We wanted to ask for urgent prayer and also share something on the more positive side.
On the urgent side, Mike writes that the United Nations has just voted 5 to 2 to allow Kenya to lead a multi-national police force into Haiti to assist the Haitian National Police, to fight against the growing gangs and gang violence in the country starting immediately. They will attempt to establish peace, open roads, and transportation, and restore infrastructure once again in Haiti.
They will be tasked with establishing an interim government and upcoming democratic elections soon.
They will be monitored closely against corruption, sexual abuse, and disease control. (Things that have been huge problems in past UN actions).
Most people close to Haiti feel as I do; We are pleased that something is finally being done to stem the problems that Haiti's poor face every day. But we are skeptical of the UN's terrible track record for this kind of action.
Please bring your most fervent prayers before the Lord, that the innocent poor people don't end up taking the brunt of this action, but are helped and given a voice and are heard by the world. Their very lives depend on it.......Thank you