What can I do? TV headlines, news articles, and live video feeds keep us informed about what’s happening in Haiti. But beyond keeping us informed, we also begin to feel helpless. These actions hardly seem original, but are, nonetheless, necessary:
- Pray. Pray for the children. Families. Missionaries. Safety for relief workers, our Marines, EMTs, etc. Successful relief efforts. Clean water. Medical assistance. For the gospel to take root in the hearts of the Haitian people. Life.
- Give: This may be more difficult for some. But in Haiti, a little can go a long way. $10 is a start. Here’s some organizations experienced in getting help quickly to the needy: Compassion International—Samaritan’s Purse— World Vision
- Make it personal. I don’t know anyone in Haiti. But as I read missionary updates, prayer requests, blogs from Haiti, or faith-based reports, the story becomes personal. Names, needs, photos. So, as I read, my spirit groans… in deeper, more effective intercession.
Read/follow these sites to help make this devastation personal: The Livesayhaiti Weblog Missionary Flights International
HT: The Gospel Coalition/Carrie Koens