Thursday, January 14, 2010

Help Haiti

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We've all seen the pictures and videos coming out of Haiti following their devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake. We've seen the utter destruction, chaos and devastation that has followed in the last few days.

And we need to help.

I'm in the same boat as most people in that I don't have a lot of money, but I am so richly blessed compared to people who have lost everything. We made a donation this morning to Compassion International to help with disaster relief in Haiti. It wasn't a huge gift, but I know that it will make a difference. We've supported Compassion International in the past and I like that it is a Christian organization that is already VERY involved in Haiti. In a country that's official religion is voodoo, this organization spreads the love of Jesus. They work with 65,000 kids in Haiti, a third of which live in the Port-Au-Prince area.

Whether you give to Compassion International, World Vision, the Red Cross, or some other organization that you support, just please make the choice to do something. It may mean that you have to sacrifice something superficial in your life, but I can guarantee that you won't regret it.

Just give...

Give freely and spontaneously. Don't have a stingy heart. The way you handle matters like this triggers God, your God's, blessing in everything you do, all your work and ventures. There are always going to be poor and needy people among you. So I command you: Always be generous, open purse and hands, give to your neighbors in trouble, your poor and hurting neighbors.

Deuteronomy 15:10-11 (The Message)

3 random thoughts:

Mom said...

We gave our donation to Compassion International today. Please help these people. That's what Jesus would do. Enough said!

Kay said...

So true. And Compassion is a fabulous organization too.

trishandwade said...

I wasn't able to give much either, but I can't stop thinking about the situation in Haiti. I love what Compassion does, and I love that they gave the opportunity to give so quickly and easily.

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