I’m heading to Haiti next month with a group of pastors from area churches to take a look at how Woodbury Community Church can be even more engaged in making a difference in the island nation. Haiti was already one of the world’s poorest countries when it was ravaged by the devastating earthquake of 2010. It is amazing how quickly we can forget about the impact that earthquake had on Haiti. An estimated 316,000 people lost their lives. That is more people than live in the entire city of St. Paul. Countless children became orphans and over 1,000,000 people became homeless. Over 30,000 commercial buildings were destroyed, making any kind of economic recovery something that is years away at best.There are many great Christian organizations making a difference in Haiti. I’ll be going with World Wide Village
, an organization located here in the Twin Cities that has been committed to transforming lives, empowering communities and loving people since 2001. I believe with all of my heart that the answer for Haiti is found in Jesus Christ.Today, Audio Adrenaline, with new lead singer, Kevin Max, released the first video of the band’s new era. Mark Stuart, former lead singer of this group lost his voice six years ago. The group folded but the ministry of the initial band members didn’t. Stuart became passionate about Haiti and what could be accomplished there if the church banded together. The new band exists to help orphans in Haiti. That is why they are back together. You can read more about their new mission at http://www.handsandfeetproject.org/
. I think it is so cool that even though Mark’s voice is gone that he is still involved in the songwriting, vision casting and day-to-day operations of the band.Enjoy the video below and if you are interested in hearing more about my upcoming trip to Haiti, I’d love to talk with you. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.