Following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, TouchGlobal swiftly responded and has continued to send crisis responders to serve in Haiti ever since. We have established a presence and plan on staying here for a long time, so we thought it wise to set up a blog that family, friends, supporters, and teams can check to find first-hand information about life and ministry at the Haitian Queen (the TouchGlobal Crisis Response headquarters in Gressier, Haiti).

This blog will be updated regularly by various team members and staff.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

You can’t have Brazilians without having soccer. So on their first night here they organized an informal soccer match with the Haitian youth living in a tent-city nearby. Soccer, nothing more. By the time they were done, over 75 were gathered around, watching and cheering. The next morning, not even knowing about the game, one of our team members was talking to a local Haitian community leader about what we need to do to engage in the community, to make in-roads, to not be seen as just one more outside group. The Haitian responded: “Did you hear about the soccer game yesterday; the whole community is talking about it; today EVERYONE is coming to the next game. That’s what you need to do; that’s how you can become one of us…” Our team member went away thanking God for our Brazilian brothers and what they have done, in less than a week, to help draw us closer to our community.

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