Sunday, January 17, 2010

Heartache for Haiti

Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world with thousands are orphaned, beautiful children. Since the recent catastrophe, thousands more are orphaned. Thousands injured. Thousands starving. Haiti’s plight is desperate.

So what are we gonna do?

You can sleep too much, eat too much, watch too much TV, do too much computer stuff -- BUT you can NEVER pray too much. Never. That answers part of the question as to what we’re to do: Pray!

For years subscribers to the Orphans First Prayer Chain have prayed over Haitian adoptions. We have watched God move and bring precious children home to their forever families. Adopting a child in Haiti often takes between 3 and 5 years. Let’s pray God uses this tragic disaster to open up adoptions and make them easier – at least for godly parents.

Orphans First has supported several orphanages in Haiti over the years and more recently a feeding program in Port-au-Prince. By God’s grace, we plan to increase this support.

For those wanting to help orphans in Haiti, and who want their money to be used in a God-fearing manner to help children, send your tax-deductible gift by using the donate button on the Orphans First website. Details are also on the site.

Orphans First is a non-profit organization helping hurting children through Christ—one by one.

On another note, you can hear me being interviewed about my parenting book, Heaven Help Me Raise These Children! on The Authors Show (under Christian Authors section) today on Monday Jan.18, 2010.

I’m praying about going to Haiti. For now, I must remind myself: I can only do what I can do. God, please help me to either accept that or to do more. Still, Lord Jesus, help us do more to help Haiti.

"I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!" (Psalm 27:13-14).

Thanks for your prayers.


Janey L. DeMeo M.A.
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Thanks to Orphans First for the noble work at such a crucial hour for Haiti. God bless!

Brenda said...

Yes, we must pray, pray, pray and be open to what the Lord's leading is.

Diana said...

I can't believe what a small world it is- one of my dear friends forwarded this post to me. I would like you to email me Janey if you would so we can chat privately.