Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Heart...

It's been awhile. I'll apologize later for my absence in the blog world. Right now I need to share my heart with someone. Anyone. After yesterdays earthquake in Haiti, my heart is numb and emotional. I was in Haiti less than a year ago.. in Jacmel, which is approximately 25 miles from Port-Au-Prince. Jacmel has hotels and buildings down all over town. The news right now is that the orphanage of the Hands and Feet Project is ok. No damage, although they've been sleeping outside for fear of aftershocks. Even today they were having aftershocks that measure over 5.0.

Today on K-Love they had a Haitian Pastor call in to the morning show. He led a prayer that brought me to tears. I feel so helpless...

What can I do? I've been praying continually. I feel like it's not enough. I wish I had money to make a giant donation to help. Here's the thing... as Christians, we're called to take care of the orphans and widows. All of us need to do SOMETHING. We need to respond and put our faith where our mouth is and help. I'm not saying you have to send a ton of cash. If each person sends $5 or $10, it will make a difference.

There are many missionaries and U.S. groups over there that need our prayers. Their families need prayers for strength that their loved ones will be ok. Along with missionaries, there are many organizations over there as well. If you feel led to make a donation to help one of these organizations, please go to K-Love Radio website and view the list... or you can go to the website for Hands and Feet Project and make a donation directly to them.

Go... and be the hands and feet of Christ. Show the love of God, maybe to someone who doesn't know Him...

2 comments:

sailfish said...

I've been so wary of donation sites, because there have ALREADY been so many scams...THANK YOU for posting the link to Hands and Feet. I feel confident that our donation will actually be used properly.
Praying along with you, through the disbelief. Love you!

MJW said...

Praying with you as well. As sad as this might sound, after this and your post it really sank into me thinking what am I really doing with my life and am I really helping others. With my job the only thing I feel like I'm helping is people who are cheating on their spouses and their spouses finding out who. In the end, I feel like the company I work for is hurting others more than helping! Your sentence: "Here's the thing... as Christians, we're called to take care of the orphans and widows.", made me realize that I'm not doing this at all. I need to really use my abilities so that when I do stand before Christ that I can look at him and say - yes I did use my abilities to help the world or others. I decided that when I'm done with school, I am going to volunteer at either a children's hospital or with a cancer center to see if maybe that is something I'd go back to school for and if not volunteering is a great reward for everyone. What I'm trying to say is Thanks for writing this...you are helping me regardless if you knew it or not! :)