As you've all probably heard, yesterday's 7.0 earthquake in Port-au-Prince has taken a lot of life and left a lot of people without family, friends, home, work, and supplies.
Along with the general intentions, Lou and I hope and pray for the safety of the child we sponsor through Compassion International, and for that of her family and village. She lives in the mountains, so the quake itself was possibly less of an immediate danger than any mudslides which might result from it. Compassion, like most other charitable services with outposts in the country, was at last word still trying to reach their resident staff. (Disasters tend to take out communication, on top of everything else.)
There are numerous ways for those of us who can give to do so: Compassion, Catholic Relief Services, and many other charitable organizations are active in the relief process. And we can always pray.