Haiti Rocked By Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake

Haiti has just been rocked by a strong earthquake registering magnitude 6.1.

Petit Goave, HaitiImage: Google Maps
Petit Goave, Haiti

The earthquake was situated at 18.428°N, 72.875°W which is near the city of Petit Goave.

CNN reports that “Patients at a hospital near Haiti’s airport in Port-au-Prince immediately started praying as the ground shook like a ship rocking back and forth. They asked for forgiveness and protection, a nurse said.”

Why don’t we also join these believers in prayer now? Father, grant forgiveness, protection, love, and healing to your people gathered in Haiti and also for those that don’t believe or have faith in you. Bless them Father. In the strong and mighty name of Jesus we pray amen.

Wow, what a heartcry to God from Haiti this morning. Forgiveness isn’t something only needed in Haiti. It is needed in America and from nations around the world. From those that have had almost everything taken away, come the words of praise.

O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help. Psalm 71:12

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Marlie Casseus Survives Devastating Haiti Earthquake

IKF’s Wonderfund joyfully reports this morning that Marlie Casseus and her family survived the devastating earthquake.

Another of Wonderfund’s kids, Dahana David, also survived as well as a “beloved” volunteer—Gina Eugene.

In an effort to help suffering Haitians, Wonderfund has launched Haiti’s Children Fund. It is collecting donations via their website: www.wonderfund.org/donate.php

It says the donations will be used to provide “life-saving medical care to Haitian children that must receive care in the U.S.”

Great news this morning; thank the Lord!

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World Angry As Obama Takes Control In Haiti

There is growing anxiety in the World community over Washington’s takeover in Haiti.

Flights ferrying disaster supplies are being diverted as American forces are given priority at Port-au-Prince’s airport. Tensions have apparently grown so tense that Haitian President René Préval has had to get involved in an attempt to cool tempers.

Wow. What a mess.

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Haiti—Crying Out To God

O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help. Psalm 71:12

Isn’t that the heartcry of God’s people in time of need? This morning, let’s all remember from whence cometh our help.

Pray for Haiti. Pray for all of God’s people across the world.

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Allen West Expresses Condolences To Haitian People

US Congressional candidate Allen B. West expressed his condolences to the Haitian people today.

West said, “It is with the highest degree of sincerity of heart that I extend my condolences to the people of Haiti, as well as to those here in the US who have been affected.

West’s statement continued:

I have many a close association with members of the American Haitian community here in South Florida. The loss of life in such a tragic manner is horrendous and we must all do what we can to alleviate the pain and suffering of the people of Haiti.

I also want to commend the Men and Women of our Armed Forces who always make the transition from Warrior to benevolent protector in times of natural disaster. We all remember their service to the people of Indonesia after the tsunami and the people of Pakistan after the earthquake there. I ask that the people of Haiti welcome those who are truly the best America has to offer and not allow roving gangs to turn against those who seek to provide comfort, stability, and relief… as we saw in Somalia.

The small Nation of Haiti, part of the greater island of Hispaniola, has an incredible history. Haiti declared its independence on 1 Jan 1804 becoming the first independent Nation in Latin America. Haiti is the first post-colonial independent black led Nation in the world, and the only Nation whose independence was gained as part of a successful slave rebellion. Haiti is the only predominantly Francophone independent Nation in the Americas. Lastly, it is one of only two independent Nations, Canada the other, that designates French as an official language.

The revolution which occurred in Haiti was inspired by the French Revolution, which was inspired by the American Revolution. It was a revolution focused on freeing the indomitable human will.

Haiti must now be freed again. It must be freed from the enslavement that has resulted in being the poorest Nation in the Americas… one of the poorest and least developed in the world. It is an enslavement which has produced devastating illiteracy. It is an enslavement which has created a dependency whereby 30-40% of its government budget comes from foreign aid… it is an enslavement that has continually produced despots and failed leadership.

As we work to restore Haiti, the short term focus is indeed to provide relief and system infrastructure repair. However, in the long term let us be committed to rebuilding not just buildings, but the independent human will for which Haiti first sought freedom. Let our investment in Haiti be not just about giving them hammocks, but ladders in order to climb to greater achievement and provide a viable safety net when necessary.

I say let this earthquake result in the catalyst to recommit Haiti to a second Independence Day, 206 years after their first. As a future US Congressman that is my commitment to the people of Haiti, empowerment, not enslavement.

I ask, will the people of Haiti and American Haitians share that vision with me?

Faithful and True,

Lieutenant Colonel Allen B West (US Army, Ret.)

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USNS Comfort Being Deployed To Haiti

President Obama said today that USNS Comfort is being deployed to Haiti.

USNS ComfortImage: US Navy
USNS Comfort

USNS Comfort is a medical treament facility that is “capable of providing a full hospital service asset for use by other government agencies involved in the support of relief and humanitarian operations worldwide,” the Navy says.

Follow US relief efforts via the Navy’s newly created Haiti relief Twitter account: @NavyNews/haiti-relief

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Haiti Still Shaking With Aftershocks, 100000 Dead

Haiti is still trembling this morning as powerful aftershocks continue.

The latest aftershock measured magnitude 4.8 and was situated near the city of Grand Goâve.

HaitiImage: Google Maps
Haiti

Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said yesterday that the death-toll could rise above 100,000. CNN reports that Haitians are using bare hands to dig out the trapped. The dead are so numerous they are piling bodies in the streets. Haiti must be a scene of incredible horror.

This morning, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is steaming toward Haiti to provide airlift support. The US Military is assessing the ground situation to determine what assets to deploy.

Air Force Lt. Gen. P.K. Keen is providing initial on-the-ground military command in Haiti. AFNS says General Douglas Fraser “is leading military support to the disaster response mission, being coordinated through the U.S. Agency for International Development and State Department’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance.”

The Navy says, “USS Bataan (LHD 5) embarked with Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU 22), USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) were ordered to get underway as soon as possible. Additionally, USS Normandy (CG 60), USS Underwood (FFG 36) and USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) will deploy from their homeports and stand ready to assist, while USNS Comfort (T-AH-20), homeported in Baltimore, Md., is preparing to get underway, if required.”

USNS Comfort is a medical treament facility that is “capable of providing a full hospital service asset for use by other government agencies involved in the support of relief and humanitarian operations worldwide,” the Navy says.

Follow US relief efforts via the Navy’s newly created Haiti relief Twitter account: @NavyNews/haiti-relief

Let’s all take time out today to remember Haiti in prayer as world organizations scramble to organize aid to the devastated island.

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Haiti Rocked By Powerful 7.0 Earthquake

The island of Haiti was rocked by a powerful earthquake this afternoon measuring magnitude 7.

epicenter of magnitude 7 earthquake in HaitiImage: Google Maps
epicenter of magnitude 7 earthquake in Haiti

The earthquake was situated at 18.451°N, 72.445°W and had a hypocentral depth of 6.2 miles. The epicenter is near the Haitian city of Henry.

No word on casualties, but many are expected. The Wall Street Journal quoted Don Blakeman at USGS as saying, “I think we are going to see substantial damage and casualties.”

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UFOs In Haiti On The Lookout

HotAir.com reports on two videos out of Haiti that allegedly show UFOs.

I believe the UFOs are searching for the Goreacle whose transmissions to home base have become increasingly vacuous.

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