010

    I have been praying for you and the children every day. Jesus is on the throne at the right hand of our Father, and He is interceding on your behalf. Thank you for doing the Lord’s work for the children He has placed in your care. I am so sorry for you personal losses, and pray the Comforter will indeed bring comfort to you. I am encouraging everyone who wants to give to give to Compassion because you all have been there all along. Please remember that God promised that He will NEVER leave us nor forsake us.

    Much love,
    Cheryl Schlins

  402. Diana Stewart January 21, 2010

    There are so many people praying for you and keeping you all in our hearts during this horrific time of struggle. All day, we long to be there with you to help out and ease your suffering. What you are doing for the Kingdom of God is a miracle, even though it may seem overwhelming. May God cover you all with His love and protection and wrap His loving arms around you and bring you hope and refreshing strength. In Jesus name, Amen!

  403. mark creed January 21, 2010

    we sit in our homes looking at the terrible destruction around you, i am unable to express y sorrow, please continue to persevere, help is on the way , lots of help, thank you and God bless you for your heart like Jesus

  404. Stefany Head January 21, 2010

    You all are constantly on my mind. Please know that our family is praying for your peace, strength, and endurance during this very difficult time. We are so thankful for each and every one of you!

  405. Karen January 21, 2010

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You are walking a difficult road right now but your brothers and sisters in Christ are walking with you in prayer and support.

    We pray for peace and strength for you in the coming weeks and months. Know that the work you do is a blessing to the children, families and sponsors you serve!

  406. Ann January 21, 2010

    My heart breaks for you. I wish that I could be there serving with you. I am praying for you, for your families, and for your communities. May God give you peace. Remember that God is your refuge and strength, an ever present help in time of trouble. We love you!

  407. Sheila Laurence January 21, 2010

    God be with you now and always. He knows everything that has happened – he knows the big and the small. Remembering how Jesus wept at the death of a friend assures me that He feels our pain, and He is with us always. May you have peace.

  408. Cindy Filson January 21, 2010

    We are praying for all of you and mourn your loses with you. David, we are lifting you in prayer especially that you be found.
    Thank all of you for your hard work of love and compassion for God’s little ones. “Praise be to God and His will be done. In The Lord Jesus name,So be It!”

  409. Maria Elena January 21, 2010

    Heavenly Father, I pray this day for my brothers and sisters who at this time suffering their loss. You understand their suffering more than I do. But father, I am with them at this hour of grieving. Please Father, confort them and show them how much you love them and care for them. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

    “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen” 1 Peter 5:10-11

  410. Eliza January 21, 2010

    May God clothe you with His compassion and may you experience His peace that surpasses all understanding. Know that many in Middle TN are praying for you and donating all we can to help your relief effort.

  411. Maria Fernanda January 21, 2010

    Dear brothers and sisters in Haiti,
    My family and I are lifting you up in prayer constantly. We are hurting just to think of all that you are going through. Our prayer is that God´s Holy Spirit may comfort you and you may feel his love surrounding you!
    I know a lot of you have lost so much, loved ones, homes… please know that we love you and we´ll continue to pray. This scripture comes to my mind when I think of you:

    “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:30-31″. May you feel His strength today, thank you for reaching out to those in need… even when you are hurting too and for setting that example of love and courage. May God show you His mighty hand in the midst of all this trouble. God bless you our beloved brothers and sisters…

  412. mary January 21, 2010

    praying God gives you supernatural energy to keep up with the tasks around you. good job, God is using you.

  413. Stacy January 21, 2010

    I am praying for you and your country. Please know that we appreciate all you do for the children and families Compassion serves in Haiti. I’m praying for God’s comfort, peace, and presence to surround and fill you as you go through the coming days. Stay strong in the Lord and know your brothers and sisters in Christ are praying for you.

  414. Sara Nulle January 21, 2010

    Ezayi 54:10

    Ou te mèt wè mòn yo ap souke, ti mòn yo ap tranble, mwen p’ap janm sispann renmen ou. M’ap toujou kenbe kontra mwen te pase pou m’ te toujou byen avè ou la. Se Seyè ki renmen ou lan ki di ou sa.

  415. Christopher Sykes January 21, 2010

    You have a group of kids and leaders in Alabama, USA, praying for you and taking up nickels, dimes, and quarters!

  416. Ashleigh B January 21, 2010

    Almighty God, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, come to the help of our Haitian brothers & sisters. Give them strength. Encourage their hearts. I believe, Lord, even in the light of this devastation, that all trials of life are under your care and that all things work for the good of those who love You. Take away from our Haitian brothers & sisters fear and anxiety. Comfort their hearts and bring peace that surpasses all understanding. Help them to face and endure this situation with faith, courage and wisdom. Grant that this trial may bring them closer to You, for You are our rock and refuge, our comfort and hope, our delight and joy. We trust in Your love and compassion. Blessed is Your name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

  417. Craig and Debbie Mrkvicka, Child Advocates for Compassion January 21, 2010

    Mere words are just not enough for our family in Haiti. We love this verse, and share it for your hope and courage as you face new struggles every day. Know you are not alone. We are there in spirit, and sending our love and hugs to each one of you.

    MAY TODAY THERE BE PEACE WITHIN

    May you trust God that you are exactly where He needs you to be.

    May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

    May you use these gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.

    May you be content knowing you are a child of God.

    Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

    It is there for each and every one of us. . .

    And we know that in the midst of grief and unbearable sadness, that you are singing and praising God! Be bold and be strong knowing you are in the palm of His hand.

    With love and gratitude,
    Craig and Debbie Mrkvicka

  418. Betsy Slaughter January 21, 2010

    I have prayed continually since the earthquake. While I don’t know you personally, I value the work you do day in and day out. May the God of power and love touch you in the places of despair and reassure you of His ever sufficient love. As one who has suffered greatly, I know that while God does not always shield us from harm, He is always there suffering with us. “Abide with me, Dear Lord.”

  419. Paul Schloesser January 21, 2010

    Dear Compassion Team & Compassion Children, I have my family and friends praying for each of you. I pray that my sponsored child, Gerson Jean Baptiste is safe with his family. Oh Heavenly Father, may your Grace shine upon all of these fine servants. Keep them safe in your shielding arms.

  420. Sara Benson January 21, 2010

    Dear Compassion Haiti Staff, I wish I could say tbat I knew all of you by name, but I know that we have a maker who loves and knows us better than we do ourselves. I pray that He would grant you peace that passes all understanding, that he would wrap His arms arround you and you would feel his tangable presence with you everyday. I am so sorry for all that you are going through. Know that God is always with you and he is not afraid of your questions. We are praying for you, your families, and for all the children.
    You will not be forgotten!!!

  421. Stacey January 21, 2010

    Lord Jesus, I pray each of these people will feel Your power, Your love, in the midst of heartache. Comfort them. Strengthen them. Heal them. Become even more real to them. Wrap them in Your arms and give them the courage they need to persevere. I ask this in Your name, Amen.

  422. Danae Johnson January 21, 2010

    I want to thank all of you for the work that you are doing in Haiti. Compassion is blessed to have you as part of our team, and we are thankful for each one of you. Thank you for the love and care that you pour into each one of the children that are in the Compassion programs.

    I am praying for you and your families. I am praying for strength and encouragement during these difficult times. The work you are doing is no doubt difficult, but please know you are very loved and are being prayed for continuously.

    “May the Lord bless you and keep you;
    the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
    the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’ ~ Numbers 6:24-26

  423. Sue VandenBrink January 21, 2010

    Constantly in prayer for you, your family and community. We grieve with you in this tragedy. God will provide you with the necessary strength for each day. We are lifting you up in prayer brothers and sisters! God is with you and has not forsaken you!
    ROMANS 15:13

  424. Kristy Boog-Scott January 21, 2010

    Thank you for all that you do for the children. May God bless you and give you everything you need during this very difficult time. You are loved and lifted up in prayers by many.

  425. Gillian January 21, 2010

    Praying hard for your all and for the children! Just know that we are grieving with you at this time. Our hearts are broken at the scenes and at the same time we are thankful for you!

    Romans 8:38-39 ~ For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come.

    Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    God bless you and make keep you today ….. may He be your strength and comfort from moment to moment.
    May He walk in your midst and pray you feel His presence as you undertake the unimaginable! May He never turn His face away from you all and cover you with His hedge of protection.
    I pray that our good and gracious God would hold back the tempest of further earthquakes in Haiti.
    I pray that the Lord will speak to and quiet the stroms in all your lives and in Haiti!
    Broken hearted, I lift up my petitions to You Father, in Jesus’ mighty name! Amen!

  426. Christina January 21, 2010

    May you feel the arms of our Savior around you, holding you up, giving you strength. We are praying for you.

  427. Kelly & Beth Rutt January 21, 2010

    Please know that we are praying for you. You are the hands and feet of Jesus right now. We are the worriors praying you through this. Together, God will take this seemingly horrific situation and turn it into something beautiful for Him. He specializes in the impossible!

  428. Kathy K. January 21, 2010

    Our God is Trustworthy. He promises to work ALL things (even tragic things) to His children’s good. Set your hearts and minds on the One who holds the future. May His Holy Spirit sustain and guide you in your valiant efforts to survive and help others along The Way. I will continue to lift you up in prayer! May God Bless You!

  429. marci fricke January 21, 2010

    we are all overwhelmed and cannot imagine what you all are going thru but our hearts are burdened for you and with you. there is so much we cannot understand but i know God sees, God hurts, God knows, and He loves. My prayer is He will continue to hold you in His hands and give you strength, comfort, grace and mercy for each moment of each day and may all our eyes be open to the truths He wants to reveal through all of this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all daily and we love you so much and are so grateful for all you have and are doing. God bless and God speed.

  430. Win January 21, 2010

    Compassion Staff in Haiti – I had the privilege of meeting the Compassion Staff in El Salvador in October. So I have seen the heart and dedication that you posses.

    May God sustain you, surround you, go before you, and make His presence known to you today as you face difficulties and challenges that I cannot imagine and you seek to reach out to comfort those around you in the name of Jesus.

  431. Monica P. January 21, 2010

    May the Lord give you encouragement and perseverance all through these terrible circumstances you are going through! We are praying for you from Romania.

    Even if you feel overwhelmed (understandingly) in the face of so much disaster, and even if you feel that whatever you can do is little and so insufficient, you are making a difference! The Lord is glorified if you do all you can do as unto Him, and by doing it you are keeping your own souls alive and burning for Him. Please do not give up!

  432. Lindy January 21, 2010

    With all my heart, I wish I could be there to help iwith meeting the needs of the dear, hurting people, and especially the children in your country! You are doing what so many of us cannot do right now. Please know that we are constantly praying for you and that you are constantly on our hearts. We are praying that you will experience God’s goodness and mercy, that He will provide for you in amazing ways, and that He will refresh you when you are weary. We love you, and more importantly, God loves you! Psalm 36:5-9

  433. Milena January 21, 2010

    Terrible things are going on there, I know. Now truly you have to hold on to the Word of God, because it’s really everything that can give you comfort. Our words might cheer you up a little, but only the God who created you knows how to talk to you in the proper way… I ask you to please remember Job, how much he suffered, lost everything, just like the people there, but didn’t renounce, he knew the God in who he trusted, which is the God who has the whole universe in His hands, and NOTHING happens without His consense.
    Think about Paul, he suffered persecution, prision, but God rescued him from all his sorrows. So many others in the Word…
    Be sure: He is watching out for you, He knows exactly what each of you is thinking, and if You don’t renounce, He will be with you every single day, as it has been so far. Your work there is not done, and now is the time to show more and more LOVE.
    May God bless you and do wonders through your work…

    LOVE. From people in Brazil. Milena

  434. Miriam Pauline January 21, 2010

    Dear Ones who are serving as hands and feet in Haiti,

    Thank you. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your perseverance. Thank you for being the Body of Christ in a hurting situation. Those of us who sit and watch the devastation feeling hopeless that we can not do much to help find hope in those of you who are helping.

    My family and I are praying for you. We are praying that you feel the grace and the peace of God as you grieve the losses you have suffered personally and nationally. We are praying that you find the strength and energy you need to complete the task. We are praying that you find rest in His protection. We are praying that you feel the love that is coming from around the world to you and yours.

    Again, thank you.

  435. Ann January 21, 2010

    We are praying for you and will support you financially in the months to come. You are not alone. May God give you strength and comfort.

  436. Sigrid Secherling, the Netherlands January 21, 2010

    I will be praying constantly…

  437. Anurag Bose January 21, 2010

    I send my prayers and concern to you all. I cant fully comprehend what you all are going thru but I knw that God never leaves. This disaster is a reminder to my irresponsibility. Praying for all of you!!

  438. Judy January 21, 2010

    Dear Haiti Staff,

    My heart breaks for the loss you have all experienced. May you know how much you are prayed for. May you be a light unto the path for the people you come in contact with. May you help heal those that you come into contact with. May you bring Christ’s love for them into the forefront. May they come to know of his love through this horrible situation. You are Gods angels hear on earth. Thank you for all you do, and for all those that you are helping.

    May God heal you and your loved ones. Keep on keeping on…. and know that you are prayed for daily.

    In Christ’s love,

    Judy

  439. Hanna January 21, 2010

    Thank you so much for your commitment and hard work!
    Your passion for God and the people of Haiti is inspiring and I thank God for you.
    I wish tha I could be there to help and provide soe form of comfort for you as you pour out support to those around you.

    I pray for your continued protection and health. I pray that you will be mightily blessed and I thank God for His promise that whatever the enemy steals from us, he has to restore it seven times!
    I pray for peace, strength and wholeness.
    In Jesus name.

    Thank you again.
    We love you all and will continue to pray xxx

  440. Rose January 21, 2010

    My heart continues to break for Haiti, every day. The devastation brings me to tears, and I want so badly to be there, to help, to hold the children in pain, and scared, and maybe newly orphaned. I am so thankful that you are all there, working in the love of the Lord. My prayer is for each of you, and every child, and their families. I know that God always works things for the good of those who love Him. I am confident that in the midst of this tragedy, God is at work. He is using each and everyone of you; your unique gifts and talents. God knew you would be there at this time, to serve Him, and continue to show His love to His people. I am so excited to hear about the ways that God moves in the midst of it all. Thank You! Thank you for your courage, and strength, and thank you for your faith in God.
    May God continue to bless you all.

  441. Cathy Ortiz January 21, 2010

    I kneel before the Father from whom his whole family in heaven and on Earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen YOU with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that u being rooted and established in love,may have power together with all saints to grasp wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that U may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within YOU
    Ephesians 3:14-20
    To him be the Glory as he uses U to be his hands, his feet, his voice, and to share his LOVE

  442. CristyLynn January 21, 2010

    Dear Heavenly Father,

    I thank You that You are in complete control and are not surprised by anything that faces Your people. I pray that you would strengthen Your people in Haiti, specifically the faithful Compassion workers who are laboring for You, serving others. I pray for physical rest, spiritual encouragement, time for fellowship and refreshment even if for only a few minutes at a time. I pray for healing for physical wounds and comfort for hurting hearts. I pray for Your gospel to be spread by their testimony in word and deed. I pray that their lives would shine forth your love and that the people of Haiti would come to You in droves!
    Father, I cannot go to Haiti, but I pray that You would keep me faithful to pray for those who are there working day by day. Please keep them encouraged. Please give them other people to talk to about what they are experiencing so that they do not become overwhelmed. Please help them to feel Your love and presence that You promise to Your children.
    Thank You, Father, for what you will do and how You will bless those doing Your work.
    In Jesus’ name,
    Amen.

  443. Tim Jameson January 21, 2010

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of crisis and tremendous loss. May the Lord’s loving arms surround all of you and may you feel His comfort. Keep your heads up and continue to be a blessing for the children of Haiti, particularly those who may have lost one or more parents from the earthquake. God loves you!
    God bless all of you,
    Tim Jameson
    worship pastor
    Hayward, CA

  444. amy January 20, 2010

    Dear brothers & sisters,
    People throughout the world are devastated by your suffering- we really do care. Each time I think of your situation I cry. We do not know why God has allowed this, but we do know that He is good, and we are promised ‘that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.'(Rom8.28) I know it must be difficult to see any good right now amidst your sadness and grief, but we know that God’s Word does not lie- so good will come. And we will certainly be rejoicing with you to hear of it.
    Stay strong in Jesus. Remember Job 1.21-22.
    We love you very much, and are so proud to be your brothers and sisters. We are sure you are representing Christ well.
    Keep going.

  445. Jennifer Wagner January 20, 2010

    My prayer for you all is that you are able to feel God’s love surround you and keep you focused on his work in your mission. And my hope for you is to know his peace through the chaos. Thank you for all that you do as you walk Christlike with the children you protect, comfort, and love.

