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By Gary Sprunger On January 12, 2010, the island nation of Haiti felt the rumble of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. Unprecedented devas- tation, commotion and insecurity fell upon the southwestern area that included Port-au-Prince. For the next 12 days, over 50 tremors of at least a magnitude 4.5 shook the area as survivors scrambled to locate their families and loved ones. Cries of grief and despair were heard in the streets. The people wandered about in shock and disbelief. Families had been separated by the disaster. Some were left helpless as they viewed the site where their loved ones lay beneath fallen buildings and rubble. Streets were filled with homeless refugees needing answers to their dilemma. It is estimated that over 230,000 people lost By Michael Doering When the earthquake struck in January, the immediate need for Haiti was medical attention and humanitarian aid. God allowed me to be part of a team that went into Haiti within the first week after the disaster. The death and destruction were on a scale I have never experienced. The smell and the scene of dead bodies being scooped up and thrown into mass graves are seared in my memory. The first time I went in, I remember seeing a children's hospital near the Dominican Embassy that had collapsed. I could hear the children that were buried screaming for help. This went on for four days. The following day everything was silent. Nobody could get to them and they perished. During the last six months I have been to Haiti six times, most recently during the month of June. I am amazed at how much work is still to be done. Most of the non-governmental organizations have pulled out. There is still a need for humanitarian aid, but the greatest need is the need for national repentance and a 10 BIMI WORLD – Number 3, 2010