Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Real Hope For Haiti

I am grateful for some cyber friends in blog world who have made me aware of the incredible needs in a country not far from our own--Haiti. Their stories from their recent mission trip have inspired Eric and I to want to do something (see this post, this post and this post). This week, they are dedicating their blogs to Haiti and the needs of a specific rescue center there that houses and takes care of children who are ill from malnourishment, who are left because their parents cannot provide for them, etc. This rescue center is called Real Hope for Haiti (RHFH). Prior to reading their blogs over the past year, I had absolutely no clue how poor and in need the Haitians are. A country that is right off of our border. There is extreme need--please check out the blogs of Aaron Ivey, Jamie Ivey, and Steven Bush this week, as they write about some ordinary people doing some extraordinary things in God's love. I also challenge you to read and reflect on these Words as you read their entries.

Matthew 25:32-46
“Before him will be gathered all nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, “Come , you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me and I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. Then the righteous will answer him, saying Lord when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and gave you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you? And the king will answer them, Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers you did it to me. Then he will say to those on his left, depart from me you cursed into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you have me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me. Then they also will answer saying, Lord when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you? Then he will answer them, saying, Truly I say to you as you did not do it to me. And these will go away to enternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”


dreamingBIGdreams said...

thanks so much for spreading the word!
Some great things are happening this week through this campaign to get the word out!

susan said...

wow. thank you so much. the "recovery" post from aaron ivy touched my heart. we lived in the dominican republic and wanted to go to haiti so badly and never made it. this post reflects many of our feelings after we moved back to KY. there is an incredible documentary called "radio haiti"--we saw it in the DR and it taught me so much about the history and politics of haiti. one last thing--our OBGYN has 2 children waiting in haiti for adoption. she and her husband go down frequently to see them and have become liasons for other families in the adoption process. please keep them in your prayers! thank you for this post!! susan vickers in henderson