Port au Prince, Haiti – May 1, 2013
Haiti, the tiny Caribbean country, almost the exact same size as Israel, has gathered together to support Israel today.
Cross to Light held its second “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem” support Israel event in Port au Prince, Haiti’s capital city on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 . It was a huge success with thousands of community leaders attending from all over Haiti to express their support of Israel.
The Mayor of Delmas, Wilson Jeudy, was gracious to help provide the event’s venue where there was live music, an important message and prayer for Haiti’s President Martelly. Since last years support Israel event, an epicenter of reconstruction has emerged around the Mayor’s house. Is is a picture of Isaiah 58:12 Those from among you shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.
Historically, the nation of Haiti was one of three critical last countries to vote for Israel to become a nation on November 29th, 1947 at the United Nations General Assembly. Resolution 181, otherwise known as the Partition Plan, was voted in favor by the majority of the UN assembly. Resolution 181 called for the partition of the British-ruled Palestine Mandate into a Jewish state and an Arab state and provided the Jews, escaping the Holocaust, a place to live without the fear of being exterminated. Without Haiti’s vote, it is possible that this crucial resolution would not have passed.
Cross to Light, the ministry that operates the Haiti Bible Training Center in Port au Prince, Haiti is a strong supporter of Israel and conducts on-going efforts in support of the people and nation of Israel. Cross to Light hosts annual Holy Land tours to Israel, distributes pro-Israel items and holds various support Israel events throughout the year which now include the “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem” event in Haiti’s Capitol.
Cross to Light plans to hold more support Israel event’s in Haiti to demonstrate the nation’s steadfast and continued support of Israel and the Jewish people.