NLC's Response to The Tragedy in Haiti

Thursday, January 14, 2010
The devastation in Haiti in the wake of the massive earthquake requires a response from followers of Christ in general and the people of Next Level Church in particular.

We’re thinking a lot about Jesus’ words in Matthew 25: “For I was hungry and you fed me. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you invited me into your home. I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you cared for me. I was in prison and you visited me.”

In a time like this, no response is big enough to match the magnitude of the suffering. But we must respond, and respond sacrificially.

Human aid organizations in Haiti are telling us that the greatest need at this moment is cash to procure needed supplies of food, water, clothing, and shelter and to begin the massive rebuilding process. While we anticipate serving in other ways in months to come, our response at this time will be to contribute financially through the efforts of Samaritan’s Purse, a North Carolina-based Christian relief organization that was first on the ground in Haiti (

Here is what we are committed to:

-We will contribute twenty percent (20%) of the Sunday offering on January 17 to Samaritan’s Purse relief efforts in Haiti.

-The Next Level staff has committed to contributing 10% of its compensation for the next pay period to Haiti relief, in addition to our regular tithes and offerings.

What can you do? It’s simple – give as generously as you possibly can this Sunday, knowing that every penny directed to the people of Haiti through Samaritan’s Purse feeds a child, saves a life, shelters a family. Plot with your families how you can dig deep, sell a possession, give up a special treat in order to serve the least of these in this time of great need.

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