40,000-Plus Haitians Have Professed Faith in Jesus Christ Since Earthquake; Pastor Believes Vision of 1.5 Million Haitians Coming to Christ is in Process of Being Fulfilled
Many conversions took place during the three days of prayer and fasting called for by the Haitian government Feb. 12-14. “People were in the streets, literally begging God for forgiveness and mercy.”
(Port-Au-Prince, Haiti)—A reported 40,127 Haitians have made professions of faith in Jesus Christ since a major earthquake hit the impoverished nation in January, according to pastors and directors of missions within the Confraternite Missionaire Baptiste d’Haiti (CMBH).
“Haiti is ripe for a spiritual movement from God,” said Craig Culbreth, director of the Florida Baptist Convention’s partnership missions department. (Photo: CNN/Getty)
Indeed, a report in Baptist Press states that “During a Feb. 16-17 citywide holiday observance in Cap Haitien, Haiti’s second largest city, Culbreth saw ‘thousands upon thousands filling the streets where people are seeking God and asking Him to spare them from what happened in Port-au-Prince.'”
“For me,” said Culbreth, “it was a New Testament expression of what it looks like when the Spirit of God shows up. I have never seen anything like it.”
Many conversions took place during the three days of prayer and fasting called for by the Haitian government Feb. 12-14, during which Dennis Wilbanks, an associate in partnership missions, said “People were in the streets, literally begging God for forgiveness and mercy.”
According to the report, Louis LaBranche, CMBH director of ministry had a vision of God telling him that 1.5 million Haitians will be saved in the next five years.
“He believes it and so do I,” Culbreth said.