Friday, January 15, 2010

Follow the Life of a Missionary Family in Haiti

A Missionary family in Haiti. Their blog Livesay Haiti banner says,

Better to Love God and die unknown than to love the world and be a hero; better to be content with poverty than to die a slave to wealth, better to have taken some risks and lost than to have done nothing and succeeded at it. E. Lutzer Makes my heart look inward.

Yesterday I received a link from one of my blog followers of a missionary family with 6 children that are living in Haiti right now. I thought that some of my followers would be interested in reading this blog. Read it with your family. Great schooling here! Troy and Tara Livesay have been journaling about life and continuing now after an earthquake. You can pray better, as you read what the living conditions are for the families that have been devastated by this horrific quake. You'll read Tara's heart as a momma, as they make decisions on what the Lord has for them to do now. It is touching me for sure. I asked the Lord what I can do. I will continue to ask and I know He will lead our family in what to do next.

When I was in my teens my family and I lived in Alaska, at the time of the earthquake in Anchorage. Even though we lived in Juneau, 569 miles away, we still felt it. I remember that afternoon and the ground was going out from under us. It was a very frightening time for us, because they thought that a tidal wave was going to come in on the town of Juneau. We lived in the country so we were safe, but our extended family was in the city and there was danger that could happen. That is why it is so difficult with Haiti. The roads are all torn up and you can't just move or drive anywhere in the city. Huge rocks and buildings are on top of each other. We need to pray that the workers can work effectively in the conditions that they have to battle with. Pray for wisdom for the coordinators of the relief effort and endurance for the workers. Pray for the people to call upon the Lord and He will make their path straight.

On my last post I wrote about (T) and her husband who still hadn't heard about their family lost in Haiti. Last night they received a phone call from his brother and family. It was a rejoicing time for all.

We still have not heard about the little boy that our second son's family adopted and were caring for his needs as he lives in Haiti. They heard from Compassion International that the whereabouts are not known yet. Our son has two young children that are waiting to here. Life is hard. I can't imagine what the mommas and daddy's that are in Haiti are going through. The loss and pain must be unbearable. Pray for wisdom and strength. The unknown is daily for these people. My trust is in the Lord.

I was reading in God's word. "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27.

I am praying this for Haiti and anyone that has anything to do with what is going on there. Pray also that many will come to the Lord for salvation. Please join me.

Our daughters are followers of Hands and Feet who are in Haiti. If you go there you can follow their news. You can also follow their blog. There is a wonderful opportunity here for people to come to Christ as ministry that are already in Haiti share with the people! I am thankful that my daughters are getting involved, even if it is just that they pray. We are so needy and dependent on our GOD right now!

Linda and family


  1. Thanks, I will be publishing links to these blogs from mine....I think that I will donate to the Livesays....they have a donate button on their sidebar which makes it very helpful!

  2. Hi Linda, hello everybody,

    thanks for posting on the Livesays. Another way to help for people not able to give money, and in addition to praying, would be to craft something and donate it to the Craft Hope Etsy Store- 100% of their proceedings go to Doctors Without Borders. I blogged about it on my blog:
    Did you hear from the little guy your son and daughter-in-law adopted in Haiti in the meantime? All the Best,

  3. This is so touching! Here in Italy we had heartquake last year in April, in Abruzzo, and it was so painful! I think that in Haiti is almost worse, because of the poor living conditions of the people there. I pary with you for them, thanks for sharing!
    A hug from Italy!!! Valeria

  4. Thank you for sharing about that blog! I am going to go check it out right now! :)

  5. Good Morning Linda ~

    Just stopping by to let you know that I need your mailing address for the ANSWERS subscription. You can visit my blog and click on the email link within the "Winners" post...thanks!

    Have a lovely day!

  6. Hello Linda!

    Will be checking out the blog. Just wanted to let you know that I got the Darling apron!!!!! I love it! Perfect in everyway! I love the style and it fits perfect! I love everything you make!


  7. Thanks so much for posting this link and for this wonderful post too. I remember the So. Cal. earthquake in 71 and in 94. They are scary, but we've never known anyone who's been through what these people have gone through.


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