Friday, January 15, 2010


Along with much of the world, I am horrified by the devastation that has rocked Haiti. The state of every day "normal" life in Haiti boggles my mind, and now add to it this catastrophic earthquake and I can't even wrap my brain around the needs...

It's so easy to sit and shake my head and think there's nothing I can do that can make a difference. I wish I could go and hold babies who no longer have parents. I wish I could go and hold parents who no longer have babies. I don't think that's quite within the realm of possibility right now.

The $1oo that we contributed to the Compassion International Disaster Relief Fund seems like nothing, considering the amount of damage and number of people in need. BUT I SENT IT. I wish I was working and could send an entire paycheck. I'm sure there are many who truly can't afford to help out. If all you can afford is $5, you may think "what's the point?"

The point is this:

Whatever we do for the least of these we do for Jesus. When the widow put in her two coins. Her ONLY two coins, Jesus said:

This poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on. Luke 21: 3-4

What can you do? Don't miss this opportunity to help the hurting and bless the heart of God in the process.

I am blogging about this because of a challenge put out by Money Saving Mom. For every blogger that DOES something and posts about it, she and her husband will donate 10$ to the relief. I wouldn't normally share that I donated, but I also wouldn't normally leave 10 bucks sitting on the table. Do you have a blog? Do you have a couple coins? You can turn your $.50 into $10.50. You can turn your $10.00 into $20.00. If you would like to donate to the Compassion International Haiti Disaster Relief Fund, click here. And if you do (or contribute in some other way) and blog about it before January 21st, click here and add your blog to the list of links to add another 10$ to the cause. God Bless you Money Saving Mom!

My husband and I have been sponsors for Compassion International for years and I firmly believe in their ministry and have full confidence in their ability to steward these funds and get the money and resources into the hands of those who need it most. It's what they do.

If you participate in this as a result of reading this post, please leave a comment! I would love to know.

Be blessed!

Other bloggers who are making donations based on those who link up and share:

Who knows!? If I stay up late enough and click enough links, I just may have my hundy matched! Woot woot! God is stinking awesome.

One last thing: I came across this list of specific ways to pray at Thrifty In Dallas, and I just had to share:

In tandem with giving it is crucial that we pray. God is listening and He wants us to speak. To help you as you pray here is the list I compiled for our use at home:

Pray for the weather to be mild and rain-free as many no longer have a roof

Pray for God to comfort those that are perishing under the rubble

Pray for supernatural strength for doctors, nurses and rescue workers

Pray for clean water

Pray for relief distribution to take place with transparency, expediency and honesty

Pray for God to soften our hearts as we give for immediate needs

Pray for vision and long term commitment from all of us to not forget Haiti after the cameras are gone

Pray for sound air traffic control

Pray for quick rebuilding of port facilities and piers

Pray for the softening of hearts in Dominican Republic as they will have an even larger influx of refugees

Pray for a color-blind heart of adoption around the world

Pray for a time of harvest and restoration

Pray for hope


  1. Hi, I read Money Saving Mom every day but I don't think I've come across your blog yet. I was already going to donate but I just wanted you to know I really liked the way you put the need into words.

  2. Hi
    Stop by my blog and link in

  3. Like Crystal said on MSM- drops in the bucket at up to a bucket full!

    God Bless your efforts!

  4. Thank you for helping in the effort to help Haiti. Please stop by My Pet Saving's to help the people and animals of Haiti.

    Thank you!:)

  5. Thank you so much for linking up! Blessings!

  6. You Won The Starbucks Coffee Rachel! Please email me with your info so that I can ship it out to you... Congrats! :)