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Posted: June 2, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

The global land mine crisis is one of the most pervasive problems facing the world today. It is estimated that there are between 60 and 70 million land mines in the ground in at least 70 countries. Land mines maim or kill approximately 26,000 civilians every year, including 8,000 to 10,000 children. Those victims that survive endure a lifetime of physical, psychological, and economic hardship.

Land mines are indiscriminate weapons by nature — they do not distinguish between a soldier’s footstep and a child’s footstep. Their toll on mine-affected communities is devastating, and the consequences of their use are felt years after hostilities cease. "Once peace is declared the land mine does not recognize that peace," says Jody Williams, coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Land mines and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. "The land mine is eternally prepared to take victims."

 

"Haiti was home to one of the worst disasters of our time. Then the earthquake hit." –Compassion Magazine

 

LINKS

 

U.S. TROOPS LEAVE HAITI

 

THE KILLINGS AT LES CAYES PRISON

 

YOUNG EVANGELICALS EXPANDING THEIR MISSION

 

CHECK OUT THE HEARTLINE GUEST HOUSE

 

PLEDGE TO PAIGE PORTER AS SHE RUNS TO RAISE FUNDS TO BUY HOUSES FOR SOME WHO LOST THEIRS IN THE EARTHWUAKE

 

 

CITE SOLEIL

We continue to make inroads into Cite Soleil as Beth and some of our ladies are going there today to visit some of our discharged patients and to check on a very sick baby.  Please pray as we continue to look to the Lord for wisdom and guidance.

 

We will be going back next week to meet with a committee of 6 men and 6 women as we endeavor to identify how and where we will start  Heartline’s ministry into the area.

 

Please pray with us as we endeavor to be the hands of Christ in Haiti.

 

John

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