Archive for September, 2008

Haiti Relief

My good friend Cody recently got back from Haiti.

Through his work with the North American Mission Board, Cody is helping funnel relief funds to Haiti with the recent crisis.  Here is a brief update from his blog:

I just got off the phone with one of our contacts where we were working in Haiti and was told that the death toll is now over 500 and still climbing due to the hurricanes that have devastated Haiti.  People are literally starving to death and dying of thirst because of all of the flooding.

The village where we just returned from, Camp Coq (a tiny village 2 hours from the city of Cape Haitien) has been devastated.  Homes where we were just visiting last week are completely gone.  The church and orphanage are ok, and any other home made of concrete.  But the homes that are not made of concrete have been destroyed.

Jamare’s home has been destroyed.  Where will she go?

You can read all the details here, and see some great photos from his trip to Haiti.

He also has an update here on how the Delaware Baptist Association is getting involved.

I agree with Cody’s encourgement to get involved with prayer and giving.

Brandon Heath – Give Me Your Eyes

My cool sis Natalie pointed out that the song “Give Me Your Eyes” by Brandon Heath reminded her of what we’re doing on the streets of Wilmington. Brandon Heath also reminds me a little of Matt Kearny.

I like the lyrics – Give me your eyes so I can see everything that I keep missing.

Look down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight
Touch down on the cold black top
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breathe in the familiar shock
Of confusion and chaos
All those people going somewhere
Why have I never cared

Chorus:
Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see

Step out on a busy street
See a girl and our eyes meet
Does her best to smile at me
To hide what’s underneath
There’s a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie
Too ashamed to tell his wife
He’s out of work, he’s buying time
All those people going somewhere
Why have I never cared

Chorus

I’ve been here a million times
A couple of million eyes
Just move and pass me by
I swear I never thought that I was wrong
Well, I want a second glance
So give me a second chance
To see the way You’ve seen the people all along


author – Terry Foester

I'm a family man at heart. I admit my world revolves around my wife Libby and our 3 hooligans...Eli, Eden and Silas. They are easy to love. I'm trying to learn to love the rest of you. I also like to ask questions.

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