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VISA MINISTRIES

  -October 24th, 2012 @ 6:15 am

Marv and Cathy DeVisser, Spring Arbor FMC, MI, along with Eric Perry, Battle Creek FMC, MI, travel to to work with a goat project Oct. 27 to Nov. 3.

Willie Kirchhofer is leading a discipleship training team of seven from Crossroads FMC, Clifton, NJ, to Haiti, Oct. 28 to Nov. 2. The team will work with Dr. at the . They will hold chapel services and visit patients, as well as conduct workshops for hospital staff.

Annual conferences of the Haitian FMC

  -October 23rd, 2012 @ 6:15 am

Annual conferences of the Haitian FMC will be convened at various times through the months of October, November and December. Pray conference participants will have discernment and business, and conference elections will run smoothly. Pray for both Rick Ireland and who will be attending.

VISA

  -January 17th, 2012 @ 7:56 am

A 13-member team leaves today, Jan. 17, for . This Wabash Conference/FOHO (Friends of Organization) team, under the leadership of , will be involved with school construction.

Storms

  -June 15th, 2011 @ 8:16 am

Recent rain storms in the area have caused the deaths of 23 people. Homes and temporary shelters have collapsed, bridges were washed away, and many roads are impassable. Pray for those affected by this storm. FMWM has received no reports of FM injuries or damage.

Praise God for the 22 people who were recently baptized at the Greffin FMC on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. Pray for many more to come to faith.

Tropical Storm Tomas

  -November 2nd, 2010 @ 7:43 am

Reuters News Service reported yesterday that government officials and aid partners in earthquake and cholera ravaged are endeavoring to prepare crowded quake survivor camps and coastal towns for a possible hit by a later this week. Tropical Storm Tomas, which is heading westward across the eastern Caribbean sea, is expected to turn north towards and the Dominican Republic by the end of the week, and restrengthen as a hurricane, the said.

Rick Ireland wrote Mon., Nov. 1: “We are closely watching weather reports. Please pray that the course of this storm will change! We dread the possibility of winds and heavy rains in the tent cities.”

Update from Dr. Dan Snyder, Mon., Oct. 25

  -October 26th, 2010 @ 8:07 am

Update from Dr. , Mon., Oct. 25
“Dee Ann and I just returned from Dessalines. We received 193 cases of cholera at the hospital from the onset Tuesday evening through Friday a.m. (the day we left). Dr. Jerry Rusher and Dr. Garrett Stanley will be at until Nov. 9, working with three Haitian national doctors and the nursing staff. … The hospital is once again having to treat everyone for free. Joseph, hospital administrator, said on Friday: ‘How much more can suffer!’”

Update from BNO News, Mon., Oct. 25
“At least 250 people have died in Haiti and around 3,000 others are sick after having been infected with cholera as aid workers are struggling to contain what appears to be a widespread epidemic, local media reported on Monday. Most of the victims are from the rural areas of the Bas Artibonite region and in Saint Marc, located north of the Haitian capital . Five cases were discovered in this weekend, which has caused concern that the disease could be spreading. The cases discovered in the capital were people who had traveled from the infected central region to the city. Officials believe the disease has not spread in the capital, but fears continue that the disease will spread sooner or later.”

Haiti Cholera Outbreak

  -October 23rd, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

Update from Rick Ireland – Saturday, October 23

“I know the news is full of the cholera outbreak in the north part of . We have been expecting something like this long before now. I spoke with Dr. Dan (Snyder) yesterday who said that the key for us was to wash our hands a lot, be careful of what we eat and where it came from, and drink filtered water. These things have been standard operating procedure since I have been here. Do keep lifted up in prayer as many Haitian don’t have the resources that we do to protect ourselves.”

From CBC News

An outbreak of cholera is worsening in Haiti, and moving closer to the country’s earthquake-devastated capital, . As of the most recent reports on Saturday evening, the disease has killed at least 208 people and sickened another 2,674. The outbreak began in the rural Artibonite region, which hosts more than one million quake refugees. Health officials fear what could happen if the disease spreads to , where hundreds of thousands of quake survivors live in tarp camps.

Cholera is a waterborne bacterial infection spread through contaminated water. It causes severe diarrhea and vomiting that can lead to dehydration and death within hours.

Haiti Update 4 May 2010

  -May 4th, 2010 @ 10:09 am

As of April 26, $1,547,555 has been received through the Bishop’s Famine and Relief Fund, Help Heal, Operation Hope, and ICCM.

: The rain and season is almost upon Haiti. Join with other North American Free Methodist churches for the common goal of providing bulk shipments of tents, offering immediate shelter for people in Haiti. For information to:

  1. buy a tent online
  2. donate cash
  3. donate tents (Give a Tent will cover 100% of the shipping costs)

Go to www.giveatent.org

Tents for Haiti

  -April 1st, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

The rain and season is almost upon . Join with other North American Free Methodist churches for the common goal of providing bulk shipments of tents, offering immediate shelter for people in . Go to www.giveatent.org for information to:

  • buy a tent online
  • donate cash
  • donate tents (Give a Tent will cover 100% of the shipping costs)

Update Katie Zook, Jack Munos and Gerthy Desvariste

  -January 27th, 2010 @ 10:33 am

Both Katie Zook and Jack Munos are out of ICU. Jack underwent surgery Tuesday, January 26, to close incisions in his leg. The prognosis for both Katie and Jack is for full recovery.

Gerthy Desvariste – Gerthy’s injured leg is progressing well, and medications are helping manage her pain. Miami Haitian churches are providing visits, clothing for Supt. (who is staying with her) and food for both.