Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hope for Haiti

For the next 2 Sundays our church...along with many other churches in America...will be taking up an offering to send to Haiti. We have partnered with a missions group called International Disaster Emergency Service (IDES) for many years. You can go here to find out more information about this group. I love their missions statement...The purpose of IDES is to bring glory to God by bringing help and hope to our hurting world. 
It's awesome to see God's people come together and step up and help. We see that a lot during disasters...the world knows they can depend on the church to be there. To love and to help heal the broken hearts. I pray that during this time many will see God's love and he will get ALL the glory. But let us not forget there are disasters right next door to us...a broken marriage...a sick child...lost job...depression...and hurting people who need us to reach out to them.
 I challenge you to pray about what God is leading you to give to help Haiti in the next few weeks and pray for IDES as they minister to the lost in Haiti. I also challenge you (and Myself especially) to reach out to your neighbors...there might be a disaster that you can't see from your house. 
p.s. does anyone else want to adopt an orphan from there every time you see them on TV?

1 comment:

  1. Last night watching the Hope for Haiti now, I literally looked at Eric and said lets adopt a baby, like now! I am seriously praying about it! We are collecting an offering to be sent to GO Ministries. They have a base in the DR and in Haiti. Praying people give very generously!!


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