Praying for our friend Dave who left yesterday to help out with earthquake relief. But not in Haiti. He and his team are going to Peru to help rebuild from the earthquake in 2007.
And another friend is going to New Orleans to cook for the workers who continue to come to rebuild from Katrina's devastation.
So, even though we have a 'new' disaster in Haiti, there are still great needs in the 'old' disasters.
I'm ashamed to say that I had forgotten about the Peru earthquake, but will now renew my prayers for those survivors.
My grandmother took me to California for a high school graduation present (in 1972-yikes). Our relatives took us to see the ravages of the '67 earthquake. Five years later...highways were still twisted and unrepaired...gaping holes in the earth....evidence of former buildings.
I'm so thankful for these friends and others like them who have not forgotten those in need. It takes a long time to recover from a disaster. As some have said - it is a marathon, not a sprint.