Family and friends, all of you have seen the horrible effects of the earthquake in the nation of Haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and is absolutely devastated all the more because of this catastrophic event. On Saturday (January 16th), I will lead a medical team into the country of Haiti to assist Mission of Hope Haiti and others. My brother-in-law, Preston Chandler (who is a surgeon), has agreed to go with me as well as six other medical professionals. We will be there for 5-6 days.
The mission we will be working with has been named one of the State Departments base camps for medical assistance. They are currently using a school on site as a hospital. The needs are tremendous as you all know. Here are two links for you to check out www.mohhaiti.org and http://disasterrelief.mohhaiti.org.
Our team will be met at the airport by armed officials and will be escorted much of the time by either military or other armed guards. From there we will proceed to MOH to start assisting.
Please pray for the following for our team:
- For God's provision throughout our time
- Our families and their emotions
- Our personal capacities to deal with what we will see, feel and hear
- Protection & Safety
- Effectiveness & Wisdom
- Our ability to bring hope!
I know many of you would like to help in some way. If you would like to contribute financially, you can go to http://www.insidesummit.com/onlinegiving, register, and then give to Haiti Relief. If you have any questions or would like to participate in a future relief trip, please email me. We are not sure yet what it will look like to take relief teams to Haiti in the future, but we know it will be needed. Right now the highest priority is medical personnel and finances.
Thank you and God bless,