Skip to comments.UN: 5 killed in headquarters collapse in Haiti quake; over 100 missing including mission chief.
Posted on 01/13/2010 6:21:29 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - UN: 5 killed in headquarters collapse in Haiti quake; over 100 missing including mission chief.
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A few of my friends from church were planning to go to Haiti next week to install solar panels at a school there. Just last month they delivered more than 100 iMacs. They go to Haiti four or five times a year to help out. Very sad situation.
Did the quake only effect the Haitian end of the island?
Or could it be that we're seeing another media production like New Orleans and Katrina?
In times like this, I can’t help but ask “Where Is the Loving God?” In fact, I asked my pastor to write up a sermon and call it “Where Is the Loving God?” but he wouldn’t do it.
I mean, I have several friends who dedicate 2-3 months every year out of their lives to go to Haiti to help build homes, schools, etc. and in just minutes, all of their previous work is undone.
Thankfully, the emotional ties they’ve generated to those in Haiti can never be undone, but the physical labor and assistance can sure be destroyed in a heartbeat.
Obviously the quake affected Dominica but Dominica isn’t under UN control and is actually thriving. They’ll survive and rebuild, Haiti will suffer and the UN will collect money.
No- it’s not a Katrina moment in that sense. They felt it in the DR but there’s no really awful damage like in Haiti. If there’s an earthquake in San Francisco, LA isn’t going to be ruined too.
My son just got back from a mission trip to Haiti last week. He can’t reach anyone he knows there at this point.
I believe the Dominican Republic was spared.
That will reduce the UN budget
OK, that was a little harsh! Haiti is such a Hell hole that no amount of money is ever going to change things. I have been there. I have been there!
It appears the Dominican Republic did not receive anything close to the worst of it.
From the looks of the USGS’s map, Port Au Prince is at the eastern end of the epicenter. Not too far out from there, the magnitude dissipates a good bit.
I can’t get the map to blow up very large on my computer, but at the border between Haiti and the D.R. the intensity appears to be in the “moderate” range. Directly over the capital of Haiti, though, it is bright red and is clearly in the “Extreme” range.
So, it is entirely possible that this is primarily a “Haiti only” disaster.
Media production? Over 1800 of your fellow citizens were killed and damages exceeded $100 billion.
very sad indeed, but why blame God? So much of Haiti is influenced by Voodoo.
Why didn’t the UN prevent this quake?
The Loving God is with the sufferers and also the helpers. He is on the Cross taking on our sorrows, and he is also in the boat, telling us to cast our nets one more time and trust Him. God didn’t do this to the Haitians and he doesn’t look the other way. It’s up to us to be His Hands and build things right, and comfort the dying, heal the injured, shelter the homeless and feed the hungry. And “us” includes the Haitians themselves. And His Grace will be there.
Just because ocean waves crash doesn’t mean God is indifferent to surfers. They respect the power of the waves and learn to ride them. We need to learn to ride our planet well, because it does move.
Americans will not lift a finger to help, no one will send $, Michelle told us “America is a mean country”.
My thought is that he cannot address it. It is difficult to reconcile a "Loving God" who is believed to be omniscient and omnipotent with tragic events. It is also difficult to understand that praying to Him is going to change anything since, at the very least, He allowed it to happen. Ultimately, are not religions predominantly based on faith in their underlying premises rather than logic?
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