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A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Mothers and Daughters (Adams Media, 2009)
Chicken Soup: What I Learned from the Dog (2009)
Love is a Flame (Bethany House, 2010)
Extraordinary answers to Prayer (Guideposts, 2010)
Love is a Verb (Bethany House, 2011)
Big Dreams from Small Spaces (Group Publishing, 2012)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti Earthquake

I grew up in California and experienced occasional earthquakes. The worst that ever happened to us was that our giant Monterrey pine came crashing down onto our roof.

But what if my roof collapsed, sending huge chunks of wood, glass, nails and metal down onto us, crushing, perhaps badly injuring one of our family members?

What if the gas station could no longer pump fuel because the gas tanks were cracked, so we had to carry our injured family member to the hospital. There we discover that the hospital has been demolished. Doctors and nurses are killed or trapped in the rubble. There are no available beds, no painkillers, penicillin, IV drips. No one notices your despair because they are also looking for non-existent doctors and treatment for their own injured loved ones.

Looters have gone into the smashed stores and taken all the food and supplies.
The water supply is possibly contaminated.
It will be days before the local and federal governments can recover enough to begin to organize and provide aid to the afflicted citizens.
Horrible to imagine.

As bad as that sounds, it's even worse in Haiti, an already desperately poor and troubled country. What would Jesus have you do for your brothers and sisters in Haiti?

You can send aid to the
Red Cross
Compassion International
World Vision
Samaritan's Purse.
Just google the names and all the info for sending aid should come up.
I'm going to send a donation The Red Cross. And, since I'm O negative, I'll also contact them for times and places to donate my blood.
There are also many smaller organizations that you may know about that provide aid.
I know times are tough here in the U.S. But times are far worse in Haiti. Go on, do it while you're thinking about it.
You'll feel wonderful.
And some person in Haiti will feel better, too.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the inspiration. I think a lot of people want to help, but don't know how. Michele also is involved in New Missions, which is based in Haiti. You can donate by going to their website