Posts tagged ‘Development-Relief’

Covenant Pastor Leads Firefighting Team to Chile

ELGIN, IL (March 25, 2011) – Henoch Fuentes, an Evangelical Covenant Church minister, and nine firefighters from this community received national attention in Chile recently when they delivered donated fire equipment and helped train emergency personnel in the earthquake-shattered city of Rancagua. Continue Reading »

Haiti: How to Sustain Rebuilding Effort

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (March 18, 2011) – Editor’s note: This report is the last in a week-long series of articles written by Stan Friedman, news editor for Covenant News Service, who spent five days accompanying a five-member medical team from the United States providing care to Haiti residents during a two-week volunteer mission. Continue Reading »

Haiti: From the Reporter’s Notebook

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (March 18, 2011) – Editor’s note: This report contains a collection of notes taken from the reporter’s notebook. It is part of a week-long series of articles written by Stan Friedman, news editor for Covenant News Service, who spent five days accompanying a five-member medical team from the United States providing care to Haiti residents during a two-week volunteer mission. Continue Reading »

Haiti: Fighting the Deadly Scourge – Cholera

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (March 16, 2011) – Editor’s note: This report is part of a week-long series of articles written by Stan Friedman, news editor for Covenant News Service, who spent five days accompanying a five-member medical team from the United States providing care to Haiti residents during a two-week volunteer mission. Continue Reading »

CWR Encourages Support for Japan Relief Fund

CHICAGO, IL (March 14, 2011) – A new fund has been established by Covenant World Relief to aid victims of the earthquakes and tsunami that devastated large areas in Japan last Friday, with more than 1,900 confirmed deaths and thousands of individuals still unaccounted for, according to Japanese relief officials. Continue Reading »

Disaster Draws Two Churches into Lasting Friendship

STROMSBURG, NE (March 14, 2011) – Thirty-four members of Iglesia Evangelica Missionera del Pacto Church in La Villa, Texas, which was devastated by Hurricane Dolly in 2009, traveled here to spend a weekend celebrating the bonds formed between that congregation and two Midwest churches that had sent mission teams to help people rebuild their lives. Continue Reading »

Covenant Homes Opened to Displaced Families in Chile

TOME, CHILE (March 13, 2011) – Members of the Chile Covenant Church in Tomé opened their homes on higher ground for families that had been evacuated from low-lying areas due to fears that a tsunami unleashed by the Japan earthquake would hit the area. Continue Reading »

Hope, Changed Lives Focus of Special Haiti Series

CHICAGO, IL (March 11, 2011) – A clinic opened in January by Covenant World Relief partner Medical Teams International (MTI) provides the only on-site health services to the 30,000 residents in the new tent city of Canaan just outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Continue Reading »

Japan Church, CWR Evaluating Relief Responses

CHICAGO, IL (March 11, 2011) – The leadership of the Japan Covenant Church is considering how to respond to the needs of people following the largest recorded earthquake in the country’s history and massive tsunami that have killed hundreds, Covenant World Relief Director Dave Husby said this morning. Continue Reading »

Keeping Close Watch on Possible Tsunami in Chile

CHICAGO, IL (March 11, 2011) – Chile Covenant Church leaders are paying special attention to the tsunami speeding its way across the Pacific Ocean because it most likely would strike near the community of Tome, where a giant wave killed 700 people in February 2010. Continue Reading »