Okay, first of all, please pray for the disaster victims in Haiti. Thousands of people are dead, and the numbers are still rising. In addition, thousands of people are still stuck under debris and very seriously injured. This is already one of the poorest countries in the world, and now hundreds of thousands of people have lost what few possessions they had, or have lost family and friends. Please pray for them and for the rescue organizations to not only receive enough resources, but to have the wisdom to use those resources in the most effective ways. Also, if you would like to make a donation – even $5 will help immensely – go to this website: http://www.google.com/relief/haitiearthquake/#utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-sk&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=haiti%20earthquake.
On a different note – and this seems very small in comparison – God has a Plan that we didn’t have. I guess this happens a lot, but still, I feel it’s worth mentioning. Recently, one of our very good friends in the USA who is also a South African received a clean bill of health after struggling with cancer. However, around Christmas, she suddenly began feeling very sick, and they went to the ER. After doing some scans, they told her to go to her doctor immediately (they were in a different town visiting family) because there were some serious complications.
The gist of it is that the cancer is back. Not only that, but one of the tumors has grown from cell-size to larger than a football in less than two weeks, and there are many tumors. She has three daughters and a husband, and one of the girls is about sixteen. She’s now cooking all their dinners because her mom is in bed, sick. Now then. My dad is in the USA currently, and friends are paying for my mom to go to our friend for support and to help out. I’m staying here.
Please pray first of all for our friend and her family. Their lives went from completely normal to crisis literally overnight, and it’s a terrible thing to have to go through. Also, we need serious prayer about what to do now. God has a Plan and he knows what He’s doing, so we’re not worried, but we have to know what to do.