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Showing posts from January 22, 2010

Help For Haiti

Today I want to summarize, and follow up a bit on, a letter that Bishop Johnston sent out to our diocese regarding the reports of mounting loss and dreadful suffering in Haiti. First, our Bishop reminded us that the Diocese of Virginia and its parishes are deeply committed to mission work in Haiti, and that there are three things we can do for our brothers and sisters in Haiti: The first is to be steadfast in prayer . Bishop Johnston said that “every single contact we receive from Haiti asks first for prayer -- and that we must do.” The second is to give, and give generously, to Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD). The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti is working hand in hand with ERD to help direct the relief and support to where it is most needed. Bishop Johnston writes that, “While the media is full of reports of the ineffectiveness and inefficiency in the relief effort, ERD is ensuring aid goes where it is most needed fairly, promptly and effectively. The efforts may no