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Haiti Recovery Update

  -March 2nd, 2010 @ 10:41 am

Three Brazilian leaders traveled to Mon., March 1, taking donations and tents. Venezuela also joined the countries sending an offering for the relief and recovery efforts.

Your funds at work:

  1. Emergency funds are being used to purchase rice and oil to supplement distributions of free items acquired from various aid organizations.
  2. A large number of doses to immunize for tetanus and typhoid have been acquired.
  3. Resources are being used to relocate pastors and others who are living in refugee camps where people are surrounded by filth and the potential for disease is great. Three areas have been identified to set up secure camps with adequate sanitation.
  4. Through the work of the , 80 shelterboxes will be received soon. These tents are larger and sturdier than many of the tents pastors currently have.
  5. Plans are underway for demolition of FM churches and schools that cannot be repaired. These buildings pose a major safety threat if not demolished as soon as possible.
  6. Grants are being made available to demolish and/or build temporary homes before the hurricane season.

Continue to pray for the Leadership Consultation taking place through Thurs., March 4 to strategize, pray and chart a course for the maturing Haitian Church.

Pray for these individuals currently ministering in Haiti:

  • Missionaries Rick Ireland and FOHO members Larry and
  • Medical/maintenance personnel, including Dan and DeeAnn Snyder, , Jerry Rusher, , Garrett Stanley, Randy and , and , based out of
  • Vahan Sipantizi, with a team of 6, and , digging wells
  • Team of 18 led by (Arlington FMC, WA) in
  • Team of three engineers to provide structural assessments
  • VISA Voyagers Russ and Sherrie Cole (Quincy, WA)
  • VISA Affiliate Steve Hersey (Wilmore FMC, KY)

Haiti Update 16 Feb 2010

  -February 16th, 2010 @ 9:00 am

Praise God arrived safely at his brother’s home in Texas where he will be staying for the remainder of his recovery.

Pray for individuals currently ministering in :

  • Missionary Rick Ireland
  • Medical personnel, including Drs. , , Tim Dew and Jerry Rusher, based out of
  • Vahan Sipantizi, digging wells
  • Team of six led by (Texas) at Dessalines Hospital serving in maintenance/repair and medical
  • Team of six led by (Quincy FMC, WA) in , construction
  • Team of four led by (CrossRoads FMC, Ottawa Lake, MI) providing an eye clinic for those who lost their glasses in the earthquake

Leaving this week:

  • Team of 18 led by (Arlington FMC, WA) leave Wed., Feb.17, for Port-au-Prince (one doctor will be based at Dessalines)
  • Team of three engineers leave Thurs., Feb 18, to provide structural assessments

Update 9 Feb 2010

  -February 9th, 2010 @ 8:23 am

was able to be moved to a Seattle area hospital on Friday, February 5, where she will continue her recovery.

Pray for individuals currently ministering in :

Haiti Relief Team Update

  -February 2nd, 2010 @ 9:41 am

Pray for team members currently ministering in :

Praise God for this report from :

FM pastors are distributing food and water to their members. Jean Marc Zamor and Rick Ireland are encouraging the pastors to share a portion of that aid with non-FM neighbors.

VISA Teams Update

  -January 26th, 2010 @ 8:20 am

A medical team left Sat., Jan. 23, for . They have based their ministry out of . , former missionary to Haiti, is coordinating this effort.

A consultant team of professionals will be going into on Wed., Jan. 27. Departure dates from Haiti will vary depending on their tasks. Team members include , newly-appointed missionary to Haiti; and , of ; , retired Army Special Forces; and and who will be drilling wells under the auspices of the U.S. military.

Spring Arbor FMC, MI, is sending a team of 13 to assist with the relief efforts in Haiti, Jan. 31 to Feb. 14. Team leaders are and .

Additional information about VISA teams including how you can participate can be found at http://go.fmwm.org/go/haiti/haiti.php