These nine sponsored children are the first to be confirmed as having perished in the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. ICCM Director Linda Adams writes, “Our deepest hope is that all these children and teens whose lives have been touched by a sponsor have received Jesus Christ and are enjoying their eternal home with Him. Our hearts go out to their families, to our field staff in Haiti, and to the sponsors. May God comfort and bless each one.” Read Linda’s full memorial reflection as an online PDF document

The sponsors of these children have been directly contacted. Their responses have been heartwarming. To all sponsors of Haitian children: Only children with sponsor numbers beginning with “HA5…” are within the quake-affected area. If we learn that a sponsored child has perished or was seriously injured in the earthquake, we will contact their sponsor directly. Please continue to support your sponsored child unless you hear directly from us. Our Haitian ICCM team continues to try to account for children. We hope the reopening of schools across Haiti on March 12 will bring reportable information on more of our sponsored children.

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