  446. helen January 20, 2010

    May you feel the arms of Jesus comfort you in your sorrow as you reach out to others in deep kindness..xx

  447. Emily January 20, 2010

    Haitian staff – we are praying for you, sending our love, and thanking you for all of the tireless work that you are doing. We’re grieving WITH you… and rejoicing with you as well.

    All our love…

  448. MJKIM January 20, 2010

    Please remember that God has everything under control. I pray that this catastrophe will turn into a great blessing to the country and its people.

    May God’s peace be with you.

  449. Chelsea January 20, 2010

    I do not even know what to say other than God be with you! I am so grateful that there are people already there with the Gospel and who are shining in a dark hour. These people already know you, so this light makes a bigger impact. I am praying for you and can’t wait to see you in Heaven. The pain you feel now will feel like nothing compared to the amazingness of that moment. Look forward to that, Trust in God, and lean on each other. God bless!

  450. MrsKruse January 20, 2010

    I am praying for you and the children & families that you are serving.

  451. Mike Mesenbring January 20, 2010

    “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose”
    — Jim Elliot, a missionary who was killed trying to reach out to an Amazon tribe.

    Thank you for giving up so much in order to do the work that God has called you to do. It is an inspiration to me.

  452. Aerin Park January 20, 2010

    You will be remembered in my prayers. The Lord is with you.
    Be strong and courageous!!

    love from Korea

  453. Andrea Goodman January 20, 2010

    I will be praying for you all that you will have the peace that only God can give.

  454. Amy Pugh January 20, 2010

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

  455. Julie Ralston January 20, 2010

    Your work in Haiti is beautiful to the people in need and to the lord. Don’t lost heart, your perseverance will reap it’s reward. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted. And you are an extension of his love.

    Thank you!

  456. Johnny and Bessie Walter January 20, 2010

    We love you and will continually lift you up in prayer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    Keep smiling and doing your best :-)

  457. Kelly @ Love Well January 20, 2010

    My friends:

    I cannot imagine what you have seen, felt, imagined or lived through the last few days. I’m thankful there is a God who says “Do not fear” and “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

    I pray continually for his strength, his comfort, his encouragement to satisfy the wounds of your hearts.

    You are not alone.

  458. Chris Pedersen January 20, 2010

    The eyes and hearts of the world are on Haiti. I pray that your sorrows are soothed and your strength is renewed as you continue to fight for the children of Haiti. The devastation is horrendous, but God will use this for good. We pray for God to be glorified as you witness the countless miracles He has in store.

    God bless you and keep you!

  459. Sandra Heska King January 20, 2010

    My heart aches for all of you! Praying that our Father will hold you in His arms, that you would sense His comfort and peace as you comfort others. You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers!

  460. Julie Larson January 20, 2010

    You are in my heart and prayers! You are our Lord’s hands here on earth, and the work you are doing for His children is so important. I am heartbroken for the losses you have suffered, but know that God has you under His wings! You are loved!

  461. Stephanie Smith January 20, 2010

    “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble”-Nahum 1:7 Beloved: we are wrenched by your suffering and are scrambling to meet your needs. You are not alone, but are continually lifted before our strong and loving God by your international Compassion family. We love you every minute; we weep with you today, and we will be there to rebuild with you tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that,and the day after that.

  462. Kiki Cherry January 20, 2010

    At noon today on our campus we had a special prayer meeting for you. One young man wept as he lifted you up to the Lord.

    Our hearts are breaking for and with you, especially at the loss of your dear sister in Christ.

    My prayer for you today is that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 15:13)

    In the midst of the sadness, I am also praising God for the testimony that YOU—the church in Haiti—is having globally. As relief workers come from around the world, they are hearing the name of Jesus proclaimed in your lives. You are impacting the nations….and who knows how many countless people will come to know Christ because they have seen Him reflected in you.

    Thank you for your courage…your hope….your deep love for one another….your unity….and your faith in the midst of the storm. We are standing with you and asking God to give you a peace that passes all understanding.

  463. N.A. Winter January 20, 2010

    Words can not express the gratitude and appreciation for the work that you are doing. I can not imagine the sacrifices that you are making in order to be Christ to those in need. We know that your lives will be changed forever as a result of what you’ve experienced and it is our prayer that through this, God will draw you increasingly closer to Him.

    My students and I regularly pray for you. Today we prayed that you would “run and not grow weary, walk and not faint.” May you truly soar on eagles’ wings and be filled beyond your capacity to continue in this work that God has called you to. May the love, care and concern that you pour out be returned to you many times over. May you be strengthen and encouraged and may the peace that surpasses understanding guide you every step of the way.

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  464. Bobby Sparks January 20, 2010

    I thank God for you all. My prayers are with you and all the people of Haiti. God will be glorified in this tragedy. I heard one woman on CNN give glory to Jesus Christ after being saved from 5 days in the rubble. God Bless You!

  465. Sheri Beck January 20, 2010

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
    My heart aches for you and your country. Although I cannot imagine what you must be feeling right now I am praying earnestly for you and want you to know that our Compassion family here in Alaska loves you. You are heros to us, and we will not forget you as you rebuild your lives and country. You will continue to be on our hearts and in our prayers. I will tell others of your courage and service to our Lord. Jesus is close to you, and will never leave you.
    Thinking of you with great love, Sheri

  466. Kendra Bidwell-Mohlenbrock January 20, 2010

    Praying for peace that passes all understanding for you in this time of crisis! I can’t imagine what you all are going through but know you are lifted up to the Father.

  467. Jenna January 20, 2010

    I have been preparing to visit Haiti for over a year now, and with my trip only weeks away, I was heartbroken to find out that I will not be able to visit. I know that you have suffered so much and I am so proud to call you my Compassion family, and my brothers and sisters in Christ as you are heroes and have carried on in spite of your pain in order to show God’s love to these children and the community. I have prayed for you with such urgency and desperation and I will continue to do so as you take on these battles with the armor of God. You bless my heart and know that you are a blessing to our Lord as well and you make Him smile :)

  468. Ted Griffin Jr January 20, 2010

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Haiti-
    Be encouraged and be of good cheer. The Lord is with you and we are praying for HIS compassion to overwhelm you and give you strength. He delights when we pray and is given opportunity to show himself as our Heavenly Father and Benevolent One… we are praying for more miracles to take place in the ruins caused by this devastating earthquake bacause HE IS a God of the miraculous. Finally, we are praying for supplies to get where they need to the most so peace can be maintained. Be strong in the Lord for you are there as His ambassadors… He sent you because He knew YOU were perfect for the calling which He gave you. And so I pray for all these things in HIS matchless name… amen.

  469. Jean January 20, 2010

    The ladies in my Sunday School class and I are praying for the Lord to protect you, to heal your broken hearts, to lift you up and carry you through these difficult days and to provide for your needs.

    We cannot imagine how you are suffering. But we know God truly understands.

    We pray and trust that He will turn even this tragedy into something good for you, for the children and their families.

    The Lord is certainly being glorified through all of you.

  470. Kim January 20, 2010

    Praying for you all daily, may the Lord continue to bless you and keep you strong!

  471. Lisa January 20, 2010

    Dear Compassion Staff,
    Trusting God will heal your hurts,calm your fears and bring rest to your weary souls.
    Does Jesus care? OH YES! He cares. His heart is touched by your grief. When the days are dreary the long nights weary
    OH YES our Saviour cares!

    Hope Endure,
    Lisa

  472. Dave and Joy Warner January 20, 2010

    We are heartbroken over your losses and our losses in Haiti. We can’t imagine the desperate scenes in front of you. Know that we are SO grateful for you. Everything is so hard, I’m sure you feel like you don’t have it in you at times to see anymore hardship, do anymore work, feel anymore pain.

    But take heart, brothers and sisters, because in Christ we are more than conquerors. He will provide for you emotionally and physically. Keep praying to Him in the moment by moment difficulties.

    We love you. Again, let me say, we are grateful…there aren’t words to express how thankful we are for you. God bless you. God bless you. God bless you!
    With love and prayers-
    The Warners

  473. Julie January 20, 2010

    Praying for you all and grieving with you. May the Lord bless you and keep you.

