Haiti

Destruction. Chaos. Poverty. Death.
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The pictures are haunting after this horrific earthquake.

Children alone in the ruble.

The wounded dazed and in shock wandering through the streets.

A nation, 700 miles from Miami, Florida, already the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere has now been ravaged by this disaster.

Meanwhile, we pray to God.

We look for practical ways to help. (Like here or here.)

We give these people the dignity they deserve as fellow human beings, created by God, by paying attention to what is happening there.

Feel free to add your own thought or prayer as a comment.

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5 thoughts on “Haiti

  1. http://www.wfrchurch.org/relief/index.html

    We have a 30 year track record of relief work among churches of Christ. Just another consideration.

    Our dollars go further becasue of very low overhead, and we know local church leaders because of our long standing relationships with our World Radio speakers. In fact two of our WFR men are on the ground in Haiti right now.

    Thanks,
    Royce

  2. hi royce,

    just a quick note…off subject.

    on behalf of high calling blogs, i would like to welcome you as a member.

    i hope that you will come, connect and feel a part of the group. there are a lot of fine people involved and some very interesting things to check out.

    here is a link that gives a few answers to questions, with a link to ask questions and relate suggestions.

    http://highcallingblogs.com/about/faq/

    Love to you.
    nAncY

  3. Royce, thanks so much for your link and for your information regarding this excellent ministry. I appreciate what this relief effort has done for many years.

  4. Jim, I watched Hotel Rwanda several years ago. The part of that movie that I will never forget is when the devastated and terrified people of Rwanda saw that the media was there to cover the genocide, and they knew that the Americans, once they saw what was happening, would surely help them. A reporter then told one of the Rwandans that the Americans would here of the crisis while eating dinner. They would think, “How sad”, then get back to their dinner. This thought really stuck with me, and I am trying to take a more active approach to the crisis in Haiti, even just remembering to pray for them and those who are there to help.

    • Elizabeth, I’m so glad you posted this comment! What a reminder to all of us how easy it is to see this horrible devastation and then “get back to dinner.” There is something about this image that relates not only to Haiti but to life each day as we hear interact with people, feel badly for them, and then “get back to dinner.” Thanks.