Last October I had the opportunity to spend a week in Port Au Prince, Haiti. The sights will never leave me. The abject poverty is like none I've ever witnessed. Haiti is currently the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, yet only a 4 hour flight from St. Louis. That doesn't set well.
The infrastructure was already in shambles. The population didn't help matters. A city originally designed for 50,000 holds over 2 million people. You can imagine the cluster that creates!People literally lived on top of the town dumps. Piles and piles of trash were the foundations for entire villages. There's a biblical term for that - gehenna, which means "hell."
And now that gehenna has been devastated even more with yesterday's earthquake.
I imagine over the next few weeks the death tolls will rise and the diseases will get even worse. And even though it may seem a world away and overwhelming, you can make an impact now by clicking this link: HELP HAITI!
Keep Haiti in your prayers and please do whatever you can...