  474. Laurabeth January 20, 2010

    I had the blessed opportunity to visit Haiti and some of the Compassion staff with a group named Student Life last fall. Please know that all of our prayers are with you. We cannot begin to imagine the tragedy that you are all facing, but we pray that our great God will give you peace and strength in the midst of your suffering. If anyone who reads this happens to know Timothy who would have led our group that week, please give him a huge hug and let him know our prayers are with him.

  475. Lisa McIntosh January 20, 2010

    Lifting you up to the God of the Universe who is with you every step of the way. May you be strengthened as you allow Christ to use you. I am praying for strength for the task at hand.

  476. Erin K. January 20, 2010

    My prayer for you:

    Psalm 20

    1 May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. 2 May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. 3 May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings. “Selah” 4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. 5 We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests. 6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand. 7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. 8 They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm. 9 O Lord, save the king! Answer us when we call!

  477. Alistair January 20, 2010

    To see the pictures of you all working in the carpark on behalf of the children despite your own deep personal losses was truly inspiring. Words cannot convey how much you are in our thoughts and prayers. It’s Ok to wonder where God is in all of this, but of course you know He is right there with you.

  478. Brooke January 20, 2010

    We are praying for you! I know that what you are doing is making a huge impact on everyone around you. I can’t imagine what you are going through, but I pray that God would continue to give you strength to make it through each day and provided abundantly as he always does. Thanks for spreading Christ’s love everywhere you go in a place that needs it desperately.

    We love you all! Thank you for all you do!

  479. Sara F. January 20, 2010

    Praying for God’s strength for you as you continue your ministry even in the face of personal tragedy. I can only imagine what you are facing and the tasks before, but all things are possible with our God whose heart I know is broken by the suffering. Even so, He is able to use all things to and for His glory. Thank you for your love of these churches and projects, but most importantly the children. They might, otherwise, be forgotten as they cannot speak for themselves.

  480. Gigi Bridges January 20, 2010

    We are so thankful that Jesus has you all to be His hands and feet. We’re praying for you all every day and could NOT be prouder of the example you are setting for ALL of us. We pray for your protection and for God to give you the strength that you need each and every day. Please remember that you are strong, you are courageous and you are mighty in His name!

    God bless you and give you peace,

    In His precious name,
    Gigi

  481. Stephanie Green January 20, 2010

    I think of you all and pray for you daily. Thank you for all that you do to bring light into the lives of our children in Haiti – now more than ever. During this time, may God grant EACH of you peace, comfort and the continued strength to minister to those around you.God bless you all!

    With gratitude,
    Stephanie

  482. Jenny Chang January 20, 2010

    I am praying for His healing and peace in the midst of such loss. Thank you for your dedication and hard work as His Hands and Feet. May the Lord continue to give you the strength and perseverance as you do His work.

  483. Pam Jones January 20, 2010

    We pray for you and your families in this very difficult time. May you be filled with the strength of heart and mind and body that will be needed. May God keep you safe as the days continue. Bless you all for your courage in this dark hour.

    May the Light of the Lord be with you always!!

  484. Stephannie Weidner January 20, 2010

    I wish with all my heart that I had words that could encourage and uplift you. I can only offer that God has placed you where He has for a time such as this. The Haitians need God and the HOPE and PEACE that He offers and they need you to share that with them.

    They will find it no where else, but through His children. I absolutely cannot imagine the pain you are feeling, the hopelessness you are battling, the pain that must eat at you. Please know that we are praying for you and for the people of Haiti constantly. You are not alone.

    Be encouraged. Find joy in the strength of the Lord. Feel His peace that passes understanding.

    We love you.

  485. Georgeann January 20, 2010

    My dear brothers and sisters in Christ – my heart weeps for you and your country. Know that God can work all things for good and this tragedy is no exception. God bless you for all you have done and continue to do. My family is praying for you and your families and all the people of your country.

    The Engel Family

  486. Teresa Christian January 20, 2010

    Praying for you all. May you feel God’s love wrap around you and His peace fill you beyond comprehension. In Christian love.

  487. Lisa January 20, 2010

    I can not imagine what you have gone through, are going through, and will go through in the days to come. My prayer for you is that our Lord would hold you close to His heart, wrap you tightly in His arms and that you would FEEL His presence as you walk this journey…
    long after we forget, He will bless and keep you…
    may your broken hearts be made whole in His time and for His glory…
    may His peace fill you to the very essence of your being…
    and may you know that you are loved and invaluable to people ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!!
    with much love,
    Lisa

  488. Christie Drury January 20, 2010

    Words cannot express the thankfulness I have for you. Thank you for loving as Jesus loves under the harshest of conditions. God’s strength is stronger than anything the world could through at us, so call on HIM. “Let us approach the throne with confidence”. God is going to work miraculous things through each of you just as He already has. Thank you again for your willingness to be God’s servant.

  489. Amber January 20, 2010

    “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those who are crushed in spirit.”
    – Psalm 34:18

    “I cried to the Lord in my suffering, and He heard me; freeing me from all my fears.”
    – Psalm 34:6

    “Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares for you.”
    – 1 Peter 5:7

    “The Lord merely spoke and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born.”
    – Psalm 33:6

    “But the Lord watches over those who fear Him, those who rely on His unfailing love.”
    – Psalm 33:18

    We are praying for you and we love you. May the Lord strengthen you with His Word and by His Holy Spirit. God has a truly amazing plan for each of your lives. God is with you always and He goes before you. You are a blessing to so many people and you are very valuable for the Kingdom of God. May God heal and comfort you.
    Love in Christ,
    David & Amber

  490. Gail January 20, 2010

    You are very much in our prayers and on our hearts. God knows what you are going through but he is also giving you his strength to go through it. Lean on him with all your heart. He will not fail you. He loves you. When you cry he cries with you but don’t forget he is strong. Yield to him and he will carry you. As for us, we will hold you up in prayer, stand on the promises for you and believe that in his strength you can do what needs to be done. God bless you all as you are his hands and feet.

  491. Jennifer January 20, 2010

    Thank you for all that you are doing in the midst of this devastation. May our Father bless you with peace and the comfort of his presence. My prayers and thoughts are with each of you.

  492. connie January 20, 2010

    From all of us who sponsor children in Haiti, Thank you! The sacrifice you make for these children do not go unnoticed. We are praying for you and ask God to bring peace and joy during this season. WE are trusting that God keeps his promises: All things work together for our Good! For those who love God and are called according to HIS purpose. Rom 8:28. Please feel our prayers and know that we are praying! Thanks again for all you do

  493. Robbie January 20, 2010

    Compassion Staff – Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are thankful for all you do to serve others!

  494. Terry Bobbitt January 20, 2010

    My family and I have been praying for you daily as you do the work that God has led you to do to help the Haitian people. May God continue to give you the strength you need, the courage to be who you can be for Him and the wisdom to know all that He is asking you to do, even when things seem too overwhelming for you to bear. I pray that you will encourage one another and witness the miracle saving Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, as He places ‘faith stones’ on your path to get you through the toughest assignments. You are a testimony to the pressures one faces, yet chooses to perservers in the name of Jesus. You are Jesus with skin on for so many, and may they recognize from Whom this great love and service comes from. God Bless You all and thank you for a wonderful job you are doing. There are so many grateful hearts who are praying for you!

  495. Carolyn Fodel January 20, 2010

    God bless you all. I am praying for you and your families, for you are the instrument that God is using to help these children.

  496. Jesse January 20, 2010

    I lift up everyone and will continue to pray, pray, and pray without ceasing “…God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ So my friend says with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.'” Hebrews 13:5-6

  497. Lauren January 20, 2010

    With each new day, hour, moment, may God fill you up afresh. With His love, with His compassion, with His goodness… that as you pour out your life to serve others, God will fill up your own heart and life to overflowing.

    You are in our prayers day and night.

  498. Kathy January 20, 2010

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have rejoiced with you with each victory and have cried with you at each loss. We love you and would encourage you in the Lord. Greater is He that is within you than he that is within the world. With His strength you will get through this, and He will be glorified. May He bless your efforts. We love you!

  499. Carrie January 20, 2010

    Our hearts ache with yours as we wait for news. We lift you up in prayer daily, hourly, moment by moment trying to wrap our mind around what you are seeing and dealing with. You are remembered and cherished by us and by the Lord. Stand firm, be encouraged, for the Lord is with you.

  500. Carrie Bond January 20, 2010

    God calls those He loves and equips those he calls. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus to those we cannot reach. You are storing up treasure in heaven. May our Heavenly Father strengthen you and protect you during these difficult days.

