Onward Christian Soldiers!

My thoughts are firing so quickly they exhaust me. It was only a matter of time, we knew Coronavirus would eventually arrive in Haiti. Amid prayers for the world and the U.S., prayers for medical personnel making unfathomably difficult decisions, prayers for our families and for our own strength and courage we braced ourselves for this.

Without the quick generosity of a few people CLIMB would be paralyzed in this moment. God would not have that – He moved you to act quickly and Patchouko is busy preparing the response of Accolade for Saving Lives. Reality is there is currently no availability of medical care that can meet the demands of COVID-19. We watch and pray as other organizations whose focus is medical care respond as their resources allow. In the meantime we pray for enough resource to provide the needs of basic support – food, hydration, acetaminophen, soap, bleach, clean water and a whole lotta prayer. Please, if you can, help us http://www.climbforhaiti.org/donate/

This morning I pulled out an OLD hymnal that has made every move (including life in Haiti) since I acquired it. “Melodies of Praise” had all front pages worn out and missing when I purchased it. I love that – no denominational bent in that. Many of the hymns’ copyrights date to early 1900’s with the most recent copyright of 1957. Song #60 “Faith of Our Fahters! Living Still” by H.F. Hemy spoke to me. This is the third and final verse:

Faith of our Fathers! We will love both friend and foe in all our strife; and preach thee, too as love knows how, by kindly words and virtuous life. Faith of our fathers, holy faith! We will be true to thee till death!

Love our friends, love our enemies, don’t lose focus on our ultimate goal as Christians. Let us show Jesus through our actions, let us battle selfishness and win.

Our time is now, brothers and sisters. Time to fear not, for God is with us. Time to let them Know we are Christians by our love, by our love. Time to move Onward Christian Soldiers Marching as to War.

If we are blessed to draw breath today we have the strength and power to shine His light in this darkness. Shine on!

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