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Into the Rubble

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Love this quote:

I make no claim to know what God is doing in Haiti, but I do know that God’s intent is to reconcile all things to Himself and so, in prayer, in giving, and in mobilizing humans to help the suffering of Haiti, we commit ourselves to enter now into the work of binding up the brokenhearted and healing the wounded.

May we crawl, with God, into this rubble and be the presence of God, bring the presence of God, and lead Haiti into the healing presence of God.  – Scot McKnight

And the work being done here:  Hands and Feet Project.

This is an email written from the lead singer of Audio A, who was in Haiti working with his organization, when disaster struck:

Our internet is working finally. So I’m sending this to a few of you….

Everyone here is ok, but we are all very scared. The buildings held up great, but there are several houses right around us that have collapsed. Also, Hotel Cyvadier had major damage, while the brand new three story “peace of mind” hotel was demolished.

Francine, one of our teenage nannies was in afternoon school and escaped while the building was collapsing around her because she was sitting by the door…however many of her classmates died yesterday. Many houses and and buildings have collapsed in Jacmel including the hospital.

I know most of the news there is coming from PAP, but there is substantial loss of life here on the south coast. We need prayer for wisdom and strength. Its very chaotic here. We were able to buy diesel this morning and hopefully get more propane for cooking tomorrow. Last night was crazy…slept on the dirt in the center of the village…away from the buildings. Tonight we may venture back indoors, but that is yet to be decided. We go in and out to get necessities.

The Haitian people are numb and sad to say very used to death, but this has created what seems to be a hypnotic state. I’ve never been in a situation were you feel SO helpless, fearful, and small. The tremors are coming again as i type this. Whoa!!!

-Mark (Stuart)

I’m taking a moment now to pray for:

lives to be saved
provision
healing
presence of God

protection of children and infants

the church to mobilize and love people because of Jesus
other relief organizations to work together to meet needs
Christ followers to do their part – whatever that may mean.

If you’re a praying person, please consider doing the same as you read this.  Thanks.

Much Love,
Kristin

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