Monday, April 27, 2015

How can I help?

I am a news junkie.  I like being informed but sometimes all that information can be overwhelming.  Consider the earthquake in Nepal.

I can't fathom the deaths of almost 4,000 people.

I can't get my mind around the extent of devastation.

I can't grasp the fear of people staying outdoors for fear of their homes collapsing.

I'm not sure that I can sing "This Is My Father's World" today.

So what can I do? How can I help?

I can start by praying.  I am praying for comfort for those who have lost loved ones.  I am praying for peace for those overwhelmed by the extent of their losses.  I am praying for wisdom for those in positions of leadership.  I am praying for courage for rescue workers and medical personnel.  I am praying for compassion and strength for those who will be the presence and body of Christ in the midst of such devastation.

I can't go but I can put "feet" to my prayers by giving.  We can give through our church by designation "earthquake/disaster relief" on our check or on-line giving.  These funds will be forwarded to Baptist World Aid, the emergency relief agency of the Baptist World Alliance.  You can give directly to this organization by going online to

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