I had an email last week from Don Golden, a Senior VP at World Relief. I met Don earlier this year when we both spoke on a panel at The National Pastors Conference about reconciliation in Rwanda.
Don wrote to tell me about World Relief's needs in light of the disaster in Haiti. World Relief has been faithfully serving in Haiti for a number of years. And when the earthquake struck their offices, like so much else, crumbled. Of their staff they have been able to locate all but two, who at the time of my writing still remain missing. Already, however, World Relief staff is serving those who are hurt or injured.
Later in the day, Don sent me a link to one of their staff members' Twitter page. The updates are a combination of heart-wrenching and spirit-lifting. Here's a sample (the most recent are at the top):
Much more economic activity today. people finding water in cisterns, perhaps even a public water point. one woman who made bread to sell ... about 4 hours ago from txt
Hope to see search and rescue teams deployed today as we are coming up on critical 72 hour mark. about 5 hours ago from txt
Young woman brought to clinic at midnight. Just dug out. Unconcious. Search and rescue being done by locals. about 5 hours ago from txt
Boy, age 9, large laceration on head. Hemoraging on brain. Nothing Hubert and Dr Wes could do. He died in ten minutes. They prayed with ... about 5 hours ago from txt
Lots of femer and tibia fractures but only one hospital with x Ray. Little general anasthesia. about 6 hours ago from txt ...earthquake. Now assisting many at local hospital. Working together with WR Country Director in medical response about 6 hours ago from txt
Wes Alexander, retired transplant surgeon happened to be in Haiti, volunteering in local hospital with little to do...until about 6 hours ago from txt
It's moving to see God's people responding in the midst of tragedy like this. If you're looking for a place to give, I wanted to highlight World Relief's efforts. And if you're looking for a more direct way to pray, check World Relief's home page or sign up to follow StephanJBauman on Twitter. He's the World Relief Staff person whose updates I've quoted here. Thanks!