Glwa Pou Bondye

This morning we are praising God for His protection over those we hold close to our hearts while acknowledging others have suffered great loss.

For those of you inquiring about relief for our neighbors to the south, here is our advice:

The storm has reached the southern coast, and the very few reports we’ve seen are scary, mainly because no one fully knows how bad it is.
If you or people you know are thinking about making donations for relief....please wait. Wait to find out what the real needs are, and then find a grassroots organization that’s meeting those needs. I promise you, the big organizations are ineffective. We saw it after the earthquake. No one wants history repeated. See where God is working, and join Him.
— Allison Vantreese Garrett

We are currently working with a trusted friend and mentor, Gloria Board, on a list of organizations you can trust in Haiti.  If you feel led to give, whether it is through Haiti Awake or another organization, please do your research.  Be discerning.

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
— Lamentations 3:22-23