J. Gordon Duncan

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Why Garner Needs to Care For Haiti

It has been a tough month for the town of Garner.  There is concern about the health and future of the ConAgra plant.  We are at the very beginning of an investigation of missing public funds.  Wake County is considering the closure of our library.  However, perspective is always a good thing.  Though the aforementioned issues loom large in our collective conscience, our concerns and woes pale in comparison to the concerns and woes of Haiti.  The devastation there is soul-numbing.

That is why Garner needs to care for Haiti.  Despite our challenges and fears of the future, more than a few of us have the ability to send financial aid to Haiti.  Despite our own country’s economic woes, we still have so much more than the people of Haiti.  Caring for Haiti would be a soothing balm for us and a step towards healing for them.

2 Corinthians 1 speaks of God being the God of all Comfort.  The comfort He gives has a two-fold purpose.  His comfort is intended to care for those in need, and as people recover, they are then to pass that same comfort on to others.

Haiti needs that.  Garner needs that.

We need comfort from our fears, but so does Haiti.  We can play a part in that.  On February 5th, at 7:30pm, the Town of Garner will hold a citywide Concert of Prayer at the Garner Historic Auditorium.  We are going to gather, celebrate, give thanks, pray, and then at the end of our time together, take up an offering for American Red Cross’ effort in Haiti.  For more information, check out www.garnercitizensforhaiti.com.

Let’s gather together, enjoy the comfort that God gives and then extend it to others who are in need.

January 27, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments