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.

Blogs From People of the Haitian Queen

All of the links below are blogs of people who have been or who are still living at the Haitian Queen. Each one provides a unique take on what life and ministry looks like in Haiti. Enjoy!

EFCA Crisis Response
This is the main TouchGlobal Crisis Response blog for all of the different areas that TouchGlobal has a base.

Rome City Team - Brian and Sarah Bennetch
Served Jan 30th 2010-Feb 28th 2010
Brian and Sarah Bennetch are long-term ReachGlobal missionaries serving in Rome, Italy. They were some of the first to respond to the need in Haiti after the quake. They served in numerous ways, and their translating abilities were an incredible asset! They have now returned to Rome to continue their ministry there.

What's Up Gundys?
Served Feb 10th 2010-Mar 1st 2010
Mike and Linda Gunderson are ReachGlobal missionaries who served for many years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They now call Minnesota their home base, working with church planters. They came (along with Mike's sister, Barb) to serve and help set up the Haitian Queen.

Rob in Haiti
Served Feb 10th 2010-Mar 1st 2010
Rob came and served as the foreman as well as the general go-to fix-it man for the first few weeks at the Haitian Queen.Without him, the teams would be living in the dark, with no water!

All Roads Lead to Rome
Served Feb 15th 2010-Mar 9th 2010
Trinity is a full-time ReachGlobal missionary heading to Rome to serve alongside Brian and Sarah Bennetch. She came to Haiti to serve as the "cruise director" and tech support at the Haitian Queen and to help lead Kids Clubs out in the local community.

Clean Water for Haiti
Served Mar 6th 2010-Mar 30th 2010
Jeff and his team are currently working to get wells to a number of the TouchGlobal worksites in Haiti. They also brought along a medical team to serve the local Haitians.

"We'll See..."
Served Apr 3rd 2010-Apr 9th 2010
Jon posted daily updates from his experience while serving in Haiti in early April 2010. Read about the adventures of his team as they served in both construction and medical capacities.

Westshore Free Church
The team from Mechanicsburg, PA, share the story of Haiti with others with the hopes of helping pioneer the way for future mission teams to Haiti.

Hope 4 Haiti
The team from Christ Community Church of Laguna Hills (CA) post pictures, stories, thoughts, and prayer requests in the form of daily blog updates.