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CHILE

A magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck central and south Chile  on Saturday. Since then, there have been over 90 aftershocks. Thankfully the death toll was much MUCH smaller than the one that struck Haiti about 6 weeks ago – due in part to the eathquake “consciousness” in Chile, as well as the epicenter being offshore.

PLEASE HELP!

It is estimated that over 2 million people are affected by this disaster. People need food, clean water, shelter…

How to help…

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2007/impact/?hpt=T1

And of course, texting!

Texting donations for Chile:
In addition to your donation amount, standard text messaging fees may apply.
ADRA International: Text CHILE 10 to 27138 ($10 donation)
Convoy of Hope: Text 4CHILE to 50555 ($10 donation)
Habitat for Humanity: Text CHILE to 25383 ($10 donation)
OperationUSA: Text REBUILD to 50555 ($10 donation)
Salvation Army: Text CHILE” to 52000 ($10 donation)
World Vision: Text CHILE” to 20222 ($10 donation)
UNICEF: Text YOUTH to 20222 ($10 donation)

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“The boys are going to school…”

“…and the boys’ Mom is going to work, and the boys’ Dad will pick them up from school and they will go home and watch a movie.”

This morning Big T gave me an outline of how the day was going to go. In third person. It was so cute to hear him refer to himself and his brother in third person. The movie part probably won’t happen…not on a weeknight… but the rest of it was pretty much spot on. Mr T is going to pick them up today, and they will go home, have dinner etc…

 Big T LOVES it when Mr T picks them up from daycare/pre-school. Sometimes, when I pick up, he tells me “I don’t want to go home with you”. Then I have to promise “well Daddy’s home, do you want to go home to see Daddy?” Only then will he come with me.

In the midst of all this mundane-ness…all this ordinary, predictable living…I cannot stop thinking about the people of Haiti. They are probably wishing for their ordinary, predictable, mundane lives. I continue to pray for them. This morning’s aftershocks probably struck terror in their hearts afresh. It is just heartbreaking. Whenever I am home in the evening…making dinner, feeding the baby, doing laundry, I keep imagining how many mothers and wives in Haiti were doing the very same things when the earthquake struck. Just going about their lives…and the next moment, everything is destroyed. How many little boys and little girls are never going to go to school again?

I just pray for them…for peace, for hope, and for the strength to rebuild.

If you are the praying kind, please pray! If you can, please donate…it is easier than ever…just a text message!

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Haiti

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/13/haiti.earthquake/index.html

Such horrible devastation. I am completely shaken by this news.

My heart goes out to the people of Haiti. I am praying for them. I wish I could do more. I want to do more. 

Hundreds of thousands of people? How does that even happen? How does one explain that? Life is so unfair. So short. So unfair.

I am praying for them.

Some ways to help:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2010/01/haiti_earthquake_how_to_help_a.html?sc=fb&cc=fp

www.worldhope.org

www.pih.org

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