Our church supports an orphanage and school in Haiti called HATS, or Hands Across the Sea. The director of HATS, Karen Huxter, is a part of our congregation and shared about HATS in person with us on a Sunday morning just a month ago. She reports everyone is fine, but that the earthquake damaged the property. All of the workers, children and students are currently sleeping outside until they are sure the building is secure. Please pray for them and consider sending financial support in order to repair the estimated $10,000 in damages. For up-to-date information, visit the HATS website: http://hatshaiti.blogspot.com/
There is also currently a team from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia lending physical support. They had gone down prior to quake and have been able to keep a running blog of their experience. It is a blessing to have the team there at the moment. Please pray for them also. Their blog is an insightful behind-the-scenes look at how the earthquake has shaken the community around HATS: http://haititeam2010.blogspot.com/
** Images like the one in the photo are commonplace in Haiti this evening. As we lie in our beds, let us remember to pray for the millions of people who won't be sleeping well at all during the nights ahead.