Haiti has been constantly on my mind in the last couple of months, since I started work as a Youth Training Assistant with an organisation that teaches 15-16 year old boys to lay bricks. I was working in the Compassion UK office www.compassionuk.org when we heard of the earthquake on 12 January 2010 and we began to learn of the devastation that had been wrought in Haiti.
Today I received the book “Unshaken” in which Dan Woolley of Compassion International tells his story of being trapped in the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince when the earthquake struck.
I am attending a baptism this evening at Mansfield Baptist Church and when I looked on the church website I found a link to You Tube to Philippa Hanna’s song “Ave to Love” and a video of Haiti. It was then that I realised I started work with my present organisation on 12 January 2011 (exactly one year after the earthquake in Haiti struck).
Because of the terminology used in the organisation in which I am now working, in the last few days I have been looking at the words “foundation” and “cornerstone” in the Bible via www.biblegateway.com and at the fact that both of these words in the Bible point to Jesus. He must be our firm foundation and the chief cornerstone. My prayer is that all the people of Haiti and the staff and pupils of my current organisation will come to understand this and put it into practice.
On 16th April Philippa Hanna is due to be singing at The Winding Wheel in Chesterfield (where my church, New Life, meets on a Sunday morning) and I am hoping to be there, helping people to find children to sponsor via the Compassion UK stand.