Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Thank you all for your responses and your prayers. The mud hut tragedy is just the tip of the iceberg/mountainside, of course, but it is no worse here than in Haiti or Sudan or anywhere else in the world. Perhaps the real tragedy is that things like this happen every day, multiplied ad infinitum, and that we get complacent enough to forget them or else distressed enough to "shut down." One of my assigned tasks in Maseno is to help bring order-out-of-chaos to the medical supplies. We need ready access to oxygen tubing and nebulizers to keep people alive. One of my unspoken responsibilities, though, is to help tell the stories. We need ready reminders of one another's needs to keep human hope alive. Please don't forget that every one of us really can do "something" -- from prayer to participation. And every one of you is participating -- by reading and by caring. Asante sana and God bless us, every one.
Posted by Dianne, Dee, Mom, Granny at 8:25 AM