One night standing at a counter in Cotton On, in downtown Singapore, buying my daughter some jean shorts I was surprised by this appeal taped to a donation box.

My home - clean, green, wealthy, beautiful nation of peace was receiving aid from other nations, some far less fortunate.

I am used to seeing requests for help like that growing up in Africa, but to see NZ in light of crisis, like Haiti or Pakistan was disconcerting.

You are being thought of, those of you affected by the quake.

At retail counters in Asia, in shops crowded with young people and pulsating rock music, you are talked about and considered with compassion. That tub had a healthy amount only a few days after the earthquake.

Yes Little New Zealand. The world is watching.

Widge  – (September 23, 2010 at 12:51 PM)  

wow that is amazing!
feeling the love world :)

Gail  – (September 23, 2010 at 1:45 PM)  

That is cool Ames! I really want to try and do something but just have no energy for it at the mo! Soon!

Sj  – (September 23, 2010 at 10:04 PM)  

hey precious friend.
that is so special that you saw that and that they are doing something!
Our kids at church are doing sausage sizzles and sending the money to that area! amazing how great it feels to give, even when it's a little amount.
Love you, loved reading Mishals birthday post. She is so precious.
love u

Anonymous –   – (September 24, 2010 at 7:49 PM)  

hello amy - pleasnatly surprised by your blogspot - jan
i too am captivated by shafts of light, and leaf shadows - off to ANZATA conference tomorrow - trusting God to reveal himself as He does!

Widge  – (September 30, 2010 at 10:57 PM)  

I have told soooooo many people about this post this last week! everyone is really surprised!! and chuffed :)

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