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.
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
Linda and family