Thoughts on the Crisis in Haiti

Haiti. Hundreds of thousands are feared to be dead. I am watching this on television right now. It is a miracle that we can see these things happening around the world, but I don’t like seeing what I am seeing. Graphic. Raw. Images of despair, panic, helplessness, and soon, hopelessness.

Children, adults, babies… dead, injured, lost, frightened, shocked.

But what can I do?

The first thing we must do is PRAY. Not everyone believes in the power of prayer. I do. Whether you do or do not, it costs nothing, and could possibly bring hope and healing. Give it a try. Prayer is good.

The next thing to do? HELP. Text “Haiti” to 90999 on your cell phone to donate $10.00 to the Red Cross for Relief in Haiti. 100% of your donation goes directly to the Red Cross- your cell phone carrier keeps nothing. A ten dollar donation will be hardly noticeable on your phone bill, but will help save lives and bring hope to those in need.

Then? TEACH. Help your kids or your friend’s kids understand what is happening and how they can make a difference. Help them with ideas and efforts to raise money for help. It is important to teach charity and compassion to the next generation and to support and encourage them to participate in aiding victims of tragedy.

Don’t turn your back on the events of the world to avoid the feelings that I am feeling right now. We must FEEL these emotions – for better or for worse. We must not lose our humanity.

My heart breaks… but through this pain shines hope.

3 thoughts on “Thoughts on the Crisis in Haiti

  1. David,
    Agree on your comments about prayer. It has two major and powerful benefits. It will bless those wo are suffering. It can also change us to guide us in our response, caring, and action.

    It looks like the significant thing we can do is to donate $$$$$’s right now, perhaps some clothing and supplies when those are requested, and then, when the time is right, go to Haiti to share and show our love.
    Ralph

  2. The Haitian people have had a long history of poverty and suffering. As a Christian it is my responsibility to help these people. Given the corrupt nature of their government, I will donate money throguh a reputable source such as the Red Cross. Most importantly I will pray that the Holy Spirit will minister to these people and draw them to Himself.

  3. I agree wholheartedly, and sent a large gift through our church to the relief effort in Haiti and another good sized gift to “feed the poor” as promoted on the Hugh Hewitt radio program.
    It feels so good to give to those in need instead of contributing to the church’s electricity bill or the new expansion for the youth program. Get real people…pure and undefiled religion is this…….

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