For the past few days actually. I am in the process of getting a letter written to send to friends and family about my trip coming up in May. I thought a lot about Haiti at church yesterday for no apparent reason… nothing at church related to Haiti. Adoption thoughts are still so real and present to me as I wonder if and how and the process of all that it would take. But today as I was checking blogs and getting caught up I came across the death of Uwandi. I read about her last month as Jamie was in Haiti at the Rescue center we will be at in May visiting her children they are in the process of adopting. She saw and was with Uwandi when she checked in. See her post for her comments. And you can see Licia’s blog about her. If you know me at all or want to know me…. one place that has stirred my heart greatly is Haiti and the people and children who are in need of help. It seems like such a simple solution. Food. My freezer is packed with it and our cabinets are full but the reality is that every day there are children and people dying in poverty from the lack of food and nutrition. It does not seem fair. It does not seem just. I would be lying if I sit here and say that it does not cause me to look to God and ask tough questions and wonder if He really cares about humanity. I mean I know he does but it’s hard to stare poverty in the face and helpless children who deserve to eat and can’t help themselves. Questions, Questions, Questions. Sometimes things don’t seem real unless you see them let alone touch them. So with every respect I post these pictures as a reality of the struggle for life in this world. It is real and a reality for many people.
If you want to donate to Licia and Lori at anytime you can visit Real Hope For Haiti. They always have needs that people can help out with.
Kim, I echo all your thoughts. It is so hard to wrap our little minds around such HUGE problems in the world. I get frustrated when I hear people complaining and stressing over not know which type of car they will buy, or new furniture, or where to vacation when there are other problems bigger in the world.
Note to anyone that doesn’t know me and my heart when I type this stuff: None of the above things are wrong … just the stress, consumption and worry about them lead me to question where our (I speak to myself as much as anyone) heart is when these consume our lives.
kim – so great to hear your heart on this. maris & i deal with these thoughts all of the time. you & dave are doing great things for the kingdom. please send us a letter about your trip. we’d love to help anyway that we can.
Thanks for once again sharing your heart. Adoption has also been a very real thought in my heart and mind as well considering the obstacles Hal and I will have with conception. Seeing the desperation in those sweet eyes makes me wish I would stop being so critical and selfish. Talk about a gut check. Thanks.
Wow…your words speak exactly what lies in my heart.
thinking about Haiti…
Deborah Eklund said:
My blog is named “Heart for Haiti” so my thoughts are in line with yours.
Together we can make a difference. See my blog, my mission trips are with a Chrisitan Child sponsorship program called “His Hands for Haiti”. I think you will be blessed by it.