Help for Haiti
I first fell in love with the people of Haiti when reading Mountains Beyond Mountains. In shock, horror, and hope I learned some about the Haitian people, the government difficulties, the extreme poverty, and some of the work that amazing people are doing there.
When I learned that Holt International (the adoption agency we used to bring home our children) had started a Haiti adoption program, I immediately started looking at waiting children there. I would occasionally send my husband links, saying “Oh… isn’t he adorable?” Hinting. Just hinting. Unfortunately, my husband’s disabilities most likely means that our family is complete. However, I was able to follow along when my friend made a missions trip to Haiti to help with an orphanage there. It’s not the same though.
With Haiti’s recent crisis, I think of all the children who will be left as orphans. My heart bleeds for them as well as the parents who are mourning their children, spouses, siblings…
I’m currently reading the book Adopted For Life. Although I do not agree with all of the author’s points, one that I feel strongly about is that the church as a whole has an obligation towards adoption: either to adopt, or to support others in adoption. For those who are unable to adopt, they can support others financially, emotionally, prayerfully, and by way of providing physical help to families as they go through this process (and after!).
The people in Haiti need help now. They need water, food, medical supplies, shelter. They need hope for themselves, and for their children. With the money that my family is saving Eating from the Pantry this month, we were able to make a sizable donation to Samaritan’s Purse‘s Haitian relief efforts. Would you consider doing the same? Or by commenting at blogs such as Money Saving Mom or Frugal Living NW, or Krazy Coupon Lady where a donation will be made for each comment left.
Later, prayerfully consider adopting or sponsoring a child from Haiti. Please.
Adoption has been on my heart for so long. I had several adopted friends in my elementary years…and the deal was sealed for me when I spent a day feeding children in a Chinese Orphanage. Someday I hope that it is a financial possibility for us to grow our family. It’s funny because my daughter has been crying at night. She says her brothers have each other in her room…and she needs a sister. We’re not having any more children of her own. Maybe God is moving us closer to adoption by preparing our children’s hearts for a sister.
Wonderful post! Bravo!!! We made a donation yesterday via Lutheran World Relief, and I’ll definitely go to those sites today or tomorrow!
We would love for you and your readers to link up/comment at Savings & Stewardship where we’re donating $1 to World Vision for every entry.
This is such a fantastic thing that all of these bloggers are doing. Thank you! We will be donating directly to the Red Cross.
whoo hoo! I love pro-adoption posts since I myself am adopted!
I loved what you wrote and all of your links! We sponsor a little boy in Haiti and haven’t heard yet about him or his family. A couple from our church have been living in Haiti and they sent word saying that the news just can’t do the devastation justice. So horrible…
When these tragedies happen, I honestly have to say, I can not mentally wrap my mind around them- it is too overwhelming and breaks my heart.
Thank you so much for linking up! Blessings!
Great Post and Info. please read http://www.thatschurch.com for information on one orphanages plight following the quake.
Great post. Needed post. We’ll be donating through our church.
You should check out this blog: http://thatschurch.com. I immediately thought of it as I read your post.
I am going to find and read that book asap, thanks for sharing! Also following the story of BRESMA and praying…
Thanks for linking up. I am touched by the number of bloggers participating. It is heartbreaking to see the sadness and devistation. My prayers are with Haiti!
Thank you for linking up and sharing!
On a GOOD day this country is bogged down with horrible problems. My heart aches for these poor people.