  501. Amy Smelley January 20, 2010

    Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus. I am praying for God to give you the peace that passes all understanding during this. Praying for God to give you stength and encouragement. I love you all and I am so thankful for your ministry. Your rewards are in heaven.

  502. Gillian January 20, 2010

    Our family is praying for you all and for our sponsored child. Joshua 1:9 ~ Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

    You all are doing valuable work and the Lord is with you!! God bless!

  503. Juli Jarvis January 20, 2010

    You have been an inspiration to me. I remember well my visit there in 2002. I have wanted to return ever since. I have two children there that I have sponsored; one is 29 and may have been in Port-au-Prince. The other is his younger brother that I still sponsor (on La Gonave).

    We have not ceased praying for you and will continue to stand beside you. God will be sufficient for all your needs, and He will not let us forget to pray.

    I would encourage you to consider scriptures that speak of “The Living God,” such as Jeremiah 10:10 — “But the LORD is the true God; He is the Living God, the eternal King.” And these words from King Darius in Daniel 6:26-27 — “For He is The Living God and He endures forever; His Kingdom will not be destroyed; His dominion will never end.” Here is one from Simon Peter in Matthew 16:16-17 — “‘You are the Christ, the Son of The Living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in Heaven.'”

    Finally, a scripture that reminds me of YOU: “You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of The Living God, not on tablets of stone, but on tablets of human hearts.” This is our ministry and God’s glory. It is the Spirit that gives you strength, courage and fruitfulness. He will be enough for you in the days ahead.

  504. Nicole @ Here’s The Diehl January 20, 2010

    Praying for you, the families you work with, and all of those so profoundly affected by the earthquake. Thank you for continuing to be a blessing to the people of Haiti even as you grieve and recover yourselves.

  505. Sheryl Paris January 20, 2010

    My heart breaks with yours for all your suffering. Jesus’ heart also breaks with yours. He was a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. May He continually carry your sorrows and bring you peace. You are not forgotten!

  506. Will January 20, 2010

    May God be with you. Many of us have no idea what it’s truly like there, what you are going through. But God does, and He holds you in the palm of His mighty hand. Footprints – “The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you “.

  507. Melissa Carlson January 20, 2010

    Dear Lord,
    Give your servants an inexplicable ability to keep pushing through! God, they need your eyes, your strength, your mercy and power! God, have mercy on them, please! May they be encouraged and strengthened with every stitched up wound, every relived pain, every smile. Help them hold on to those moments of hope when all around them appears to be falling apart. Lord, you are the great Physician. Please heal your children in body and in spirit. They need you like never before. Be their savior once again!
    In Jesus’ precious name I ask this, Amen.

  508. Robin January 20, 2010

    Just like the man born blind that Jesus healed, this too will be used for God to receive His due glory. Thank you for your willingness to be the hands and feet of Jesus, despite the tragedies you are personally going through. May He bless you with an extra amount of peace, grace and comfort as you minister to others.

  509. Michelle January 20, 2010

    Sending prayers your way- know that people are walking with you in spirit, your work is important and God will provide.

    Much peace and love, the McNally family

  510. Bobbie January 20, 2010

    Lifting up you and your families in prayer during this time of great need is a privilege for our family. Your dedication and service to Christ serves as a reminder to us to “love our neighbor as ourselves.” Through this great tragedy comes an awareness of Haiti and all the many faces of Haiti. My children and I have talked about how before the earthquake, Haiti was just another country in our minds, now to us it is a very real place with very real people who have very real needs and it is now greatly on our hearts. Words cannot express how deeply you are loved and we thank you for the hard work you do, and also for your generous love for others.

  511. Stephanie S. January 20, 2010

    There is little I can say that can comfort your grieving hearts, however, I pray and believe that our Heavenly Father can sustain you and comfort your heart as no other can. Thank you for all you are doing for the precious people of Haiti.

  512. Laura January 20, 2010

    Dear Compassion Staff,
    Please know that our hearts and prayers are with. We are truly thankful for the work that you are doing in Haiti in the name of Jesus. We cry for you and the suffering you are enduring, but know that my family and I continue praying for you. We pray that the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Pil 4:7)

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. (2 Cor. 1:3-5)

    Yours in Christ,
    The Miller Family

  513. Jill Foley January 20, 2010

    To the staff in Haiti…

    My family is praying for you. We are praying that God will guide you through this chaos and time of loss. We know you are grieving and hurting is so many ways, and because we are all part of the same body of Christ and the same family of Compassion – we are hurting and grieving right along with you.

    Thank you for being there in the trenches and taking care of the children and their families. May God be your strength.

  514. Amy K. January 20, 2010

    Compassion Staff,

    I am praying for all of you. Be strong through all this. I pray for all the hurts that each of you have encountered, and have asked God to give you an overwhelming peace in the midst of the chaos. I know you are very strong and determined and have great compassion for your people. Continue to find your strength in the LORD. I pray that God will keep you encouraged as you do His work.
    Many depend on you, and what you are doing is so very important to the children you serve. You are so very important to God. He has saved you from this for a reason. Put all your hope for the future in Him. Look to Him to be your fortress and your rock. Run to Him to shelter you and to guide you.

    “For you are my rock and my fortress; therefore for your name’s sake lead me, and guide me” – Psalm 31:3

    I pray for all of you, and your families as you cope with life in a changed country.

    With God’s Love,
    Amy

    P.S. Valine, I praise God that you are alive. I am so sorry. I never want to lose you. You are so important to me. I pray for you many times everyday. Love you.

  515. Kevin January 20, 2010

    Thank you for the work you are doing being the hands and feet of Jesus. Fight the good fight of the faith. Be encouraged to know you are being brought to the throne of grace daily.

  516. Trish F. January 20, 2010

    Please know that we are lifting you up in prayer every day and will continue to do so in the weeks and months ahead. You all are truely the “hands and feet” of Christ and we can’t Thank You enough for your dedication to our children and their families. “May the Lord bless you and keep you always, may He sustain you and give you strength and flood you with His ever present peace!”
    Blessings to you all!!!!

  517. Susan January 20, 2010

    Just wanted you to know that every class period of every day since this disaster happened my students at Wayne Christian School have prayed for you!

    I know how hard you are working. Be strong and corageous- do not fear or be afraid!

    Hold the fort!
    Susan Ford

  518. Shawn January 20, 2010

    Thank You for all you do and continue to. May the Lord give you strength, wisdom, and protection in the days ahead. May His peace enfold you and comfort during this time. “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love for I have put my trust in you.” God Bless you and keep you in His perfect will.

  519. Sara January 20, 2010

    You all are on my heart and mind as I pray for you, the children and all of Haiti.
    Thank you for being salt and light in the darkness…darkness will not overcome the light.
    The Lord will continue to give you strength and peace in this storm.

  520. Sharon January 20, 2010

    Praying for each one of you to experience His strength and comfort! Thank you for the incredible work you are doing and the blessing you are to the ones you are caring for. Peace be with you!

  521. Vicki Small January 20, 2010

    Father in heaven, our hearts have been broken by the devastation in Haiti and the suffering of your people, there. Most of us cannot begin to grasp what they are experiencing, now, but our hearts go out to them.

    We know that You were not surprised, when the earthquake struck. We know You were there, in every building, on every street, in every home, and we know that You grieve with everyone who is grieving. We know You were with each one who was killed in the earthquake, or who died while buried under the rubble or lying on the streets, as they waited for help to come.

    Thank you for placing your people where they can be salt and light amid the devastation, and bless those who continue to serve, even in their own bereavement.

    Father, You gave us arms to reach out to people in comfort, but our arms are not long enough to reach across miles and oceans. But we know that You have a way of wrapping Your arms around each person who has a deep ache, around each survivor who has lost precious loved ones. We ask you to do that for us.

    We ask you also to comfort the pastors and church leaders. Let them feel your Presence so strongly that they will know absolutely that you have not abandoned them. Let them know that many tears are shed for them by people they have met, and by many that they have never met, and that we pray for them.

    We pray for the children. Oh, God, how we ache for the children! Will you reunite children with their parents; will you lead rescuers to each child who is still buried under rubble or unaccounted for; will you provide homes for orphans and children for bereaved parents.

    O Lord, we long for the day when we will all be with you, forever.
    Until then, keep us moving forward, keep us mobilized to minister to the lost and the suffering. Make us wise in our efforts to help, and multiply what is given many-fold, just as you did with the loaves and fishes.

