PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti —
Four years after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated this Caribbean nation, the 28th and Delmas Church of Christ worships in a rebuilt facility.
The rebuilt meeting place of the 28th and Delmas Church of Christ in Port-au-Prince. (PHOTO PROVIDED)
The quake, which claimed more than 230,000 lives, completely destroyed the church’s building, killing 36 nursing students and their teacher who were using the building for classes.
“Now this rebuilt church building is the home of a Christian school of 350 students.” said Ron Bever, an elder of the Britton Road Church of Christ
in Oklahoma City, which supports the work. “Thirty of these students have been baptized into Christ.”
In January, the church launched a preacher training school with 30 students, and a medical team from the U.S. recently treated 1,400 patients at the building. The church also hosts a TV program.
“The Church of Christ is becoming better-known — not only in Port-au-Prince, but also in most of the Haitian districts,” minister Jean Elmera said. “The church is growing tremendously, and we praise God for this.”