Early in 2010, the huge earthquake hit Haiti. Hundreds of groups were asking for money, but LifeBridge searched for an outlet where we could help our neighbors in Haiti hands-on. We couldn’t find one.
So, we decide to create our own. With the help of many contacts, we found a way to ship physical relief supplies to Christian relief agencies on the ground in Port Au Prince.
Initially, we planned to fill our 15-foot LifeBridge trailer with food and supplies and drive it to Miami, where it would be loaded onto a ship and taken to Haiti within the week.
But God had other plans. We were soon connected with generous individuals and companies who wanted to join our “hands on” effort. By week’s end, we filled an entire 53’ semi with pallet after pallet of food, medical supplies and relief items – more than 36,000 pounds in all.
It was a project that seemed impossible for a little church like ours. But in the end, it was a great lesson on how God uses the weak and humble of this world to showcase His strength.