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Bob Pierce, the founder of World Vision, once prayed, “Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God.  I thought of that prayer as I thought about Haiti this week.  Here are a few thought-provoking and occasionally gut-wrenching blog posts and videos I’ve seen recently.  May our hearts be broken and moved with compassion.

This post caught my eye because the first paragraph described the very same nagging emotions I had already felt:

Haiti saddens me. It saddens me in part because so many have lost so much. It also saddens me because I care so little.

(Read the rest:  Live with Haiti in your heart)

Aaron Ivey, a Christian musician deeply concerned about social injustice and poverty, was in the process of adopting a child from Haiti when the earthquake struck.  He and his wife were interviewed on CNN.  Watch the video and then continue reading below for more information about Aaron, Mark Stuart of Audio Adrenaline, and many others who have Haiti lying heavy on their hearts.

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You can find out more about Aaron at his website.

Mark Stuart, former front man for the band Audio Adrenaline, was in Haiti when the quake hit.  These sad words found their way into Mark’s Facebook status update a couple days ago:

…went to Jacmel today for supplies. pockets of the city look like bombs went off. i saw a family that had been trapped & killed on their porch…there’s no machinery to get them out. saw another man who was ONE step away from escaping his tumbling house, but was pinned & killed against the front porch post & remains there hanging by one arm. it’s disturbing. i think we’re in shock.

Find out more about what Mark and other members of the Hands & Feet Project are doing in Haiti:

Hands & Feet Project

The guys from PyroManiacs received these updates from some missionaries in Haiti:

Haiti Update

Finally, Haiti’s brokenness and Haiti’s hope are poignantly and poetically expressed in this beautiful post by Amy Sorrells:

In the Hinterlands of Haiti