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In response to Haiti 20 TWENTY $20

Does anyone else feel helpless? 

I watch the news, read the stories, and see the pictures, and I feel overwhelmed and helpless.  Useless.  I’ve been angry with God because I don’t understand allowing this to happen, and I felt total despair as I hear about bulldozers pushing bodies into mass graves.

I marvel at stories like the one about the two sisters from Pittsburgh who were running an orphanage in Port-au-Prince and managed to drum up enough public (and political) support to bring more than 60 orphans back to the U.S. 

I am amazed at the response of organizations like Samaritan’s Purse and CARE as they feed and clothe and treat the hungry and naked and injured. 

Yet, through my amazement, I feel helpless and I need to get over it.  So, here’s what I’m going to do.  First I am going to pray.  Second, I am going to send a donation to Samaritan’s Purse.  I would encourage you to do the same thing.  I know time and money are short, but seriously, I am pretty sure we can all be praying for the people in Haiti, and we can all afford to put a few dollars toward the effort of providing food, clean water, and medical supplies. 

I trust Samaritan’s Purse, but if you know of another organization go with them.  Whatever you do, just give something. 

I’m calling my effort the 20 Twenty $20 challenge.  I am going to commit to pray for Haiti for at least 20 minutes every day for the next Twenty days and send $20.00 right now to be used to help with the relief in Haiti.    If you would like to join me, just leave a comment here (or send me an email: nogray.37@gmail.com ) so we can support each other.  If you need to modify your number to fit your circumstances, please do…but please do something. 

Here’s a link to Samaritan’s Purse 

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