Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Today provided a beautiful contrast of Haiti for us. We went a little farther inland to a children's home outside of Croix des Bouquets. This was a gorgeous setting with mountains out the back window and a church behind the house. I will certainly want to include some contact information in the blog because this was a wonderful place. We treated over a hundred people and one goat! We were invited to a special feast of delicious Haitian food and we were treated with phenomenal hospitality. Though not directly affected by the earthquake, every thread of this society feels the enormous effect, and this community is no different. We were also told that Haiti would be observing a national 3 day fast this Friday through Sunday. Certainly they need the spiritual awakening that this could provide.

We read aloud your comments and prayers on the blog this evening. You couldn't understand how meaningful that is and how much your chosen scriptures give us encouragement.

Last full day in Haiti coming up. We plan to have clinic around the seminary, get meds ready for the next Rogers team, and take a much larger supply of rice and beans to the orphanage in Cabaret. We're also planning to have Edie draw blood on a chronically ill child there and see if the UN compound hospital will test it for us.



  1. We have been praying daily for each of you. We are overwhelmed by the stories especially from the orphanages.

    "He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8 (NIV)

    Merriam Webster's dictionary defines mercy in three ways:
    "A compassion or forbearance shown to an offender."

    "A blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion."

    "Compassionate treatment of those in distress."

    We will keep praying for each of you as you show the Mercy of our Savior!

  2. Isaiah 55:10-12

    "For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it."

    As your time in Haiti draws to a close, may you have the peace that you have sown His word and shared His love among these people - it shall accomplish that which He purposes and it shall succeed in the thing for which He sent it.

    God bless you all. I love you all - especially you, Jim B.! Looking forward to your return.

    Susan B.

  3. God is good and this blog is just an example. I have shared this with several here at FBC in Portageville. We are praying for you as you share his word and love among these people.
    As you prepare to come home I know it will be hard to leave but your blessings will remain.
    God bless you all and safe travel. Grandma Sue

  4. Team Haiti:
    "Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there." Matt 19:14-15 Dr. Jim: this was the very verse that came to mind when I saw the photo of you and these beautiful children. Serving for God in the name of Jesus makes this verse even more relevant. And as all of you "place your hands on them" and pray over them, we know that they will be safe in the care of our Father. May your travels be safe and comfortable and yet fruitful as you continue to plant and harvest the seeds of salvation! Hallelujah! We look forward to your (safe) return! Love, Carmen Adkins