It's been a busy day. I've been busy unpacking from our long trip; evaluating what needs to be done around the house and mission (too much); trying to get homeschool back in full swing; and to top it off I've been having internet problems. If you know me, that is the worst of the worst. I've been on the phone with technicians, reading manuals, trying to figure out modems and routers, it's been aggravating. I've more than once today thought about throwing my computer out the door. I have glanced at the TV, but not much. I've known about the earthquake in Haiti, but haven't paid too much attention. The internet thing has consumed me...until a few minutes ago.
I've just now been able to access my email and saw a message from Mission Network News. Mission Network News is a small organization that broadcasts information and news from and about all of the mission organizations that serve around the world. Their focus today was on the earthquake. They interviewed several representatives from missions that serve in Haiti.
One of the interviews that caught my eye was one with Kathy Redmond who serves with Compassion International. I won't divulge the whole 7 min. segment, but will tell you that it was quite emotional. Kathy not only fears for the safety of the children that Compassion works with, but also the Compassion missionaries that serve in Haiti. It really got me to thinking.
Although BCM works in Haiti, I don't personally know any of the missionaries. But, what if a natural disaster hit where some of my friends work? How would I feel?
What if a tornado destroyed most of the homes of the people that I minister to everyday? Folks that I know and love. What would I do?
What if an earthquake hit the city that Marcelo, our Compassion child lives in? Would I want to catch the first flight to Bolivia to try to find the boy that our family has grown to love?
Reality really slapped me in the face. I may still have some annoying internet problems, but they can be fixed tomorrow. The lives of the workers, children and people of Haiti are marred forever. They will never be the same.
I'm awaiting word from my mission's, (BCM International), head office to see what if anything other than praying we can do to help. In the meantime, click here to go to the Mission Network News website to listen to some of the interviews that I mentioned. But, whatever you do, pray for the people of Haiti.
Updated: Thursday, 14 January 2010 1:30 PM CST
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