By now we all know about the utter devastation that the earthquake in Haiti left behind.

We have begun to hear the stories of family, friends, or the family or friends of friends who are dead or lost or narrowly avoided escape.

We have begun to hear the stories of how help–food, medicine, rescuers, has been having trouble reaching those in need because of how poor and desperate Haiti was before this tragedy.

We give money, we offer prayers, we live in the shock, new once again, that such horrors happen in the same world we live in.

O God whose presence is more unshakeable than either your creation or your people, help us to be steadfast in  reaching out to our brothers and sisters whose lives, homes, and country has been devastated in your name, that we may represent to them your enduring love.  We ask this through Jesus the Christ, who reminded us that all that we do is done for him.  Amen

If you know of no charity which is able to help in Haiti, I’ll point you toward Episcopal Relief and Development.  ERD already has contacts and the ability to help in Haiti.  All monies given go toward providing aid, not administration.

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