My friend Annie made this beautiful collage of pictures from her time in Haiti...before the recent earthquake. It's of children at an orphanage in Quanaminthe called "Hope for Haiti's Children Center." Thankfully it is about 9 hours north of the earthquakes epicenter, so did not sustain any serious damage. However, Danita, the director of this center, because of her faithful work with Haitian orphans over many years, has been asked to assist other orphanages in Haiti in rescuing the many new orphans from this tragedy. She is currently in Port-au-Prince which is a disaster zone, seeking to rescue and bring back as many as 150-200 children (or more) to her center. Before all this started....her center was already full and overflowing, so as you can imagine, they are in dire need of more buildings and more resources to feed the many hungry mouths.
I am praying about going to Haiti myself, to assist with the medical needs, but in the meantime, am hoping to spread the word, and help them recruit financial assistance and support. I know I've shared this before...but I need to share again. The need really is URGENT!!!
To HELP, please visit:
And pray for Eric Ludy that is traveling with a team right now to Haiti, to assist with the children's needs.
Let Your Heart Be Broken
Let your heart be broken for a world in need,
Feed the mouths that hunger,
soothe the wounds that bleed.
Give the cup of water, and the loaf of bread.
Be the hands of Jesus, serving in his stead.
Here on earth applying principles of love.
Visible expression, God still rules above.
Living illustration of the living word,
to the minds of all who've never seen or heard.
Blest to be a blessing, privileged to care,
challenged by the need, apparent everywhere.
Where mankind is wanting, fill the vacant place.
Be the means through which
The Lord reveals His grace.
Add to your believing deeds that prove it true,
knowing Christ as Savior, Make Him Master too.
Follow in His footsteps, go where he has trod;
In the worlds great trouble risk yourself for God.
Let your heart be tender and your vision clear;
See mankind as God sees, serve Him far and near.
Let your heart be broken by a brothers pain;
Share your rich resources, give and give again.
If that song wasn't enough to convict you...check out these sobering verses!
"Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? When thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?" Isa 58:7
"He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse." Prov 28:27
"The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it." Prov 29:7
"He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again." Prov 19:17
As I figure things, we may not be able to afford much...but whatever we give unselfishly, God will repay...and He's a better accountant than we are! :-)