Prayer of Thankfulness and Preparation

Soverign Lord, I praise you for your supremacy. All authority is yours. You are the rightful ruler of all. Thank you for prompting your church to help the poor and needy in so many ways. Thank you for those who have offered encouragement in the form of words, prayers, gifts, and service during this time of preparation. I pray that this tool might be a source of blessing for those whose heart is broken for our brothers and sisters in Haiti. According to your word, I pray for the Hatian people: answer them in their distress; protect them with your name; send help; grant support; help them rise up and stand firm; fill them with joy and peace as they trust in you; help them overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit; fill them with the knowledge of your will through all wisdom and understanding, endurance and patience. May your cause prosper among the nations so that in everything you might be glorified in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Young Men With a Vision for Haiti

I took these pictures while we were packing up tent camp clinic on Thursday. It is hard to express the blesssing these young people have been this week. We have heard their stories about the quake and how it has affected their lives and their families lives. Rebecca is a 2nd grade teacher and lost her mom in the quake. She is living with her aunt and is caring for her niece and nephews while their mom is recieving care in the states. She works from 8am-5 and has to take 3 tap taps (taxi buses) to get home. That gets her home at 7pm. For that long day she gets $20. From what we have heard, the pastor is very fair in what he pays tranlators. Some are miraculously alive today when buildings around them fell and they were spared. Most lay awake at night under a tarp in a camp on a blanket and think about friends and family that are gone and the uncertainty about their futures. They love their country and are working to try to rebuild. But many of their families will not have the ability to help them with their education and it is very expensive to go to school in Haiti.
For a while we were taking pictures and playing with kids. Then, we started giving out baby food and the people became demanding so we had to pack up in a hurry. We also took another baby to Maimi Dade. She was 7 days old and was very sick. She didn't have a name yet and the hospital said she had to have a name to be admitted. So mom named her after the doctor. A little Haitian girl with an american name.

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