We’ve all been reading up on what’s happening with Haiti. It’s tragic and incredible in every way. We’ve heard crazy talk from people regarding why this happened, what’s wrong with the aid process and ideas of what’ll happen with Haiti. But Jesus simple call has never changed… to LOVE.
Before we share some ways to give your money [which is desperately needed], Sergio recently shared an idea with his house community that we should consider going to Haiti when the rebuilding process begins. It’s after all the money’s been given and the crisis begins to recede into the back page of the news… that the country will really need the help of the world community. Would we sacrifice not just our money, but our time… and even more importantly, our heart… to walk alongside Haitians in the rebuilding of not only the structures, but the souls as well? Can we move beyond distant acts of charity and find tangible ways to love our friends in Haiti? It’ll be an opportunity to be what Jesus himself was about – bringing spiritual, social and physical FREEDOM to those in need:
The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.
- Luke 4:18-19 [NKJ]
So… pray, listen and look for opportunities. Not all will have a chance to go and not all may need to go. But many should… and when God says to go… GO.
In the mean time, consider giving to the following:
Thanks friends and continue in your praying, listening, giving and loving.