Unbelievable to me how things come together.I have this huge heaviness in my heart for Haiti.Our church donates thousands of dollars for earthquake relief, all of which we sent to Haiti via the Virginia Baptist Disaster Relief Fund.Today, my dear, awesome and amazing friend Jackie texts me with some incredible news about Haiti."Guess what? As … Continue reading Called Up
I once heard Bill Hybels say that artists had to speak, sing, dance, write, paint, sculpt - CREATE - to say for all of us what could not be communicated any other way.This feels like the way my heart often has ached for Haiti.
The Haitian government estimates approximately 230,000 died in the quakeIt estimates a further 300,000 people have sustained injuriesAn unknown number of others have died from untreated sepsis, illness, and injuryOne million remain homelessFifty thousand families have received tent-type emergency sheltersTents donated by the Cirque du Soleil might soon house the Haitian governmentMore than 500,000 children … Continue reading Don’t Forget
Three weeks after the earthquake in Haiti, help and healing are happening.Check in with the Livesays here. And don't forget to pray for the country and the people of Haiti.
Yeah, I know. Haiti, Haiti, Haiti.But life goes on there. Life and death.If you haven't seen this on the news yet, please watch. Over seven days, buried in rubble, and yet the human spirit perseveres.Your heart will quake - in a good way. http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/apps/cvp/3.0/swf/cnn_416x234_embed.swf?context=embed&videoId=world/2010/01/21/moos.mile.wide.smile.cnnHave you ever seen such a smile?
Over a week later, Haitians are still struggling.Don't forget about them.Please continue to pray. Contribute funds. Stay informed. Read this post to catch a glimpse of how God's people continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who are in desperate need.My prayer is that God would pour showers of grace over … Continue reading One At A Time
I am thrilled to share an exciting bit of news with you regarding the generosity of the PCC community. During Sunday services we provided an opportunity to assist the Virginia Baptist Disaster Relief Team as they offer aid to the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. At the end of the service, we invited … Continue reading Helping Haiti!
Photo from The Livesay Haiti blog.Still compelled to search out stories of Haiti, watching CNN, talking through the news with my family. Finding that these thoughts are not only occupying my immediate concerns, but somehow connecting with a shifting sense of purpose.I'm at this place where I know that things are changing, shifting. It feels … Continue reading Pay Attention. Get A Life. Cut The Crap.
Stumbled upon this blog tonight while doing some reading.The Livesay family works and lives in Haiti; they work with Heartline Ministries and World Wide Village. They lived through the earthquake. Now they are working through the aftermath.They are on the front lines of this tragedy, and they are sharing what they see and experience via … Continue reading The Vastness Of Sorrow
If you haven't already supported one of the many aid organizations sending financial help to Haiti, or if you'd like to pool your offering with that of your church family, we will give you a chance to do just that this Sunday at PCC. At the end of Sunday's service we will have a focused … Continue reading Help Haiti