I've been to the Dominican Republic twice on mission trips. It shares the same island with Haiti but the differences between the two sides of the island are like night and day. One is baron and spiritually dry, the other is experiencing an outpouring of God's spirit and blessing among the people and in the government. When I was in the DR (Dominican Republic) I had the opportunity to share Christ with some Haitians. They spoke French and we had a few little pamphlets in French. I was struck by the emptiness and hopelessness in their eyes. Since the quake, I have been praying a lot for the these people. For God's mercy and compassion. For His saving grace. I am sure that God is able to take this aweful catastrophe and use it for His glory. One way is through our little acts of compassion. Through our prayers and our giving.
Our church is thinking of using the money we've saved during our 21 day fast to plant a new church in Haiti through the Global 12 project. We are also supporting Hope in Action, an organization that a trustworthy friend of ours heads up.
Several popular bloggers are giving money to various organizations when you post a comment or a link to your own blog.
Money Saving Mom is going to donate a $1 because I'm linking this post up with hers. You can link yours as well and check out some of the other blogs on her site that are joining the cause.