    Thank you for bidding us to come to you, for inviting us to pour out our hearts to you, and for promising never to leave us or forsake us. We love you so much, even when we love you imperfectly, and we leave all of these requests at your feet, in the name of Jesus. Amen

  522. Lisa Vercauteren January 20, 2010

    Thank you for all you are doing in Haiti. We are praying for you. Praying that God will give you the strength to continue His good work. You are right where He wants you to be!

  523. Lori January 20, 2010

    God bless you for all your hard work, you are in my thoughts and prayers every morning when I wake and every evening when I lie down. Know that we are praying for you.

  524. Hannah January 20, 2010

    Thank you all so much! Thank you for devoting your lives as living sacrifices to our Lord and Savior. I am praying for you, my brothers and sisters. Remember Jeremiah 32:17.

  525. Leigh Ladd January 20, 2010

    That last one should have said time that are unimaginable to most of us!

  526. Chris Resch January 20, 2010

    Dear Compassion Brothers and Sisters in Hait – Thank you for being Jesus’ arms and hands extended to touch and care for so many there in Haiti. May our Heavenly Father blow sweet refreshing winds of love and hope over you as you walk through such a horribly difficult time. May His living waters quench your spiritual thirst and may physical water be provided for the needs of all in Haiti. Thank you for being there! Be sure to take some time to rest in His Presence and care for you! Remember many many of your brothers and sisters across the world are standing with you in prayer, holding you and those precious Haitians up to the Father! He is being glorified through YOU!
    Amen!

  527. Sara Nulle January 20, 2010

    You are not alone!

    We love you and you are being held up in prayer continuously. Your love for our children in the midst of your own tragedy is unfathomable to me. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your love for Jesus and your country!

    A special hello to TIMOTHY! You meant so much to Chris and I a few years ago when you brought Judelande to Gonaives so we could meet her. We love you and are praying fervently for your (and your co-worker’s) safety and hope. Don’t give up! Thank you for everything…

  528. Leigh Ladd January 20, 2010

    Thank you for your strength during this time, for standing up and bolding moving forward in times that imaginable to most of us. Praying constantly for you, praying for your hearts and that God will carry you when you feel you cannot go on. You are not forgotten, you are loved and thought of and prayed over!!!

  529. Shona Sim January 20, 2010

    He is with you in your pain. He is with you as you cry out and ask Him ‘why?’. He is with you as you ask Him to restore your trust in His infinite wisdom and sovereignty. He is with you as you ask Him to give you faith and show you His unfailing love that surpasses all understanding.

    We love you and weep with you. We mourn with you in your grief and immeasurable loss. We rejoice with you in the miracles that have taken place.

    He will never abandon nor forsake you and neither will we.

    Isaiah 49:13 “… The Lord comforts His people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.”

  530. Melanie January 20, 2010

    Dear our Compassion heroes in Haiti,

    I don’t believe that words can truly express my family’s appreciation for your work and for your ministry. In the midst of this awful time, you are still striving to go above and beyond to serve our God and community. Our constant prayers are with you, as well as with all of the people of Haiti.

    Our prayers and support will not falter, so please keep your hope and stay strong. When you feel weak or at the end of your rope, remember that God is our strength and knows your heart and your plan in this life and the next. God bless you all!

  531. Tiffany Morgan January 20, 2010

    We are praying for you all and appreciate so much what you do for the children in your country. You are an irreplaceable accet to the Kingdom of God. Do not lose heart in this devestating time of loss and hopelessness. God is faithful. You will be redeemed.

  532. Kim McDonald January 20, 2010

    Kenbe fem.

    I don’t have words to express how deeply I care for, and appreciate you all. I will not stop remembering you in my prayers.

  533. Susan Wyatt January 20, 2010

    Dear Friends,
    I want you to know that you are in my prayers and I want to say “Thank You.” What you are doing will not go unnoticed. Your courage, devotion, endurance, and so much more is setting a beautiful example for the world to see. We could all learn through your example. Thank you!
    You are loved my friends!
    Blessings,

    Susan

  534. Caren January 20, 2010

    Dear Ones,
    I call you dear ones not because I know you personally, but because your work, your courage, your love, your pain and your amazing perseverance make you truly dear to me. Thank you so much for what you are doing in Haiti. My prayer is that God will greatly bless you and your families with peace, wisdom, and strength. I pray that your work will be blessed and that it will bring you a blessing as you serve Him and the people of Haiti. Know that you are loved and prayed for daily.

  535. PAtricia Morlock January 20, 2010

    We hope you can feel our prayers, our dear brothers and sisters in Haiti and we cry to our Father in tears for His loving mercy. Our hearts ache for your losses and His great heart must be breaking too. He is pouring out His love to help you and through you to help others. We love you!

  536. Stu Avis January 20, 2010

    To my faithful brothers and sisters,

    Throughout all the heartache and sorrow, brokenness, destruction and overwhelming need, my prayer for you is that God will surround you with His unfailing love and that, out of the riches of His glorious grace, He will give you the strength to stand and then, to stand.

    I ask that in His mercy He will grant you all you need to be sustained in the days that lie ahead. I pray that you may continue to serve Him and the people of Haiti with grace and compassion despite all that hinders you.

    My prayers, and the prayers of thousands of sponsors and Christians are with you. You are not alone. We stand with you, knowing that He, who is able to do all things, is with you in the middle of it all.

    Thank you for all you have done, are doing and will continue to do. You are our heroes. Thank you.

    Your brother in Christ from the UK

  537. Pam January 20, 2010

    My prayers are with you in your rescue and recovery efforts.

    May you find your refuge in our Great God.

    I will continue to uplift the efforts to our Lord.

  538. Carrie James January 20, 2010

    You are an inspiration to the world of what sacrificial, unconditional love means. Thank you for being Jesus to those who have never met Him, and to those who need His presence in their lives at this most critical time.

    God bless you for your courageous love and hard, heart-felt work.

    Carrie

  539. Stellar Sejin January 20, 2010

    Love you so much! Thanks for your brave works in Haiti. I&My church members are praying for you. Hope God bless you with courage and wise and keep you always.

  540. Abby K January 20, 2010

    Dear Haiti Compassion staff,
    I don’t know you all, (although I would love to) but because of our brother Jesus we have a connection. I cannot even imagine what you all are going through. I won’t even pretend to know what it’s like right now, but my older brother, David, is helping in PAP right now, so I can honestly say my heart & prayers are in Haiti right now. Be encouraged, because your brothers & sisters from all over the world are praying desperately for God to be with & deliver you all. My prayers are with you all, but even better, HE is with you all. Abby
    “When my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Psalm 61:2
    “Trust in Him at all times; pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.” Psalm 62:8

  541. Claire January 20, 2010

    The work you are all doing is so important and so amazing. I am praying for you!

    Cxx

  542. Karen Kaspar January 20, 2010

    Words can barely express the grief we feel for all that has happened and continues to happen. We’re praying for your healing, because we know in addition to the physical losses, at times the emotional toll must be nearly unbearable. Thank God we know He cares more than we can imagine. We pray you feel His love and peace, as well as our support for your efforts. Love to you from the Kaspar family.

  543. Jeanne January 20, 2010

    Before this tragedy you all had the vision to help those in need. Now when time is of the essence you are already in the midst of it – ready for such a time is this. Thank you for being willing and ready! My kids and I continue praying and giving!

  544. Colleen January 20, 2010

    God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the sea. Psalm 46:1

    Praying that God will be your refuge and strength and that you will feel His arms holding you up at this time. We are thankful for all that you do-and are so glad that you are there for the children. We sponsor a boy in Haiti-we constantly pray for him and for you as you do God’s work.

  545. Kendra Purcell January 20, 2010

    Dear Haiti Brothers and Sisters,
    Please be encouraged in your hearts that many are holding you before the throne of grace, praying grace & strength to you in supernatural ways! We hold you in our hearts, we are talking about you to our friends and to our Savior. We will stand with you in your weakness and grief, you are not alone. Much love and grace to you! -Kendra & Patrick

  546. Lindy Lowry January 20, 2010

    We all want to make a difference with our lives. You had that opportunity and chose to take it. And you are making a Kingdom difference–thank you for doing what so many of us can’t–or won’t. Thank you for taking the opportunities. Thank you for making a difference.

