Behind the Scenes: Rose's Resilience

After I introduced myself to Rose, the first words I remember her saying were, “Lespwa fè viv.”

My translator, Florence, said it means “hope makes one live.” Florence then shared with me; however, “When you hear Rose’s story, you will know that this means so much more for her.” I looked at my translator quizzically.

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Love is what you do....

Our partner, Love A Child, begins each day at 4 a.m. It’s a great time of day to avoid the heat of Haiti. For Bobby and Sherry Burnette and the Love A Child mobile clinic team, they’ve been rising early for more than 25 years because once they arrive at their mission site, people will have been lined up for hours to receive medical care.

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Ecuador Earthquake Update

Saturday, April 16, 2016 was a typical day on the Pacific coast of Ecuador, then suddenly at 6:58 PM local time a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck and thousands of lives were changed forever. 661 people lost their lives and almost 28,000 people were injured.

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PRESS RELEASE: Georgia-Based MAP International Has Staff On the Ground in Ecuador

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Ecuador

On the evening of Saturday, April 16th a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook the coastal region of Ecuador.  The death toll is nearing 300 with reports of over 2,500 people injured. Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has declared it a state of emergency, with the number of dead expected to rise “considerably” as crews continue to remove bodies from the rubble, Correa said.

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A Long-Term Need: Nepal Earthquake Relief

Most of the world is aware that just a little over a year ago a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, killing an estimated 8,000 people and potentially wounding tens of thousands more.

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