Today I sit in the cozy warmth of my Henderson parsonage watching the devastation Tomas is wreaking upon an already broken country. Haiti is suffering it second major natural disaster in a year. People are only getting accustomed to living in tents as a Hurricane Tomas crosses the island.
Scenes on cable news showed images that brought forth the idea of beating down a beaten man. The Hope for Haiti Foundation is reporting that contacts on the ground in Bainet (west-south coastline) is flooded from stormsurge. The church that stood in town square crumbled in the earthquake and now this.
I continue to pray for Haiti. Recently, Dan Dick wrote an article calling us A.D.D United Methodists to remember Haiti, that a disaster such as the January earthquake requires years of transformation not the band-aid of triage. Tomas is calling us to focus again lifting a great people up in prayer and proclaiming “God, here we are. Use us.”