Friday, January 15, 2010

Haiti

I don't know how many of you have been following the news coverage of Haiti, but they are completely devastated. I know it's so easy to just kind of overlook what's going on, because we are unaffected by it personally. I have been so guilty of this when tragedies occur around the world. Of course we have to continue on with our lives, but there are things we can do!


Most importantly, we can PRAY!


Jason and I sponsor a child through Compassion International, and we received an email from them yesterday. Here is what they said:


The catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti yesterday has resulted in unfathomable chaos and devastation for hundreds of thousands of children and families.


Compassion sponsors and donors serve more than 65,000 children in Haiti. At least a third of them live in the areas that were hardest hit.
I am asking you to please send a generous gift today to help these precious children and their families.


We are working rapidly to assess the situation and determine the full extent of damage:
  • Sadly, we anticipate there will be many deaths.
  • We anticipate thousands of children and families will have lost everything.
  • We anticipate many of our church-based child development centers will have been destroyed.
Without a doubt, the children we serve in Haiti are in shock and face immediate needs for food, water, medical care, shelter and counseling. We have teams prepared to respond, and we are deeply committed to helping each child.


We need your donation today. Please reach out in the name of Jesus to bring relief, comfort, love and restoration to precious children and families whose lives have been devastated by this crisis.


Thank you for caring,
Mark Hanlon
Dr. Wess Stafford
President, USA



P.S. If you would like to give by phone, please call us at (800) 336-7676. Check donations can be mailed to: Compassion International, Colorado Springs, CO 80997.



Another way you can help is to hop on over to My Blessed Life. Myra and her husband are donating $1 for every comment left on her post. I encourage you to visit her page and join in. 

Jason and I will join in and also give $1 for every comment left here. 

 


5 comments:

  1. You can start with this comment... I will post to my blog as well so that we can get more people involved.

    I will also be posting something on my blog about Lindsay... Angela's friend.

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  2. So great!! I am giving away $5 per comment or link over on my blog.

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  3. Ps. I left you something over on my blog.

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