The head of a Christian child sponsorship program says Haiti is a nation “that you can literally feel the evil in.”
Dr. Wesley Stafford, president and CEO of Compassion International, told Focus on the Family that Haiti was a disaster before the earthquake ever struck.
Haiti … has been a disaster in almost every way long before this ever struck. And it is a nation, between you and me, I guess, that Satan has had absolutely free reign in that nation. And while the missionary effort and the church effort has been enormous, this is a nation that you can literally feel the evil in it.ADVERTISEMENT
But then as the church lives out its faith, having come through this deep, deep valley, my great prayer is that there will be a great wave of healing and change in the nation of Haiti … that could only come about through an interruption like this and only happen through the glory of God.
Compassion International collects money, in $38 increments, to help children in impoverished parts of the world. According to its Web site, the “child advocacy ministry” tends to more than one million children in 25 countries.
According to Joanne Brokaw at Beliefnet, the group has found sponsors for 64,000 children in Haiti and has dozens of operating centers around the country.
“Where aid organizations like World Vision work on a larger community scale — for example, being able to immediately respond to the earthquake with supplies, digging wells, building community buildings — Compassion works child to child, pairing a child with a sponsor in a developed country. The ministry works with local churches to impact a child, their family, and their community,” Brokaw explains.
Last fall, the organization criticized Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for cutting financial aid to Honduras in the wake of the coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya. Communications director Kathy Redmond said that the funding didn’t affect the group’s finances, but made it more difficult to provide aid.
“Even when non-humanitarian aid is cut off, it still hurts the most vulnerable that are there,” Redmond said. “And, Honduras–in terms of their economy–is the second poorest nation in the western hemisphere, only behind Haiti.”
This video is from Focus on the Family, broadcast Jan. 18, 2010.
Robert De Niro said Alec Baldwin is so good at playing Donald Trump he wants to punch them both in the face
Legendary actor and Donald Trump foe Robert De Niro waited patiently as roasters bashed him before they went after Alec Baldwin. De Niro was mocked mostly for his age. But it was De Niro who had the last laugh.
When it was his turn to bring the funny, De Niro asked simply, "what the f*ck am I doing here?"
"This is like that Moscow hotel room where a bunch of whores pissed all over Donald Trump," he recalled.
When it came time to bash Caitlyn Jenner, De Niro said that there was something off about her, but he couldn't "put his finger in it."
"Yes, you can!" she encouraged.
SNL’s Chris Redd calls Caitlyn Jenner ‘Auntie Tom’ for supporting Trump over trans community
Genius comedian Chris Redd went after Caitlyn Jenner for her Republican support of President Donald Trump.
While Jenner admitted in 2018 that she'd made a mistake, she was a big part of those few LGBTQ willing to support Trump in 2016.
"Hey Caitlyn, you godd*mn hypocrite," Redd began. "You're like, against gay marriage, you voted for Trump, you're like the Auntie Tom of the trans community. I mean, OK, you did open the door for trans people but then you ran in and slammed that sh*t shut behind your flat ass."
US ‘lies’ slammed after Mike Pompeo blames Iran for drone attacks without proof
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi forcefully rejected Sunday unsubstantiated charges by by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) regarding the recent drone attacks that caused serious damage to two crucial Saudi Arabian oil installations.
“It has been around 5 years that the Saudi-led coalition has kept the flames of war alive in the region by repeatedly launching aggression against Yemen and committing different types of war crimes, and the Yemenis have also shown that they are standing up to war and aggression,” Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said in a statement.