Tuesday, March 15, 2011

In a Moment, It's All Gone . . .


If you're like me, you watched the news out of Japan with a mixture of wonder, horror and grief. It's hard to fathom such terrible destruction and human tragedy.

A few days ago, David Sanford contributed this article to the ASSIST News Service reflecting on the tsunami and its aftermath. I offer it up for your pondering.

One word of import — when international disasters like this happen, international scam artists line up to rip generous-hearted people off, all in the name of supposedly providing aid. I strongly recommend giving through the Red Cross, as well as established, proven Christian ministries such as Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse, Christian Aid, Mission Aviation Fellowship, and a host of others. Most should be registered as members of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

Be as generous as the Lord directs, and pray with me that this will be an opportunity for the healing power of the Gospel. And beware of scam artists.

2 comments:

Trace said...

Joel,

Thanks for mentioning Mission Aviation Fellowship maf.org as a well established organization to support for international disasters. Our hearts & prayers go out to the victims of Japan.

Solameanie said...

Hi, Trace..

Glad to do it. We actually have a former MAF missionary pilot working in our office (he's actually in the process of retiring now). MAF does wonderful work for the sake of the Gospel!