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Praying for Haiti, counting my blessings

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I have a friend who is on a mission/work trip to Haiti right now. He is safe although his plans to come home may be altered. I praise God for his safety and I am just completely overwhelmed by the devastation of this earthquake. Haiti is already the poorest country in the Western hemisphere and now this.

So this morning I woke up to my alarm, turn on lights, booted up my laptop and worked out to a dvd, drank clean water, took a warm shower, got dressed, had a nice breakfast and headed into work (where I also have electricity, clean water, food easily accessible, no danger).

Not trying to lay a guilt trip on anybody today but let's all be thankful for what we have. Even those considered poor in the US are rich by Haiti's standards. I am thankful today for the little blessings I sometimes take for granted, and praying for those who are suffering in Haiti.
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  • TBABY912
    i agree! emoticon
    3226 days ago
  • MZSPB1
    I feel as you feel. Currently my club at school is holding a can-food drive; our school and district are doing even more. However, it may be so little, so far away. They need rescuing, medical help, and shelter. It hurts to know that the luxuries I have here, are worthless in in comparison to their survival.

    pray for...peace, love, life, brotherhood.
    3231 days ago
    Thank you!

    I had not paid much attention to the news of the earthquake. But today I decided to look at some pictures of the devastation - and there was one picture of a father carrying his little girl. She was wrapped up in plastic, with just her face showing, because she was dead - but her face looked angelic, like she was peacefully sleeping. Her father's face was tear-stained and full of grief.

    That one picture just broke my heart. I immediately started praying and even made a donation.

    Thank you for reminding us to be thankful for every day that we are safe and healthy!
    3233 days ago
    Thanks for pointing this out. I need reminding every single day! I am praying for them with you and YES.. we are very blessed.
    3233 days ago
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