Posts Tagged ‘earthquake’

Reason To Believe-Centurion At The Cross

March 14th, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason to Believe is the declaration of the Centurion who stood by the cross.

On the day when Jesus died, Matthew 27:54 records the response of a centurion and those nearby. “When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified and exclaimed, ‘Surely he was the Son of God.’”

There were a number of extraordinary circumstances surrounding the crucifixion. In the middle of the day, darkness came over the land.

At the death of Jesus, there was an earthquake that caused the rocks to split. The curtain of the temple was torn in two. And Matthew’s Gospel records that tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.

Another extraordinary circumstance was the way Jesus prayed for those who were crucifying Him. He prayed, “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.”

The Centurion was perceptive to the circumstances surrounding Jesus’ death and concluded that Jesus was not an ordinary man.

The exclamation of the Centurion acknowledging Jesus as the Son of God is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

Pray for Japan

March 22nd, 2011 No comments

FRED MCNAUGHTON – Please continue to pray for Japan, it’s people and the organizations that are trying to meet the needs of the millions of people who’s lives have been turned upside down by the earthquake, tsunami, nuclear crisis, lack of food, no electricity and continued chaos.

Several organizations are working in Japan to help.  Take a few moments to visit them and do what you can.

World Vision is providing Help and Hope in Japan.

Our friend, Lancaster Native Keith Baum is serving with Send International. They have over 30 Missionaries serving in Japan.

Hershey native Mark Lewis is in Japan where he is serving with EFCA Crisis Response. Follow his blog.

Listen to our interview with Keith Baum of Send International.

Listen to Lisa interview Mari Kemp who lives in Japan and who was an exchange student in Lancaster.


Pray for Japan

March 21st, 2011 No comments
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Japan update

March 16th, 2011 No comments

FRED MCNAUGHTON – Lisa interviews her friend, Mari, who shares her experiences living in Japan during the earthquake and tsunami.  Check it out!

Radio Network in Chile Updates Listeners After Quake

March 8th, 2010 No comments

Source: HCJB Global (written by Ralph Kurtenbach)

The people of Chile are putting their lives back together after an 8.8-strength earthquake struck near Concepción early Saturday, Feb. 27.

From the capital city of Santiago, Radio Armonía program host María Soledad is helping many Chileans to do so as the HCJB Global radio partner broadcasts via 35 affiliates across Chile.

Throughout the week María Soledad kept listeners up-to-date, encouraging them from the Scriptures. “In some sectors electricity is being restored—in cities like Concepción, Talcahuano, San Pedro de la Paz. Today I was asked about [the sector of] Michaigue,” she said on a program monitored in Ecuador.

A caller named Marina, her faith intact but emotions edgy, was overcome with emotion upon reaching Soledad. “How long have you been listening?” the program host asked as the two friends chatted on-air. “Just since this morning, we’ve been here without electricity, listening to the radio.”

Another caller, Pastor Alejandro Cabezas, experienced a few difficulties with highway travel to Concepción, but said the highway is generally clear and the weather is good. Moved by the enormity of the situation, his voice broke as he described the difficulties of people. “Some people are quite desperate,” he said.

Chileans continue experiencing dozens of aftershocks each day, keeping many in a state of uncertainty. Even as the tremors continue rattling people’s emotions, Radio Armonía is promoting an aid campaign launched by the Salvation Army. The “Embracing Chile” campaign solicits cash, nonperishable foods, milk and disposable diapers from the radio network’s listeners.

Since 1931, HCJB Global’s passion has been to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Using mass media, healthcare and education, and working with partners around the world, HCJB Global has ministries in more than 100 countries. Together with local partners, the ministry airs the gospel in more than 120 languages and dialects. Thousands of listeners and healthcare patients are meeting Jesus. Local believers are being trained as missionaries, pastors, broadcasters and healthcare providers.

Mr. Bill in Haiti

January 18th, 2010 No comments

Lisa Landis spoke with Mr Bill in Haiti on the Kids Cookie Break. You can hear the interview by clicking HERE or by clicking on the photo of Mr Bill and his family.

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Mr. Bill's Haiti Update

January 14th, 2010 No comments

WJTL just received this update from Mr. Bill, a Kids Cookie Break artist (Wa-wa-wa-water), who works with Child Hope in Haiti:

We have had very serious damage to the homes, the girls home being the worse.  But, praise God, no injuries to the kids have occured outside of Daphne who had a wall fall on her and is currently in traction awaiting treatment by a pediatric surgeon due to a broken leg.

We set up the boys home as a medical relief center for the area because the hospitals are not receiving new patients.  Hundreds of victims of the earthquake have been through the center and we have been going non-stop, 24-hours-a-day.  Many serious injuries.  The most recent being people who were dug out of colapsed buildings.  We have been blessed with steady flow of nurses, local doctors and others that have assisted us.  And, of course, Brooke and Ashley have been working very hard.  Also, many of the MDL kids are putting in a lot of time to care for the injured.

Unfortunately, we are running seriously low on med supplies, food and other items to help care for the injured and their families.  We cannot even conceive how we will make the building repairs needed.

All our children are sleeping outside in “the bins” (our sports center) because they are afraid of the aftershocks.  The Mission Viejo team has been great at working with the kids and assisting with the med care center.

Please pray that we can hold up through the crisis and that we can get the supplies we need.  Also, please pray for the many families who have lost family members or have family members that are suffering from injuries, as well as those left without homes.

Thank you for your prayers.

God bless.

bill and susette

On-Air Haiti Updates

January 14th, 2010 No comments

WJTL has been talking with a few people regarding the tragic earthquake in Haiti and posting it on our WJTL CASTS page.

We talked with Clair and Justin from Hope International and MCC’s Arli Klassen. You can hear those interviews (and other, as we get them) by clicking on any of the previous links.

A Letter from Compassion International

January 14th, 2010 No comments

The catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti yesterday has resulted in unfathomable chaos and devastation for hundreds of thousands of children and families.

Compassion sponsors and donors serve more than 65,000 children in Haiti. At least a third of them live in the areas that were hardest hit.

We are working rapidly to assess the situation and determine the full extent of damage:

  • Sadly, we anticipate there will be many deaths.
  • We anticipate thousands of children and families will have lost everything.
  • We anticipate many of our church-based child development centers will have been destroyed.

Without a doubt, the children we serve in Haiti are in shock and face immediate needs for food, water, medical care, shelter and counseling. We have teams prepared to respond, and we are deeply committed to helping each child.

Please reach out in the name of Jesus to bring relief, comfort, love and restoration to precious children and families whose lives have been devastated by this crisis.

Dr. Wess Stafford

President, USA

Haiti Update from AA's Mark Stuart

January 14th, 2010 1 comment

Mark Stuart, lead singer of Audio Adrenaline, sent out this email. Mark and his parents started an organization called Hands and Feet working with the people in Haiti. Mark was there when the earthquake hit. If you’re a person who prays, do bow in for them and the people they love. Humbling.

Hi everyone….

Our internet is working finally. So I’m sending this to a few of you…. Everyone here is ok, but we are all very scared. The buildings held up great, but there are several houses right around us that have collapsed. Also, Hotel Cyvadier had major damage, while the brand new three story “peace of mind” hotel was demolished. Francine, one of our teenage nannies was in afternoon school and escaped while the building

was collapsing around her because she was sitting by the door…however many of her classmates died yesterday. Many houses and and buildings have collapsed in Jacmel including the hospital. I know most of the news there is coming from PAP, but there is substantial loss of life here on the south coast. We need prayer for wisdom and strength. Its very chaotic here. We were able to buy diesel this morning andhopefully get more propane for cooking tomorrow. Last night was crazy…slept on the dirt in the center of the village…away from the buildings. Tonight we may venture back indoors, but that is yet to be decided. We go in and out to get necessities. The Haitian people are numb and sad to say very used to death, but this has created what

seems to be a hypnotic state. I’ve never been in a situation were you feel SO helpless, fearful, and small. The tremors are coming again as i type this. Whoa!!!