Thursday, January 14, 2010


I just want to encourage you to give to the relief effort for Haiti. Even if it is just $1, it all helps. And if you can't do that, pray. Pray for the people of Haiti.

I can't even look at the pictures of the victims without thinking of all of the mama's there that lost a child, or have no food or water now to give to their child, or have no idea where they're going to sleep tonight. This poor country has already had such a rough time of it, and now this devastation happens. I've never been there myself, but my husband has, and from his stories of what he saw and witnessed there, I know that it is one of the roughest places in the world to live. On our adoption trip to Guatemala, I remember seeing a level of poverty that was shocking, and I can't imagine what things would be like if you added an earthquake on top of that. It could have been any of us that had been born into a different life in a country like Haiti with no choice in the matter. Hug your kids a little tighter today and give thanks for the blessings in your life, especially the ones we all take for granted on a daily basis.

And to Pat Robertson who thought he somehow had the right as a Christian to say that Haiti is going through this because they made a pact with the devil, a big fat shame on you, Mr. Robertson. 'Cause if that's truly the case, I'd say all of America needs to get the plank out of their eye and look at all the shameful ways our own country makes daily pacts with the devil. Even Christians. Good grief.

If you need a push in the right direction, I don't think you could go wrong with donating to either World Vision or to the American Red Cross.


Christa said...

I'm with you on the Pat Robinson thing. "Forgive as God forgave you." I hope God gives Pat more grace than Pat gave Haiti.

And seriously, I am praying for God to show himself mighty and miraculous to the people of Haiti. May He turn this tragedy around for their good, and do it quickly!

@nnie said...

Valerie, I have been following the story of a friend of mine's twin sister. They have been working on adopting a boy they call their "son" - Louis for two years. They have been to visit him and thought he may make it home by Christmas. The paperwork had some errors and he did not. They have obviously been heartsick though prayerful and found out today that the word is all the children in Louis' orphanage survived. The story has gripped me... so praising God and praying that Louis will get to come home soon.