The new year is filled with hope and promise. Mid-year last, I was fortunate enough to be part of a team bringing a blessing to an orphanage and school in Haiti. Seeing the limited opportunities for poor in other countries helps one to appreciate the blessings of our own. I wish the best for the people of Haiti and it is my prayer for them that they would rise from the rubble not only of a catastrophic earthquake, but also the rubble of poverty and disease and corruption in their government.
There are so many in desperate need in Haiti and as the anniversary of the tragic quake passes this year, I’m reminded to try and help again in some way. God bless the country of Haiti is my prayer, it’s as simple as that. No young child should go without food and basic medical care when there is plenty in this world of ours. Show me my part Lord, in Jesus’ name.
Obviously the spiritual need in Haiti is as large as all their other problems. The old saying: No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care. … comes to mind. We need to bless these people with the good news of Jesus, while at the same time helping to care for their physical needs. It’s not a welfare state, the Haitians will work and work hard. Like many in our country, they need jobs. Dear Lord, open the hearts and minds of Christians to hear your voice regarding the lost peoples of Haiti. Help us to bring the love of God and the good news of the gospel to change their lives and ours for: New Beginnings! In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray, amen.