  547. Ashley McGee January 20, 2010

    Father, I thank you for my sweet brothers and sisters serving in Haiti. God I can’t even begin to imagine what they are facing every second of the day. I know they are serving others in their own time of distress and need. Father, I pray that you wrap them up so tight in your love and peace. Help them to know every second of everyday that you are near. Give them strength, clear thoughts, and health. Thank you for their sacrifice, and thank you for the ULTIMATE sacrifice. May this tragedy bring a world of suffering people to your Kingdom. Thank you for being You, all the time. I love you Father. I pray these things in your Holy name. Amen.

  548. Karen January 20, 2010

    Words are not sufficient… but God knows your hearts, he knows your pain, He knows your sacrifice…

    When our strength is gone HE is our strength. When our hope is dim, HE is our hope. HE is our provider, our counselor, our comforter, our peace, our friend.

    Know that God is with you.
    Praying he will be all you need, and more in this most difficult time.

    Your sister in Christ.

  549. Caroline January 20, 2010

    Thank you for your faithfulness to the work God has given you. May God comfort you and keep you and your families safe. Keep shining for Jesus – our prayers are with you all.
    Estè 4:14 Ou pa janm konnen si se pa pou move pa sa a ou larenn jounen jòdi a.

  550. Liesl January 20, 2010

    You are in our prayers. Thank you for being willing to work for the Lord. May you be blessed beyong imagination!

  551. Joy Hardee January 20, 2010

    Dear Haiti staff,
    Our hearts are broken and heavy with you. We can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through but we are praying constantly for you throughout the day. I have updates from compassion posted on my FB status and many are praying for you. I’ve been reading in I Peter and have been amazed at how much “suffering” and “glory” go together. You may not be able to see at this moment how God can be glorified in this, but just yesterday, 2 of my family members sponsored children through Compassion b/c of my FB status updates. Also, our little Peterson is in PAP – HA 763. He stays on my mind constantly. I was feeling a bit sad the other night and reading some of his letters. He had mentioned Isaiah 41:10. It says “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, and I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
    I know the pain and sorrow you are feeling is greater than anything I have experienced, but I have been praying this verse for Peterson and now for all of you. Please know you are loved, cared about and prayed for. We love you. You are constantly on our minds, hearts and in our prayers.

  552. Debbie January 20, 2010

    Words somehow can not express the deep sorrow I feel for the country of Haiti. I have felt such a connection there over the last 7 years of supporting our CI child. I was scheduled to come visit you all in March and my heart aches that you are hurting now. Your courage and faith are truly inspiring and my prayers and heart are with you daily. Keep shining the light of Jesus in your dark and weary country!

  553. Lianne January 20, 2010

    It’s amazing how you are able to work under these devastating circumstances. May God bless you abundantly and take care of you in your work and your personal life.
    Thank you just isn’t enough…

  554. Patty January 20, 2010

    We pray a prayer of thanks for this wonderful team in Haiti. We pray that God will strengthen them each moment of their days, that they will feel His loving hand holding them in the midst of the difficulties they are facing. We pray that God will work through them, as He does each and every day, as they minister to the hurting. We pray that He will comfort them in their grieving and give them His peace.

    We thank God for each person there and their commitment to the least of these, all of God’s children. Thank you for what you are doing.

  555. Amy January 20, 2010

    Thank you for all you are doing in Haiti. All of you are in my prayers continually. May God bless you for your work there. Keep seeking God and doing His will.

    In Him, Amy

  556. Marie January 20, 2010

    It’s hard to know what to say in times like these. Please know you are all as close to us as family. We wish we could be there to grieve with you, serve with you, minister to your needs and the needs of those around you. So in our helplessness, we ask God to do what we cannot. He has promised to give a peace that passes understanding, so that is what I ask for you. Strength for today and hope for tomorrow. God bless you and those around you.

    Psalm 34:18
    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit

    Marie Lehman @ Compassion USA

  557. Mikki January 20, 2010

    May God give all of you the strength and courage you need in the midst of this tragic event.
    May you bring God’s comfort to the children and their families, and to each other. Bless you all.

  558. Rebecca Heiniger Rep. First Baptist Indian Trail Adult V Life Group January 20, 2010

    Father,
    In Psalms You tell us to look unto the hills from whence cometh our help…that our help comes from You! How we need your help, Father. Our hearts are broken for our brothers and sisters…for their parents…children..and relatives. How can they continue without Your help. You have made the earth and all in it, You control the storms and can say “Peace” to them. You have said that we cannot trust in chariots or horses…but in Your Name. We call out to You, God most high for strength for our dear friends. God, help them…when help seems far away to find the children they give their lives for each day, give them wisdom to know how to help, how to comfort. Provide for food, medicine, medical help, water…safety…places to sleep safely. God be with them through this horrible storm and tempest. Comfort Your people, O God! Except for You…they will tire and faint beneath this load. But You O Lord are the Rock, the fortress, the place of refuge. Send aide Father! Bring just the right help …at just the right time. We ask that the God of wonders perform miracles on behalf of His people! My Your Word stay their hearts and minds! Use them as Your light in this time of darkness. Protect our little ones, Father. Care for those who are alone, those who are hurt, those who have lost parents or family members. We rely on the Name of the Lord our God! Because Your Son died for us and rose again…we will live and proclaim His name in all the earth! In Jesus Name, Amen.

  559. Sarah January 20, 2010

    There aren’t words to express the thanks that so many people feel for the work that you are doing…just as there aren’t words to convey how sorry I am for the grief you are facing…Please know that there are so many people praying for you, the victims, the survivors, the rescue teams…It is so incredible that you are able to help out in a way that many in the US are not able to.
    Thank you again for your sacrifice, you are loved and you are in our prayers!

  560. Lisa Whitlatch January 20, 2010

    …our Lord said what you do for the least of these you have done for Me.

    Our Lord I pray that You wrap the staff in your loving arms and hide them in the shelter of Your wings. Be their strength and their shield. Lord I pray that they will not lose heart and that You fill them with Your peace that surpasses all understanding. Thank you. Amen

  561. Angie Dybas January 20, 2010

    There isn’t an hour that goes by that we aren’t thinking about you and praying for God’s comfort, strength and peace for all of you. We pray that you are surrounded and filled with the life and breath of the Holy Spirit. We lift you up before the throne of God. We can’t even imagine your pain, but we stand with you in your resolve to bring glory to God in this unthinkable tragedy.

  562. Debbie Wagner January 20, 2010

    Heavenly Father, I ask that you hold each and every one of these selfless people close to You. Father, provide for their needs. Please guard their hearts from discouragement, dear Lord. Uplift them Father when they feel discouraged. Show them miracles, dear Lord. Father, bless them. Protect them and please help them know that You are walking right beside them. In Jesus’ Name I pray.

    I commit to keep you all in my prayers. Your sacrifices are beyond my comprehension. I love you dear brothers and sisters in Christ.

    In His Name-
    Debbie Wagner

  563. HisFireFly January 20, 2010

    You are right in the palm of His mighty hand. Stand on Romans 8:31 – What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

  564. Leslie Williams January 20, 2010

    Father God, I am so thankful for the beautiful hearts of the compassion workers in Haiti. I can’t begin to imagine how hard it is for them to serve others while they themselves are dealing with this tragedy. Father, you are the healer and the comforter. Your grace is sufficient and I pray that these workers find rest in you. I pray that you wrap your arms around my brothers and sisters and uphold them with your righteous right hand. Give them strength to make it through the day. I pray that their efforts are multiplied and they have an abundance of resources to aid the people of haiti. Oh God, that your mercy and glory would shine through this tragedy. That your name would be glorified among the nations and the people of Haiti would proclaim your name with joy. God, I pray that my brothers and sisters in Haiti will run and not grow weary. And their strength will be renewed and they will soar on wings of eagles. God, you are the healer and the protecter. You never change. I am so thankful that You sent your son to die for us. Not because we deserve it, but because you Love us with a love I cannot wrap my mind around. God I pray that you hold them. I pray that they find comfort in you. I love you Father. In your precious Sons name, Jesus Christ. Amen.

  565. Kim January 20, 2010

    Father,

    All I know is you are good, and you do good. You have many hurting and distraught workers in Haiti. Thank you for giving them another day here. Please console them. Let your peace flood their hearts. Let their lives be powerful messages of the gospel to those who do not know. Encourage us who are not there to help carry the burden, financially and emotionally, and to be a source of support for them. In the following days, would you give them wisdom and discernment, and much strength. May everything be for your glory.
    Amen.

