In the past few days, we have all been affected by the images and stories coming from Haiti. Undoubtedly, your teens have also been affected. Some ask why. Some are filled with compassion. Some are angry with a God who would let this happen. All wonder what they can do to help.
Our brothers and sisters in Haiti are hurting, the teens in our own parishes are questioning. While we might not know how to restore what was lost in this disaster or even how to answer all the questions, we do know that we are called to prayer and to action.
We at Life Teen have created a Life Night for you and your teens to help respond to this tragedy in love, hope and prayer. We pray that this resource will help you empower your teens to live out our Gospel call and respond with prayer and action to our brothers and sisters in Christ.
In solidarity and hope,
Your brothers and sisters at Life Teen
UNSHAKEABLE FAITH: Haiti Earthquake Response Life Night
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Goal of the Life Night
The goal of this Life Night is to discuss the recent events in Haiti and help teens understand why it is important that we, as a faith community, respond. The night will help the group process the event, the needs of the community in Haiti and plan a group response.
About this night
This Life Night was written to provide youth ministry programs a means to discuss the situation in Haiti after the January 12, 2010 earthquake and to assist teens in responding to the situation. The night starts with a sense of world turned upside down, literally. Images from the Haiti – prior to the earthquake and afterwards can be displayed. In the teaching, teens will learn why our faith calls us to respond and how that response is an outpouring of Christ’s love for others. There is time in the night for small groups to discuss the situation in Haiti and offer ideas and plan for how they can respond. The night closes with a prayer service for all those affected by the earthquake.