I am sure you guys think I fell of the earth since I have not been writing much lately. To be honest I have been very busy and have not had a chance to put my thoughts together. I have been working on the photos and videos from the December Nicaragua trip and just trying to stay busy with our work schedule. God has opened a huge door for me to travel to Haiti for a week with a local church in Fort Mill. I will be leaving Feb. 16th and returning Feb. 23rd.
We will be working and staying at an orphanage and out plans are to:
- Delivering and handing out suppies (food, water, meds) to Pastor Vincent and his team, for the people they are currently housing;
- Woking with the children in the Cx.-des-Bouquets orphanage;
- Practical work at the Cx.-des-Bouquets orphanage;
- Serving Paastor Joseph and his team in Cx.-des-Bouquets;
- Ministry to encourage and equip pastors and believers;
- Possible travel to Les Cayes and assist with the orphanage there;
- Possible travel to St. Marks and assist and encourge Pastor Meuler there.
I can't wait to get my hands on some little Haitian boys and girls. I am so excited to be able to help. When God told me I was to go I was not sure how or with who and one morning as I was praying he clearly told me I would be going to Haiti, minutes after that moment I received an email from a friend who was going. I immediately knew this was my open door. After talking with her I contacted the church to find that they were only going to take 7 people and they were full. I told the Pastor, well you will be calling me back because I know God told me I was to go on this trip. Needless to say this morning I was told to call him and now I am going. God is good. When He has a plan for you, He has a plan.
They are asking for much needed medical supplies. If you have felt led to help this country now is your opportunity. All of us have doctors we see and all of them have medical supplies. Would you ask on my behalf for some supplies? Even if I just get a tube of ointment, its one more than they have. Here is a list of the supplies we are ask to collect:
Gauze – any size, but preferably 4X4
Dressings - sterile and unsterile
Neosporin or triple antibiotic ointment
Ace bandages (or anything specifically for wound care)
Oral rehydration salts
Multivitamins (children and adult)
- Alcohol pads
Tape - all types
- Tongue depressors
Please help me collect these items. All it takes is for you to show the list to your doctors office and ask if they would be willing to donate something. Trust me, it is more than they have and God will bless you for your willingness to ask.
I will need all the supplies by February 12th. If you receive some supplies, email me so I can plan on them coming.
I will be going with a team of 6 others. Pray for us. We are going into an area outside of Port o Prince and will be in a secure location but things are desperate their and where there is desperation their is an opportunity for us to teach them where their hope comes from, My Lord, My Savior.
In order to take this trip I need to also raise $1,000 dollars. If you feel led to help me take this trip I would be grateful for your financial support. Please send your gift as soon as possible. If you feel led that your financial gift needs to go directly to the people of Haiti, that's perfectly ok with me and I will make sure that any money designated for Haiti will be used in Haiti. I need all money by February 12th also.
I am honored God has allowed me to help this hurting country. One day I was listening to CNN and a woman called in saying that she could not even afford $5 to give to Haiti because she was on disability and had none. Her attitude was that when the government of the US helps her she'll help others. It made me angry. I guarantee you that she will waist $5 this month on junk. We say we have no money but our cabinets are full, our refrigerators are full. We can sacrifice if we cant to. You can give up buying Coca Cola and drin Kool-Aid for two weeks if you want. You can give up stopping at McDonald's today if you want. We live with a mentality that we can't and God says, DO IT and trust me...
Please help any way you can. I hope by now you can trust me that I do what I say with your gifts. I stand accountable before God and you.
If you have any questions, let me know.
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