Meet Christele - she is six years old and feels like a long-distance member of our family! She is our Compassion child - and she lives in Haiti.
While we have received a general update from Compassion - we know that getting specific child information to sponsors could take a long time and there are so many pressing needs in Haiti right now. So, at this moment - we wait, we pray, we reach across the miles in our hearts to this precious child and trust her to God's care.
In the face of huge disasters like this, it is easy to want to do something - and also easy to feel fairly helpless. We are so far away and tangibly helping is difficult. But, others are already there and we can help ease their load by providing the finances they need to do their work.
Crystal over at Money Saving Mom is hosting a big link up today for all of us to join in and help! She is encouraging each of us to post about what we are doing to help and then link back up to her site where she will make a donation for each link left.
First thing yesterday morning, we donated both to Compassion and Samaritan's Purse ~ and have been praying especially for Christele.
So, what can you do? Crystal offered the following suggestions:
Read her full post here. While we don't feel we can offer a monetary amount per link - I do want to do something. I made this apron the other day and was planning to give it away in a post next week - but instead, am going to leave it up here.
To be entered in the drawing, leave a link to your post sharing what you are doing to reach out for Haiti. Make sure to come back and link up your post here as well as at MSM. Links will be open until January 21 and a link will be chosen through Random Number Generator. It is a small thing - the smallest of all it feels like, but the small things do add up and allow big things to happen.