Episcopal Life Online features Ismail Taylor-Kamara who wants to help Haitian children following the earthquake and the response of his priest and the Presiding Bishop:
When 8-year-old Ismail Taylor-Kamara saw the news about the devastation Haiti suffered in last week's earthquake, he e-mailed his priest, the Rev. Canon Sandye Wilson, asking her to help him organize the children at St. Andrew & Holy Communion in South Orange, New Jersey, to help Haitian children.
"He asked the most important question: 'Will you help me?'" said Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori after meeting Taylor-Kamara at the church's "Small Fry Mass" for families with small children on Jan. 17. "We can do far more together than we can ever do alone. But it takes a leader to start that."
Jefferts Schori later expanded on that concept of working together, and of everyone's interconnectedness in helping to achieve the dream of God's promised land, in her sermon at the church's main Sunday worship service, which honored the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and the culmination of the South Orange church's year-long 150th-anniversary celebration.