  566. SC January 20, 2010

    Lord, thank you for each and one of these precious staff members in Haiti. Please draw them near to you and comfort their physical and spiritual hurts. I ask that you give them strength to continue to do your work, to glorify your name, and to show those around them that you are our loving Father who offers the peace that passes all understanding, even in the midst of disaster.

    Lord, please encourage each person, give them hope, let them lay their heavy yoke upon you, and free them to accept the rest knowing that you are always there for them.

    In Jesus’ name, Amen

    Haiti team–We love you and all that you do! Thank you for pressing forward during such a difficult situation. You are such good and faithful servants! Thank you for making a difference for so many people!

  567. Brad January 20, 2010

    You are loved. And you are being prayed for. Right now, you represent hope for millions of Haitians who are losing hope. Stay strong, and continue the good work that God has begun.

    we are with you!!

  568. Janell January 20, 2010

    I thank you with all my heart for all that you do and are doing! I sponsor a child who lives in Port-au-Prince and I thank you for caring about her and all that you are doing to locate her. You are amazing people, it is so joyous to see God using you and working through you.
    Dear Lord,
    I thank you for these people and I pray that you continue to work through these awesome men and women. That you lift them up and wrap your arms around them. Let them feel your presence Lord. You are so good. I pray for physical healing and the healing of broken hearts and spirits. Give them strength, Lord. Help them to continue to do good and to continue to help. I also pray for their saftey, Lord. We love you, Father and we praise you.
    In Jesus’ Precious Name,
    AMEN

  569. Candace Sargent January 20, 2010

    Thank u big for heart & ur tireless efforts:)) It’s a hugggge undertaking & we’re so blessed to have u there for Haiti rescue efforts. Bet it feels like MT Severest most times but hang in! God’s bless u! Xo

  570. David January 20, 2010

    Praying for you, interceding while you go about being the hands and feet of Christ, wisely using the resources He’s provided from His people all over the world.

    Thank you isn’t enough. God bless you all.

  571. Fotini Samara January 20, 2010

    all Compassion family, all Christians around the world, loveς you and pray for you! God bless you!

  572. Rachel Gruebbel January 20, 2010

    Thank you for being there and taking care of those sweet children. We sponsor three teenagers in Haiti and pray you will be able to reach them. We appreciate EVERYTHING you are doing. You will have such a great reward in heaven!

  573. Chelsea January 20, 2010

    Haiti staff,

    We’re thinking of you and you’re in our prayers! Our prayer is for strength, hope and peace. On Christ the solid rock we stand.

    God Bless,

    Chelsea and Clayton

  574. Sabrina January 20, 2010

    Father God, there are no words to express our heartbreak over the loss of precious life in Haiti. I thank you, Father for the Compassion Haiti staff and each of their loved ones. Allow each one of them to be a light shining on a hill to bring hurting people to salvation. Ease their hurts…heal them…comfort them, Father. Give them wisdom and protection during this difficult time. And, Father, please help our beloved brothers and sisters to feel the love that goes out to them in our prayers. Let that love be so overwhelming to them that it lifts them up and bubbles out of them to pour upon their capital city and all of the hurting people around them. Bless the children especially. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

  575. Eric Skaggs January 20, 2010

    Compassion staff, I am interceding on your behalf, nearly every moment of the day, and when I wake in the night! One of my specific prayers is (and will continue to be) that you sense the many, many prayers being lifted up on your behalf! I’m praying that the Spirit will sustain you moment by moment.

  576. Mike Grober January 20, 2010

    I want you to know that you are in our prayers – even before the earthquake – even more now.

    Praying God’s protection on you as well as His mercy and wisdom.

    I was in on the Conference Call this afternoon and was amazed at how, in the midst of our suffering, you continue to reach out to those in need.

    You are the church our world needs! God bless you.

  577. Richard Christian January 20, 2010

    Hello to all of you wonderful people! I read that many of you have lost loved ones or are injured yourselves. I cannot imagine what that must be like, but I feel strongly that you will be able to do the good works that are needed in Haiti’s time of need. I also believe that God will begin to smile upon you all, and the prayers we are saying for you will help, too. Please know that many people throughout the world are sending not only prayers, but money and food to you. Please take care of yourselves. I love you all!

  578. Valda January 20, 2010

    You are there because God has chosen you; Trust He will equip you for what He has called you to do. Have faith, be strong, and know that legions are united in prayer for you. God Bless and protect you all.

  579. Laura Harris January 20, 2010

    We continue to lift all of the people in Haiti affected by this disaster up in prayer. May God shine His light in this dark time and bring blessings from pain and heartache. We appreciate all of the work the Compassion staff has done over the years in Haiti and pray that God will give them the strength and endurance to properly care for themselves and all of the Compassion children.

  580. Renee Culver January 20, 2010

    My family is praying for you all each day. I know this is a diffucult time in your life. Press on and know that God is with you and thousands of prayers are being said on your behalf each hour!

  581. robyn January 20, 2010

    you are not forgotten.
    shalom.

  582. Prudence January 20, 2010

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. I thank the Lord for your service in Haiti, for your loving the people there like Jesus loves them. Praying that God pours His abundant grace and mercy on you and that you are filled with his peace and encouragement. You are deeply loved and appreciated.

  583. Stephanie Hamann January 20, 2010

    Thank You! Thank you for your work! Thank you for everything you do everyday. Thank you for ministering to precious children. I can’t imagine having to do what the Lord is asking of you in these difficult days, but know that the prayers of many are with you, and the Lord will give you strength to complete His tasks. I hurt for your losses, and wish I could be there to help, to just hold your hands, and to let you have a moment of rest, but I cannot get there, so the Lord will have to provide some of that for you in my absence. May God bless you in spite of your pain, and give beauty for ashes, joy for pain, and praise instead of heaviness.

  584. Josh Anderson January 20, 2010

    Thank you all Compassion staff in Haiti- you were heroes before the quake and now even more! Those working in the Bois Bouton project: THANK YOU! I’m praying you are all OK! Thank you for all you have done with Rebecca Romelus!!

  585. JANET COWAN January 20, 2010

    Psalm 91: May the Lord Jesus Christ Keep you under his wings and put a shelter around you and bless you and give you JOY AND PEACE DURING THIS SAD TIME …..Shalom(peace) AND AMEN.

    JANET BEVERLEY COWAN ENGLAND UK.

  586. Maendi January 20, 2010

    Thank you for all that you’re doing! You are in our thoughts and prayers. We check for updates often and pray for needs of those involved. You’ve not been forgotten!

  587. mark luker @sumptersam January 20, 2010

    If you are in Haiti, you are where God wants you to be to help. God is not punishing anyone with the earthquakes…but blessing the people with workers like you and showing the people what God’s love can do. Your efforts will bring people to God!God bless you!

  588. ivo ivanov January 20, 2010

    You guys make the difference between life and death everyday in the lives of children in Haiti. Don’t give up now!
    Our hearts and prayers are with you!

  589. Monica Huber January 20, 2010

    Our thoughts and prayers to everyone in Haiti…May God fill you with His Holy Spirit to overflowing as you work through the devastation and loss. May you have peace above all understanding and may you be blessed beyond belief in the fruits of your labor! Thank you for all you do there!

  590. Ginny (MAD21) January 20, 2010

    You have all been in my family’s prayers everyday since the earthquake happened. We pray that God will do great things through you. That he will give you strength, perseverance, courage, and wisdom. We pray that he will keep you safe, and will continue to provide resources for you to continue your work there.

    We pray that you will learn through your experiences with the people of Haiti, both for your relationship with God, and so you can share with others so that they may see God through you.

    Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus. Thank you for working so hard and for sacrificing so much. Thank you for doing what so many of us cannot.

  591. Kristi Crosson January 20, 2010

    You are a blessing! God positioned and appointed you for such a time as this. I pray that His peace and love would fill your hearts as you minister and rebuild. God Bless! My prayers are with you all.

  592. Quentin and Wendy McCart January 20, 2010

    Please know we are praying for you!

  593. Megan Mcintosh January 20, 2010

    Staff in Haiti:

    You are on my heart and mind lately.
    I wish I could drop out of college and fly out there, and physically be the hands and feet of Christ, but since I can’t, I am SO thankful for people like you.

    You are doing amazing things.
    Do not give up, even though I can’t imagine what you all are going through, being there, in the midst of this chaos.

    You are being prayed for,
    and the Lord will hear our prayers.

    God Bless You!

  594. Lora Lynn January 20, 2010

    Praying and grieving with all of you. May He give you peace and comfort.

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