Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Off Topic: Introducing the ABC3s of Miscellany, Haitian Relief Edition!

Looking for good information on the work of the Lutherans in Haiti?  Check out a relatively new blog, the ABC3s of Miscellany.  The author, Rev. Al Collver, is the Executive Pastoral Assistant for LC-MS World Relief and Human Care and has frequent updates on the relief efforts in Haiti.

One might ask, "What about the 'miscellany'?" Since this is a relatively new blog.  the current Haiti situation is the most prominent feature. Check out the first posts in January for a taste of what might come once relief efforts in Haiti settle down.

However, since "miscellany" can mean anything and everything, this blog will be interesting to follow!

Another good blog that covers Haiti and other relief efforts is Mercy Journeys. The author of Mercy Journeys is the Executive Director of LCMS World Relief and Human Care.

Those of you who are concerned about the stewardship of your offerings to Haitian relief organizations, please note that LC-MS World Relief and Human Care is an established, trustworthy, long-time provider of relief services.

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exultemus, et in ipso iucundemur.
Temeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.

Where charity and love [abide], there God is.
Christ's love has gathered us into one.
Let us exult, and in Him take pleasure.
Let us fear and let us love the living God.
And from the heart let us esteem each other sincerely.

For all stanzas of Ubi Caritas in English,
see Lutheran Service Book, Hymn 845.