HAUT LIMBE, HAITI (January 15, 2010) – Editor’s note: The following is Thursday’s edited blog post from Janelle Peterson, a member of Faith Covenant Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, who is doing mission work in Haut-Limbe, Haiti. The community is roughly 20 kilometers west of Cap Haitien. Peterson is working under the support of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada (ECCC). Much of her ministry is assisting with the Eben-ezer Clinic, a partner with the ECCC. Peterson grew up attending Norquay Covenant Church in Norquay, Saskatchewan, and is a graduate of Covenant Bible College in Strathmore, Alberta. Her blog is “Peeling the Onion.”
CHICAGO, IL (January 15, 2010) – Martinez Jovin, who helped develop Evangelical Covenant Church Haitian ministries in Florida and hosted numerous mission groups to Haiti, survived the earthquake in Haiti along with his wife, Immacula, Covenant News Service has confirmed.
CHICAGO, IL (January 14, 2010) – Denominational leaders expressed gratitude today for the outpouring of support from Evangelical Covenant churches in response to the Haitian crisis, but also encouraged churches not to make plans to travel to the devastated island in the near future.
CHICAGO, IL (January 13, 2010) – Covenant World Relief (CWR) funds already are at work in Haiti providing assistance following Tuesday’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated large areas within the country and claimed thousands of lives.
CHICAGO, IL (January 11, 2010) – The final phase of the three-year Break the Chains anti-human trafficking initiative will focus on starting a boarding school for girls ages 10-18 who have been rescued from prostitution.
SPRING VALLEY, CA (January 19, 2010) – A memorial service for Jean Sands, widow of Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Donald Sands, will be conducted at 7 p.m. on January 25 at Mt. Miguel Covenant Village. Sands died Sunday.
OCEAN HILLS, CA (January 8, 2010) – Westmont College sophomore Robyn Bickerton was committed to living with her school roommate, Kim, who had just been diagnosed with cancer. Kim had decided she needed to live off campus while undergoing treatment and continuing to pursue her education.