Saturday, February 20, 2010

No Time to Waste!

This past week I had the opportunity to spend time with colleagues from the Dominican Republic Lutheran Mission and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Haiti while in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Throughout the week our meetings were meaningful and full with no time to waste. The week was highlighted by the Ash Wednesday worship which was rich in the gospel and sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
As recovery from the disaster in Haiti heads into its sixth week, there is no time to waste. People's lives hang in the balance and we must dedicate ourselves to prayer and ministry of the word while continuing to meet physical, emotional, and spiritual needs at every level. What an opportune time God has given us to respond with the fullness of his gospel in word and deed but there is no time to waste.
I urge you to uphold our Haitian brothers and sisters in prayer along with all those who strive to bring assistance and encouragement. I urge you also to consider giving generously your financial support or to provide material goods for the rebuilding of churches, schools, orphanages, and hospitals across Haiti. Believe me, there is no time to waste. Please help now!

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