Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Give, give, give.

I want to pass on a blog to you all. This is from a friend of a friend of a friend who is a missionary and has been living in a town near Port-Au-Prince, Haiti: My Expedition.
He {Jeremy} works in an orphanage and his entries recount his experience as the earthquake hit.
Here is a snippet from his blog:

Noon- We gathered what we could in backpacks and said some rushed goodbyes. The orphans wanted to know when we would return but I could make no guarantees. Sometimes the rational thing to do proves to be the hardest thing to do. Leaving our compound, our orphans, our friends, we all felt so guilty. Trying to navigate the endless maze of concrete dead ends in PAP, thoughts crowded my head. “It’s not fair. Why can I go and not them? They did nothing to deserve this. They have nothing to overcome this. Government = Corrupt. Basic Necessities to Live = Dwindling by the Day. Land = Deforested. Orphans = Skyrocketing. Life isn’t fair.” But in the midst of a divinely carved out route to our 2nd miracle, God quieted me. He reminded me that He is sovereign and has promised to make all things new. All things. Even the most twisted, mangled things. Even the most hopeless, dejected beings. It is all unfolding perfectly in His story. My hope, my whole existence, clings to the truth that this story of making all things new is finished and now unfolding perfectly. As I passed the UN soldiers to walk up to the Embassy, I felt at ease for the first time since just before 5 pm on Tuesday…

I am reminded of this: Matthew 10:8 "Freely you have received, freely give". Go ahead, don't miss the opportunity to participate in some capacity.


Donna said...

Thanks for sharing...I must go read more!

Willow Decor said...

Thank you so much for passing this on. I have also listed all the places you can give to the Haiti relief fund on my blog, including the text directions.
Love your blog! Found it via TTI!