“And must I keep giving, and giving away?”
“Oh no,” said the angel, looking me through.
“Just keep giving until our Lord stops giving to you.”
It is impossible to look at the photos of Haiti and her people and NOT be touched. For those of us with connections, with friends, looking at the photos is heart-wrenching. We want to be there to help, to hold, to build, to hug, to talk, to cry.
Some have heard from loved ones.
Others call and call, send text messages, scan e-mail and Facebook in the ever-present hope of SOMETHING. A word, a clue, something to indicate that their friends and family are alive.
And those of us who can go home to our spouses, hug our children, call our parents, e-mail our siblings feel blessed beyond measure.
Please pray. Pray for my friends S & B. B has family in Port Au Prince. Family with whom they have not yet made contact.
Pray for my friend A. who also has family and friends in Port whom he cannot reach. He is overwhelmed that his homeland, already the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, possibly the world, has been devastated in this way.
And act. Do something.
There are a number of reputable organizations that are acting NOW. Choose one and help. The amount is not important. $1, $5, $10, $100 or more will go much further in Haiti than in the USA.
New Life for Haiti is collecting money to purchase concrete to rebuild homes demolished in the earthquake. This is a concrete (pardon the pun), tangible way to know that your money will help in an immediate capacity. You can click on the link to NLH and go directly to the donation page, where you can donate using PayPal.
Please pray. And act. And pray again.
“When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm.” (Psalm 75:3)