Saturday, May 15, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Hopefully JoAnn will start blogging the experiences of another team just returning. I know that there are lots of people who want to hear about whats going on there and we all have people we think about and pray about daily.
Thanks JoAnn for going and thanks for sharing the photos!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Also - we continue to dialog with Samaritan's Purse as to any long term commitment in Haiti for Elmbrook. The situation remains desperate and at this time, only medical people are on the ground. They have asked that God's people pray for SP ... i.e. how, when or even if, non medical teams should be sent to Haiti.
New Orleans - with the 2 year commitment to help SP rebuild the 9th ward in New Orleans, we would love to fill up every team.
MEN are still needed for 3 teams:
April 18-25, 2010 (team meeting is March 28) - Robin/Pam Knoll-Team Leaders
May 9-16, 2010 - Don Reichle - Team Leader
June 20-27, 2010 - Sue Bruk - Team Leader
Contact Mary Ann Lee at email@example.com if you are interested in any of these teams
Pam Knoll and Mary Ann Lee
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Mary Ann Lee wants you to know that two non-medical teams to Haiti are forming. The first is scheduled for June 14 through 20. The second one has not been firmed up, as yet, but will be some time in October. If you are interested in either of these teams, please contact Mary Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The team will be serving in Haiti with Mission Discovery. The focus will be clearing debris/sorting materials/working with children. This will be a SEND team which means SEND training is required. It will have a project code so that tax deductible donations wil be accepted. Strong emotional stability is required as this is still a disaster area. We will need strong backs for the difficult work and strong hearts and minds for dealing with traumatized children. The cost is expected to be approximately $1,000 including flight/food/housing/transportation. If that changes, we will let the people know who have expressed interest in these teams.
Wishing you God's peace,
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Crazy busy day! Really just like all of 'em. Except this time half the team got to leave the hospital after lunch to go to a local orphanage. The hospital has been trying to place some orphans living on site and today they got a local pastor who runs an orphanage to agree to meet with us. It turns out it was a trick. They were way over any reasonable capacity and couldn't ever take any more children, but he wanted us there to talk about his needs!!! It was just what we had been waiting for!!!! I raced back to the hospital and we grabbed all of our uneaten food, medical supplies, toys, and some "extra" vaccines. 7 of us went back and vaccinated children who stood very quietly and willingly let themselves be stuck in the arm in exchange for some beanie babies, toys, and a bunch of other kid stuff that somehow got into our bags that were only supposed to be loaded with lifesaving medical supplies and foodstuffs. Several hours later there we so many smiles on the faces of these newly vaccinated children. The only smiles bigger then the kids were of course ours. We are beat down tired, emotionally exhausted and smelling worse than any human should but we were all just elated! It was awesome and uplifting and just too cool to put into words. You will just have to wait to see the photos, but trust me, it was exactly as you probably image it. The kids were so cute and happy and just wanting to high-five or smile and laugh and play with their new toys while the adults started preparing their first meal of the day. We owe a huge thanks to all of you who forced those stuffed animals on us, they had no place on this medical trip; right up until today when we needed them just as badly as those kids.
I'm going to give them all due respect for the work they are doing feeding people and working their tails off. The vegan life-style is one I don't understand but I won't make fun of their choice. Their worship of a person is obviously quite contrary to the bible and can't be reconciled with the truth, but their good works down there and their honest and sincere compassion are without equal. Again, I mean no disrespect, and I truly appreciate and thank Master Ching Hai for the food and compassion. Thank you for the food, and thank you for continuing to feed the orphanage for as long as you possibly can.
Follow the link if you choose, but sometimes truth is stranger than fiction... (Mark, I have no words)
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Please bring copies of your tickets, cure apps (if you haven't already sent copies) copies of medical licenses, etc etc etc. And some prayer requests, (we'll make time)
Friday, February 5, 2010
Although this story is a little mean spirited... anyone that spent time sorting wet clothing donated after Katrina knows what the author meant to say!
This is a photo of 2005 TEAM 1 from Pine Miss. trying to save some of the mountains of clothing donated then largely wasted; because there was no way to distribute it effeciently.
Several questions came in the form of an email that need answering by those who've just returned from Haiti. The following posts are those questions, one by one. There are questions on the next page, so please hit Older Posts when you get to the bottom of page one to see the remaining questions and answers.
Please help the team by answering these question.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
We need to get the medical team members list of their supply needs and we really need to start planning some food ideas. My family is going to start eating some simple rice and bean dishes next week so I can see what we can do to make them more interesting. I'll let you know how that goes.
I'm working with a phone company to try to get some europen phones donated but we will still need to purchase sim cards with air time in Haiti. That sounds weird and I'm going to keep trying to figure it out.