- HAITI: Just some perspective on what has happened in Haiti. The death toll of hurricane Katrina was around 1300. The death toll from the 9/11 attacks were around 6000, and the Haiti death toll (estimate at this time) is 50,000 people. The pictures (warning: graphic) coming out of Haiti are heartbreaking. I would love to jump on an airplane and go help, but I can’t and neither can you. BUT there are two things we can do… PRAY for the people, the country and the workers. And we can GIVE some of our money. There are a lot of ways to give. I gave a $10 donation yesterday, simply by texting the Red Cross on my phone. Just text the word “Haiti” to 90999, and it will add a $10 charge to your next month’s cellular bill, giving the donation to Haiti relief. You may be thinking, “But that’s only $10.” Yesterday alone, over half a million people gave $10 through texting and raised over 5 million dollars. If you are looking for other ways to donate, my friend John Dobbs has some excellent links to other organizations.
- SPANISH CLASS: I’m going back to school … yip, I’m starting a Spanish class this Sunday evening and I’m SO pumped about it. I’ve always wanted to learn some Spanish, but after a couple of trips to Honduras, I realize I NEED to be able to communicate. I’m really tired of having to ask people, “How do you say….,” when I’m in Honduras. Sadly, I’ve got a lot to learn. I really know nothing about Spanish. Hopefully I’ll pick it up quickly.
Hasta Luego (just in case you didn’t know, that means “See you later”) ha