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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The earthquake in Haiti has already clamed thousands of lives; Haitian native Andrice Pierre remembers when he received the call about the natural disaster.

"Immediately they start describing to me what took place, and I thought it was just something minor," said Pierre.

Pierre is from an area on the northern part of the island, but he has three sisters who live near the quake zone of Port-au-Prince. As he holds on to hope, his church is trying to help in his country's time of need.

"We go to Haiti on average once per year," said Bishop Victor Powell, Rhema Word International Ministries. "Of course this is the natural thing to do is to respond and see what we can do".

Rhema Word International Ministries is trying to get together medical supplies, and other resources to get to Haiti.

"People are already calling and said how can I help and we wanted to do something that represents southwest Georgia and Albany," said Powell.

This will be like no other mission trip they've taken; Haiti has been changed by the natural disaster.

They plan to fly to Haiti early February.

"Most people can't go but they can send $10, $20, and $30, they say take my little and help out if it can," said Powell.

Rhema Word International Ministries is holding a meeting at the church at 610 West Oglethrope on Tuesday afternoon at 5pm.

Anyone wishing to help the victims or go to Haiti is invited to attend the meeting.

  
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