UPDATE: Many of you have visited here looking for information about Arnold in light of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.  We received word early Wednesday morning, January 20th, that Arnold and his family are safe. They are in Haiti and they did survive the quake. Arnold suffered a back injury of some sort during relief work, and the situation in Haiti is still dire. Arnold suggests contacting the Ft. Lauderdale congregation to funnel relief efforts for him. Thank you for your thoughts and concern!

Arnold Garcon, our missionary who works in Haiti and elsewhere in central/south America, came this past Wednesday night to make a presentation about his work. As you may be aware, there have been several storms and hurricanes hit in the past year–which is a problem in the hemisphere’s poorest nation. On top of that, inflation and rising prices combined with a weak dollar have hurt the church’s buying power.

With that in mind, we’re having a special contribution this Sunday for relief work in Haiti. This contribution will be used to support Arnold’s work and help those who are in desperate need of physical aid — and in need of Good News.

If you didn’t get to join us Wednesday night, take a look at one of Arnold’s presentations to get a feel for what has been going on:

Arnold’s Mission Report Audio: