Thursday, February 17, 2011

If you have a heart, it will break...


After a year of almost unfathomable hardship in Haiti, more than a million displaced people still live under tents and tarpaulins. Reconstruction has barely begun. Officials’ sole point of pride six months after the earthquake — that disease and violence had been averted — vanished with the outbreak of cholera and political unrest over a disputed presidential election.
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I must warn you  -  if you have a heart, it will break if you click on the picture below - and chances are your first reaction to some of the images will be to close your eyes and/or look the other way.  But - you will no doubt understand why it is not only our duty  but also our privilege to do something.  Our girls are both excited about an opportunity they've been given to go to Haiti this summer where, assuming all goes according to plan,  they will help build an orphanage, administer a school medical clinic - and reach out to the Haitian people with the love of Christ - and so ... we're sending them. 






15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
James 2:15-17



4 comments:

troutbirder said...

My son and daughter in law went to Haiti to help this summer. There they met a wonderful ten year old girt. She was crushed under a building for 3 days before found Desperately need surgery on her legs. The Denver Children hospital agreed to do it at my daughter in laws request free. Now the American embassy is unwilling to grant her a Visa.

MyStory of HiStory said...

That is SO incredibly sad. i don't get it. I just don't get it! I shared your comment w/ my family ... definitely heartbreaking...

Mug said...

Are your girls doing this through your church? What a wonderful opportunity for all concerned.

MyStory of HiStory said...

Hi Mug. They're going w/ another area church youth group. I would like to go too - but I'm glad they're going together. Please keep them in your prayers.