i keep thinking about elwol, who is 11, and his 4 brothers and sisters, who i loved from the first day i met them. they came up to me the day after the earthquake, all 5, crying that their aunt's house had fallen down in the earthquake. the month before, elwol cried as i held him in my arms, as he heard another haitian women tell me that his mom never comes by to see them, that she's a horrible mom, and that she's always doing voodoo off in the mountains. and his dad died years ago.
here's a pic of elwol.
the brokenness in haiti was unbearable long before the earthquake hit. haiti was hanging by a thread, forcing people to harden their hearts to just survive. that thread has just snapped. and haiti is praying that the world will finally see their suffering.
yesterday, a bunch of us met to determine next steps. we are starting a campaign called, "CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?... crying out for survival, longing for restoration." the people of haiti DESPERATELY need us. PLEASE join us in prayer for this country. pray that God will use this to turn haiti around. to bring people to Christ. currently, 90% or more of the country worship a serpent god, that represents darkness. evil. Satan. they believe that Satan has more power than God because they look around and see the state of their country. PLEASE join with us to show the Haitians God's love. Pray that God brings restoration to Haiti.
we serve a God who understands Haiti's pain and aches for His children there. He understands, b/c He also had to ask the Father, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" this was comforting to me today.
Jesus has NOT forgotten about Haiti.