Christian Songwriters Commemorate Haiti Earthquake Anniversary

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Jennifer LeClaire


Christian recording artists Moses and Erica Lugemye are commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake with the release of their new song “Alive.”

All proceeds from sales of the song will benefit the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Haiti Homes of Hope program, which provides concrete houses for homeless people in Haiti.

The strongest earthquake in over 200 years struck Haiti just before 5 p.m. local time on January 12th, 2010. The whole world watched in horror as 230,000 people were killed, many thousands were injured, and 1.5 million left homeless. Today marks the first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, and an estimated 1 million people are still homeless.

“Alive was born through watching a television broadcast from Haiti where children could be heard singing in the midst of the rubble,” Moses says. “The song is a passionate declaration of hope over the nation of Haiti, set to an Afro-Caribbean beat with prayers from East Africa. At the end of the song we sing in French so the people of Haiti can understand the message of hope we’re sending.”

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