It’s been over two years since the 12 January 2010, earthquake in Haiti, which saw over 300,000 people killed and a million left homeless. Since then the situation for many people has hardly changed with many people still living in refugee camps amidst an ongoing threat of cholera outbreaks.
One aspect which has improved though is the availability of Bibles. With the support of Bible Society supporters from around the world, including New Zealand, the Bible Society of Haiti has distributed more than 100,000 Bibles and 20,000 New Testaments to churches and refugees. Many of the Bibles being distributed are in the language of Haitian Creole.
“Having the Bible available in their heart language is making a great difference to people’s ability to connect with God’s Word, allowing change to enter in through people’s hearts,” says Magda Victor, General Secretary of the Bible Society of Haiti.
This article is from The Word at Work – Autumn 2012