This week marks the fifth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, which occurred on 12 January 2010. Hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives and the country was practically destroyed. Thus began one of the biggest disaster relief efforts undertaken by Convoy of Hope International.
We are deeply grateful that because of 16 European nations, we, as Convoy of Hope Europe, were able to contribute over a million dollars to this response. Within weeks, millions of meals and water purification units were distributed, especially in the area of Port-au-Prince. Over the years, the work has continued. An agricultural initiative teaches farmers needed skills to produce crops, and a 30,000 square foot warehouse was built just outside of the capitol.
Today, Convoy of Hope is feeding 62,000 children every school day. For more information, check out the full article on the Convoy of Hope International website.
I spent the week of New Years in the mountains of Austria with around 300 teenagers. 15 of them were from the community I work with here in Brussels. We had a ton of fun together in the snow, playing games, celebrating New Years, singing songs and learning about God. We also had a lot of great talks about our faith and life. I am so proud of them all and thankful for how God is working in each of their lives. Here are my top moments from the week: