My heart wasn’t in this morning’s post. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy the book, I did. It’s just that over the past week I’ve been reading news reports and my heart has been with the people of the Philippines. Seeing the devastation that flooded the airways is nothing compared to living it I’m sure. I cannot imagine what it is like to watch friends and family members die, to have lost people so dear to you in an instant. There is desperate need in the region. Food, shelter, warmth and hygiene essentials are much needed and there are ways we can help.
First off, we all need to be praying for the people living in the aftermath and those who have gone to help. Also, if we are able we can donate to relief organizations that are making a difference right now. I know not everyone can afford to do this and that’s ok. But if you have some extra, consider sharing. As I’ve walked through my life this week I realize how blessed I truly am. I have a warm home. My son is safe and secure. My only concern this morning was the new socks I purchased that were too tight to get on my feet. I know I cannot do everything but I can help a little and if it makes a difference in even the life of one person, it’s worth it.
Presbyterian World Service and Development is accepting donations to aid in the work of it’s partners Church World Service-Asia/Pacific and ACT Alliance who are already there,
working at assessing the damage and determining the needs of the people in this region. They are looking to support the immediate needs of those affected most and will be providing life essentials as quickly as possible. I think the work they are doing is important and I just thought I would let you know of one way that you can make a difference in the lives of those living in this disaster. The Government of Canada has announced that it would match all donations for the relief efforts made between November 9 and December 9 of 2013 so if you’re thinking of donating might be nice to do so in this time period. We can double our impact!
I borrowed the donate now button from PWS&D. I figure they’ll be ok with it as I’ve linked it right back to their website which will give you more information if you’re thinking of donating.