O.k. I realize that I may be overwheleming my readers with all the posts about Haiti but it is overwhelming and the need continues to be urgent. One different decision and I would be one of those adoptive parents right now, glued to the televevision and the telephone trying to learn anything I can about my adoptive child and how to get him or her home. But that does not really matter how close the situation is to me, what matters is that there are children living in desperate situations and no help is arriving. If I could go volunteer right now I would but I cannot leave Leo at this time so there is little I can do other then donate money, offer up psychological consulation services from home and keep posting to spread the word.
So here is the update that I received this morning from "For His Glory Adoption Outreach"
URGENT CALL FOR PRAYER
We received word from Pierre this morning that the situation in the orphanage is becoming dire. We would like to ask EVERYONE that receives this to use this information to get on your knees before our Lord and ask Him to provide.We have one nanny that is deceased and the orphanage needs her body to be removed. The orphanage has no drinkable water.In addition they need:formula for babiesmedicinesIV fluids (one child is currently on an IV)charcoal to cookdieselcash to buy supplies if they find them. They are running out of cash and there are no banks open to get cash, so it needs to be delivered by someone already on the ground or by helicopter. Others are beginning to rob them of what supplies they do have. There are helicopters flying over the orphanage and they have made a sign on the roof that says they are an orphanage and need help. The staff is also working to get together all the paperwork for each child that has an adoptive family in a way that it can be attached to their body if there is an opportunity to evacuate. For His Glory is doing everything we can on this end to contact people who may be able to help. Please pray. Currently, that is the best thing you can do to help. Kim is doing everything she can, and respectfully requests that adoptive families do not call her at this time. We realize this is a very difficult time, however she needs her phone and time available to do everything she can to make contacts to try to help the children and staff at the orphanage. We will give you any updates we have as soon as they are available.
Trusting in Him,For His Glory
I am praying and begging please Lord bring help to all the orphanages in Haiti, lead the helicopters to their locations and drop them the much needed supplies. These are the most innocent and vulnerable of victims and even without injury a already malnurished and fragile infant will not last long under these conditions. Also I am begging the US Department of State to permit the Haitian orphans who are in process of being adopted to be granted emergency visas so that they can be flown to the US and joined with their adoptive parents. That would then open up room at the orphanages for children in need who have been seperated from their families during the earthquake. Even without medical injury these children are at risk of medical illness due to contaminated water and the psychological risks are unmeasurable at this time. We know that a child who has previous trauma, neglect, or loss is much more likely to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after a crisis. Well that includes the majority of the children in Haiti who were already living in desperate situations. Please everyone stand up fors compassion, mercy and justice to the children of Haiti!