Well, this Haiti earthquake has finally shaken me from my blogging holiday. I didn’t know what to write as January came around. I didn’t want to write on resolutions. So I’ve skipped a few weeks. But I think this has gotten all of our attention. I know your heart was probably moved as mine was with the initial news. But let us not get callous as the overwhelming mass of data floods in. Yes, it is on every channel all the time. But those are still real people in need. I have been encouraged by how much response there has already been to this disaster. If you are still looking for ways to respond, here are a few…
You can click here and donate:
World Vision has been on the ground from the moment of the quake and is providing aid to as many as possible. If you’d like to be involved more long-term, you can go to worldvision.org and sponsor a child from Haiti.
And now is not the time to argue about which aid organization you prefer. If you like Compassion, give here.
To donate to Unicef, click here.
You can text “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross for Haiti relief. It will be charged to your phone bill.
As I’ve said a couple of times already, you can buy a T-shirt where the proceeds go directly to aid in Haiti. You can find that here:
Most of us understand the story of the Good Samaritan. We are to love our neighbor as ourselves. Well, I think for most of us, if we were homeless, hurting, scared, hungry, without shelter, food, clothing, medicine, we would appreciate some help. I think most of us understand that. Most of us understand that Haiti is our neighbor. It is the poorest country in our side of the world, and that was before the earthquake. I think most of our hearts break when we see the pictures on the news of these poor people. So I’ll close with these words from the end of that story in Luke 10…
“Which of those three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?”
He said, “The one who showed him mercy.”
And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”
Thanks for loving your neighbor. And for listening to me.
7 thoughts on “Haiti”
Thanks yet again for sharing brother…and for giving us some perspective
Thank you for keeping this before your readers. You’re so right, it’s easy to respond when the news is fresh and so shocking, but it’s also easy to become numb or to succumb to emotional overload and shut down. We must love these people; we must be God’s ambassadors to a very hurting people; we must not forget them.
Yes, we need to keep our brothers and sisters in Haiti in the forefront of our thoughts, prayers and actions! God’s heart breaks for them, and our hearts need to be joined with His! Even though the negative data and reports of destruction are great, God is still greater, and we need to ask Him how He would have us help, and then we need to obey and take action! Thank you for your passion to bring action to help the people of Haiti, especially now, Todd!
World Vision has been in Haiti for many, many years. I wonder if the boy I once sponsored years ago survived…..he would be a teenager now 🙁
I sponsor a child through World Vision who lives in Haiti. I hope she’s ok. Please pray for her and her family. Her name is Jasmine Denise.
In His Holiness, AMEN –
Todd, I must admit ;o( I’ve not heard a lot of your music (till now), but recently downloaded My Jesus on itunes, and had to share just how it impacted me today.
I live just up the road from you, in Houston. And today (and last night) thousands of us met to pray and cry out to God as we walked around the second largest abortion clinic due to open in April right here in Houston. As I walked this silent walk I had my iPod and this song played, and played, and repeated again. I could not get enough of these words that cry out exactly what He asks us to be, like Him to the lest of these. And crying out for His gracious mercies and how He’d be right there with us, not up high somewhere but there walking demanding justice for this injustice. Your song has played several hundred times today for me as it has lead me to my knees crying out for His heart.
I must also say, I am with a ministry in which fights human trafficking in our city and globally. We go into brothels delivering gift baskets, roses, etc. to the slaves and seek to rescue them. We provide host/safe homes for them and means to have sustainable lives.
Again, this song is so us…Thank you for your cry and your willingness to share it with us, the lest, the encouraged, the criers…
May you forever be blessed…
uhmmm…okay I must apologize, I’ve heard alot of your music and really enjoy it, not sure what I was thinking…I think often times I just hear the song and not the who…thank you again, so much..