Haitian Pastor Calls on Church to Step Up

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BOIS VERNA, Haiti -- It has been five months since the earthquake struck the island nation and some Haitians have been growing impatient with the lack of progress.

In the area of Haiti known as Bois Verna, the earthquake's devastation is still noticeable -- almost five months after the quake.

In the region of Delmas Deux, people are still living in tent cities now surrounded by collapsed buildings from the quake. In Bel Aire, the ruins of a cathedral can still be seen.

And in downtown Port au Prince, the Presidential Palace still stands, but is in shambles.

Pastor Espérandieu Pierre is the founder of Nehemiah Vision Ministries. A native Haitian, he told CBN News about the feelings that the people of Haiti have been dealing with.

"Many of them here have a sense of hopelessness," Pierre said. "I am just stuck here. The limitation is here."

"We are sitting on almost 50 acres of land, trying to develop a community transformation center, where people can see Christ demonstrated," he explained.

"Poor people don't need to hear about Christ," he added. "They want to hear and they want to feel the demonstration of the Gospel through the act of love. If people believe with God, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, God will bring it around."

Even before the earthquake, Haiti was the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. With an earthquake added to the equation, Pierre and other people said they believe the only thing that can save their nation is God.

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