The Episcopal Church continues to work with and support our own Province IX, as well as the Anglican Provinces of Central America (IARCA), Brazil and Mexico, as they seek to develop a church that is able to carry out and sustain its ministry with the assets and resources at its disposal. As they work toward the goal of financial self-sustainability, we support local dioceses as they develop mission models and nurture healthy mutual relationships with Episcopal dioceses.
McQueen is responsible for IARCA (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama) Mexico and Brazil. Glenda can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rt. Rev. Wilfrido Ramos Orench is responsible for Province IX (Dominican Republic, Honduras, Columbia, Central Ecuador, Litoral Ecuador, Venezuela, Puerto Rico) and can be reached at email@example.com
Shortly before sundown on Tuesday, January 12, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti. The quake was centered about ten miles west of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. At least 28 aftershocks of magnitude 4.0 or greater shook the country in the hours immediately following the quake.
“Even under ‘normal’ circumstances, Haiti struggles to care for her 9 million people. The nation is the poorest in the western hemisphere, and this latest disaster will set back many recent efforts at development,” said Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in a statement Wednesday morning. “I urge your concrete and immediate prayers in the form of contributions to Episcopal Relief & Development, who are already working with the Diocese of Haiti to send aid where it is most needed.”
To donate to the Haiti Fund, visit www.er-d.org or call 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129. Gifts can be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058. Please put “Haiti Fund” in the memo line of all checks. In addition, Episcopal Relief & Development is preparing a bulletin insert, which will be available on its website.