Because my friend and former colleague, Ingrid, has siblings and other relatives living in Haiti, my attention to the horror that is going down there has been more focused on this tragic event than it has been on some others in the past.
Those of you capable of prayer, please pray for the release from affliction of the survivors. Please pray also for the swift salvation of the souls of all those lost.
If you don't pray, please join the prayerful in providing whatever material assistance you can.
UPDATE: Good news and bad news. I have just learned that all of Ingrid's family are accounted for, except for an older brother, Frantz, who was teaching school in Port-au-Prince and has not been heard from. Please pray for Frantz and all the other still missing victims of this mind-boggling tragedy.
UPDATE: Friday, 1/15/10: Here is a link with a photograph and other information regarding my friend's missing brother, Frantz. Please pass it on.