Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hope for Haiti

My heart is breaking for Haiti. It is almost too painful for me to even look at photos or watch the news about the devastation there. I almost want to pretend as if I don't know what is really going on over there or face reality that there is a country where people are hurting more than we can ever imagine. While Haiti is a place where voodoo runs rampant, the government is beyond broken, and poor doesn't even come close to describing their economic status...while it is a place most of us have never been and may never go or probably have no desire to go - it is still a place that God sees has an island of "hope!" See while we are so caught up in our "storms", "earthquakes", "floods" of life, it in those times that we allow God to hold us in the palm of His hand...asking Him to never let go. The earthquake in Haiti is a reminder that no matter what may come our way - God will never let go...He will never let go the people of Haiti. So please pray that His sweet face and love will shine through all the rubble, all the pain, and all the brokenness that is there.

There are many ways to donate to help Haiti, but more importantly Haiti needs our prayers. I truly believe He is a God who gives and a God who takes. It is so important that we pray for the souls of the Haitian people that through this tragedy, God's Kingdom will be gloried. I pray for a flood, that floods of people will cry out to Him, will find hope in Him, will find love and grace in Him. I pray they will run to Him and seek the hope and love of Jesus. The one and only true thing we can depend on. Because as in the song, Never Let Go by David Crowder Band says,

"When clouds veil sun and disaster comes...when waters rise and hope takes flight...Ever faithful, ever true. You I know, You never let go. Oh, my soul fills hope...Perfect love that never lets go...In joy and pain, in sun and rain - You're the same...oh, You never let go"

Here are a few ways you can donate to help with the relief efforts in Haiti.

World Vision: Haiti Earthquake Relief
Compassion Relief
Or you can text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti. It will appear on your next phone bill.
Here is another place you can donate and also look at photos
Real Hope for Haiti

Please don't forget to pray for the people of, tomorrow, in the months to come. As well as for the rescue efforts and all the missions and ministries that are in Haiti.

The one thing I ask of the Lord
the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
delighting in the Lord’s perfections
and meditating in his Temple.
For he will conceal me there when troubles come;
he will hide me in his sanctuary.
He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
Psalm 24:4-5


  1. Nancy, your heart is so sweet. God is going to do big things through you. :)

  2. Really random - but I stumbled upon your blog from Amanda Wallis's blog. I grew up with Amanada and her family. My maiden name is Beyer - you don't see that very often! Hope all is well!