Saturday, January 12, 2013

three years





From all that is broken, let there be beauty.
From what is torn, jagged, ripped, frayed,
let there be not just mendings - but meetings unimagined.
May the God in whom nothing is wasted
Gather up every scrap, every shred and shard,
And make of them new paths, doorways, worlds.

-Jan Richardson


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January 12, 2010  - we remember those that lost their lives and we remember friends that lost near and dear ones that day. We pray and hope boldly for continued healing  and peace in their lives. Nou pap janm bliye.

Our first reaction and diary from the days following the quake can be found here.

No other time in our lives is as vividly ingrained in our memories as the day and the days following the earthquake. It feels like decades ago. It feels like yesterday. We saw the very best and the very worst of humanity in those days. We felt the power of Christ in us. We saw that power exhibited in others. We witnessed crushing despair and miraculous provision. Like so many others, this experience has changed us.

More thoughts and photos from the two-year anniversary found here.


Lord, again we pray with hope...  
from all that is broken, let there be beauty. From what is torn, jagged, ripped, and frayed, let there be not just mendings but meetings unimagined. May the God in whom nothing is wasted gather up every scrap, every shred and shard, and make of them new paths, new doorways, new worlds. 
Amen.

4 comments:

Sarah Bessey said...

Amen and amen. Here with you all.

Becky said...

Honestly, it was three years ago that I learned that Haiti even existed (or cared anyway). God showed me Haiti through your blog after the earthquake. I have not stopped reading this blog since. About a year and a half ago, I started to give monthly to your ministry. And, slowly, over the last three years, God has broken my heart for Haiti. My life was changed by the earthquake, not like yours was, but it was changed. I pray for Haiti, I pray for Heartline, I pray for the women and babies, I pray for the Livesays and I even ran a 5k (first run ever) to raise money for Run For Life and now I pray for the child that God has already ordained to be a part of my family. Three years ago I learned that Haiti existed. Thank you for always being open and honest.

Becky said...

P.S. It wasn't 315 miles, but you can read about our run here:

http://rebekahswritings.blogspot.com/2013/01/we-ran-for-life.html

Thanks again!

Sarah said...

Been thinking of and praying for you guys this past week. Much love from Peru.