Hey there faithful men and women of Substance. As most of you already know Haiti has been undergoing one of the worst humanitarian crisis the world has seen in a while. On Jan.12th, a 7.0 earthquake rocked the capitol of Haiti resulting in at least 140,000 casualties. As many of you already know, Haiti was already a poverty stricken situation; thus, the circumstances and plight of these people is downright terrible.
During our 21-day fast, I was recently reading Isaiah 58:6,7… God says, “this is the kind of fasting I want: …Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.” Immediately, when I heard about Haiti, God brought this to mind.
In fact, right now, there are hundreds of thousands of homeless people sleeping on the streets tonight. There are tens of thousands of children who lost both parents… who lost limbs… whose entire world is flipped upside down.
As a church, we need to act. So this Sunday, not only are we going to pray; but, out of our tithes, we’re sending a large donation as an immediate response; yet, this is merely pittance compared to what I’d like to do.
Also we’re going to spend time in prayer for Haiti this Tuesday at our Deeper Experience (Operation Center, 7pm). Last Tuesday we had a totally packed house for our first deeper experience. But, I hope that this Tuesday repeats that passion as we seek the Lord on behalf of this tragedy.
Lastly, we’re going to put a few links to some reputable websites that we know are already bringing amazing relief to these desperate people. We’re going to give out of our tithes and offerings; but, in the meantime, the following relief organizations are already doing an amazing thing. Let’s get behind them as they are already on the front lines:
Samaritans Purse is doing an amazing work: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/
Lastly, see: Hand of Hope: http://www.joycemeyer.org/OurMinistries/HandofHope/default.htm
Thank you men and women of Substance. This is what true Christianity is all about.