I had a different post scheduled for today, but I scrapped it for another day.

Today my heart is consumed with Haiti.

Some of you know our family traveled to Haiti in June. You can read about our trip here. Or look at more pictures from our trip posted on my Facebook page.

As I watched CNN last night with my husband and children, looking at the few snapshots available at the time, recognizing the streets we drove down, we were stunned. Haiti was an incredibly fragile place, even without this catastrophe. I cannot comprehend how they will recover from this. It’s absolutely overwhelming.

We’ve been in the process of discussing a follow up trip to Haiti this year. Now I want to go immediately. Not sure if that’s possible, but there are other ways we can help in the meantime.

If you’re aching to do something, contribute to what must be a world-wide effort to rescue and rebuild this country and her people, please go to the New Missions website. One of the best ways you can help is by partnering with an organization that has been there for decades. It’s the only way to insure your contribution makes it past the corruption to the people who truly need it.

And, of course, don’t underestimate the value of your consistent, heart-felt prayers. They will be needed long after these first few days of crisis.

“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” ~ Matthew 25:40

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