Haitian Earthquake Happy Accident for Kansas Pastor's Family

January 25th, 2010

The Topeka Capital Journal has been following a local pastor and his family that recently adopted four kids from Haiti.  The pastor was quoted in the Journal today as saying, “There are no accidents.”  Evidently this pastor is crediting the earthquake for finally allowing him to get his adoptive kids home.  Which is just so reassuring isn’t it?   All that horrifying death makes so much more sense to me now.  Thanks for clearing it up Pastor Tim.

You can read the full article here.  

The quote came from the following passage…

A man of God, Tim wasn’t prone to fits of doubting his Lord. He didn’t need to look any further than the sermon he was preparing for that Sunday on the Book of James. Chapter one begins, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.”

In the past, Tim and Alecia O’Byrne had thought other disasters would prove a vessel to carry their children home. None had done so yet. But Tim, thinking about the Book of James, said of the earthquake, “There are no accidents.”


It is my full hope and fervent wish that Pastor Tim will raise his Haitian orphans to know that god caused their parents not only to abandon them at an orphanage in order that they might be raised in a christian home in Kansas, BUT ALSO God caused an EARTHQUAKE and killed 300,000 people TO EXPEDITE THEIR ARRIVAL AT THEIR NEW HOME  where they will grow up in the knowledge that god loves them a lot more than all those people that died to make it happen.