Thursday, January 14, 2010
Haiti and Integrity
The devastation is Haiti is heartbreaking. It seem to dwarf any other concern right now. I have made a contribution through Rainbow World Fund. This organization is reputable and is a chance for the LGBT community to contribute to global relief efforts through an LGBT identified source. It is a way for us to show that we care, we see beyond ourselves and can put our struggles for equality in perspective.
I will also contribute via ER&D with the same intent to stamp my money as from a source that cares when others suffer.
We need to celebrate that beyond LGBT Christians, we are most importantly just Christians. We know that Jesus taught us to minister to sick, feed the hungry and clothe the naked. Many of Integrity's local organizations are involved in other other ministries. I know this is the case in Seattle where they supply meals 2 out of 5 days at Lamber House, a drop-in place for LGBT youth. I know that in Maine the members of Integrity are the mainstay of a non-food pantry which supplies the homeless with basic needs.
There must be more and these need to be lauded and lifted up. This is one area that our PCs, Coordinators and local leaders can bring forth through effective network communications.