Haiti Struggles With Death And Destruction After Catastrophic Earthquake

Unless you have been living under a rock lately, you have probably heard of the horrible earthquake that recently hit the island country of Haiti. It has been on the news everywhere, there are tons of people going to help, and even our President has promised financial support from the USA. So many people died in this tragedy, and many are still missing. In my opinion, the saddest part about this is that many will go missing forever. It really stinks that a country in such poverty has been hit with something like an earthquake.

In the middle of all this, I am also thinking about the little girl Yvette and I support. I have supported her for the last 6-7 years (since she was 4 years old). She lives on the southern coast of the island, and she was sure to be affected by the quake. However, I know nothing about her and her family. Compassion International has assured me they are working on finding out the status on all their supported children, but we have no confirmation that she or her family are all right. I just pray that she is okay. It kills me to think that I may never have had the chance to meet her this side of heaven.  I know that will be great, but I still wanted to get the chance to walk and talk with her here…to meet her family and see her home.

No matter what, I know that God is wrapping His arms around her. I pray that He would use this horrible incidence and turn things around from bad to good.  It is awesome to see the help that has already happened. There have been millions of dollars given.  I only wish that I could do more than pray and give money.  Unfortunately, I still do not have a passport, and I don’t have the money to buy a plane ticket anyhow. It is so tough to sit back and just wait, though.

Please keep them in your prayers. We have so many connections beyond our little girl. Yvette and I both know missionaries there, and we have several people in the church who have family there. There are many happy stories on the news every day, but with that, there are also many many sad stories.  I cannot even imagine what they are going through.

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