Thursday, January 14, 2010

Praying For Haiti and Volunteer Workers!

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!


  1. I saw the Samaritan's Purse on the news yesterday and he said they had planes filled with supplies, ready to be delivered today. That shows you how quick they are to respond and help those in need. I think it is a great charity to donate to. I just wish they took paypal.


  2. Yes, Debbie we heard the same thing. I know what those people are going to see is going to be a lot for them to handle. Oh my, the sadness is going to be unreal! Thank you for writing me!

  3. What a devastation. Our prayers are with your son's family and the rest of those affected. I'm so sorry. Hopefully he will be found.

  4. All the devastation is heartbreaking! As you said, Samaritan's Purse is definitely a reputable ministry and we have a lot of respect for them here in NC. Another organization we had recommended to us was Sawyer's Products which will donate a water filter for every one you donate. The link for that is

    I'm praying for the boy your son has adopted through Compassion.

  5. Hi Linda,
    thanks for blogging on Haiti.
    At another blog I got a link to "The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog" ( The Livesays are a missionary family serving there and writing about their life and now also about the catastrophe there. On their blog you can see links to two ministries they serve: Heartline Ministries and World Wide Village (both have donation options on their websites and the first has a Paypal option and calls for every person to give 5 Dollars to make a difference via Paypal)-both seem to be reliable. And, there´s Doctor´s without Borders- also very reliable AND, they desperately need medical help there, there´s very little hospitals, as far as I know and very little doctors around.
    AND, keep praying, as I also do.

  6. My heart is so heavy for these dear families. I'm praying with you sister.

    Blessings, Lea


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