I am realizing that every one of you are probably somehow affected by the horrible earthquake that happened the other day in some way or other. We have a family that we know whose daughter (T) was a missionary a few years back at an orphanage in Haiti. They say that the children are safe. T married a young man from Haiti and they now live here in the US. They have not heard anything from his family. It has been 3 1/2 days now for them to sit and just wait to hear news. They are praying, but the anguish must be horrible. The stories that are coming out about how the Lord has been working and the lives that have been touched have been an encouragement. Some of the stories are so desperate though and all that our family can do, is just pray about each situation that we hear about.
I belong to a forum called Sugar Pie Farmhouse and there are ladies that are praying and encouraging one another there. I posted "Can we do anything for Haiti" and someone brought up Samaritans Purse as a place to give. They have done relief work in Haiti before and already have people on the ground doing work right now. I thought I would pass this on to you in case you can give. News is telling everyone to be careful to whom you give. There will be a lot of fraud going on. That seems so sad to me, that people would take advantage of hurting situations. Does not make sense to me at all!
If you have any prayer needs for us to pray for situations that are affecting your family, let us know. We can't believe all the destruction. It is all so sad., but we I know that the Lord is working.
P.S. I am adding a note. Our middle son's family (they have 2 children that love this little boy) adopted a little boy from Haiti with Compassion International. Compassion is looking for him, but have not found him yet. My kids are praying that he can be found. If you could please pray for him if you read this, our family would appreciate it. Thank you so much!