My heart is heavy from hearing the news of the Earthquake in Haiti on Tuesday January 12, 2009. This country had recently suffered numerous tropical storms that almost devastated the entire area. Because of this and many other reasons the number of people that lived in a state of poverty was incredibly high. The addition of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake to the woes of the area has caused near total destruction and over 500,000 people are feared dead. The presidential palace has collapsed along with many other buildings. The rising smoke right after the earthquake gave me a vision of what the end of the world or destruction of the earth would be like.
This is a great time of mourning for the world. My heart is heavy for the people that have lost their lives and the families all over the world that have been affected. I continue to think and wonder what if this had happened in our city or country? I remember how blessed I am and I am admonished to pray for the people and the families of Haiti. I’m going to make a donation to the American Red Cross and I urge you to help in any way that you can as well. We give because we are blessed.
You Can donate here: American Red Cross International Response Fund