-March 2nd, 2010 @ 10:41 am
Three Brazilian leaders traveled to Haiti 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:
- Emergency funds are being used to purchase rice and oil to supplement distributions of free items acquired from various aid organizations.
- A large number of doses to immunize for tetanus and typhoid have been acquired.
- 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.
- Through the work of the Dominican Church, 80 shelterboxes will be received soon. These tents are larger and sturdier than many of the tents pastors currently have.
- 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.
- 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 Alice Judy
- Medical/maintenance personnel, including Dan and DeeAnn Snyder, Cedric Johnson, Jerry Rusher, Greg Ingle, Garrett Stanley, Randy and Jane Wynn, and Jim Rowan, based out of Dessalines Hospital
- Vahan Sipantizi, with a team of 6, and Arron Swenson, digging wells
- Team of 18 led by Ron Hansen (Arlington FMC, WA) in Port-au-Prince
- Team of three engineers to provide structural assessments
- VISA Voyagers Russ and Sherrie Cole (Quincy, WA)
- VISA Affiliate Steve Hersey (Wilmore FMC, KY)
-February 16th, 2010 @ 9:00 am
Praise God Jack Munos 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 Haiti:
- Missionary Rick Ireland
- Medical personnel, including Drs. Dan Snyder, Joel Miller, Tim Dew and Jerry Rusher, based out of Dessalines Hospital
- Vahan Sipantizi, digging wells
- Team of six led by Jim Rowan (Texas) at Dessalines Hospital serving in maintenance/repair and medical
- Team of six led by Rick Stetner (Quincy FMC, WA) in Port-au-Prince, construction
- Team of four led by Eric Messer (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 Ron Hansen (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
-February 9th, 2010 @ 8:23 am
Katie Zook 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:
-February 2nd, 2010 @ 9:41 am
Pray for team members currently ministering in Haiti:
- Tomorrow, Wed., Feb. 3, Canadian Bishop Keith Elford, Dominican Republic Bishop Cecilio Osoria, U.S. Bishop David Roller, Dr. Art Brown and Grant Sigsworth (Canada) will meet with leaders in Haiti to coordinate leadership and relief between the four countries.
- Rick Ireland, newly-approved missionary, is serving with Haitian pastor Jean Marc Zamor as the on-ground coordinator in Haiti. Larry and Alice Judy, Russ Cole and Jim Donnelson are providing support services. Sherry Cole will join the group next week.
- A team of 14 from the Spring Arbor FMC (Spring Arbor MI) is working on construction of a road and retaining wall at the FOHO (Friends of Haiti Organization) site.
- A medical team, led by Dr. Jerry Rusher, is based out of Dessalines Hospital. A second medical team from Yakima, WA, will leave for Haiti on Thurs., Feb. 4, to work at Terra Blanche with Pastor Dellamy. A third team of medical personnel is making plans to minister in Haiti over the course of the next month.
- Vahan Sipantzi, Curt King and Kevin Kate are drilling wells.
Praise God for this report from Dr. Delia Nuesch-Olver:
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.
-January 26th, 2010 @ 8:20 am
A medical team left Sat., Jan. 23, for Haiti. They have based their ministry out of Dessalines Hospital. Dr. Jerry Rusher, former missionary to Haiti, is coordinating this effort.
A consultant team of professionals will be going into Port-au-Prince on Wed., Jan. 27. Departure dates from Haiti will vary depending on their tasks. Team members include Rev. Rick Ireland, newly-appointed missionary to Haiti; Dr. Linda Adams and Dr. John Hay, Jr. of International Child Care Ministries; Vahan Sipantzi, retired Army Special Forces; and Curt King and Kevin Kate 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 Todd Holton and Marv DeVisser.
Additional information about VISA teams including how you can participate can be found at http://go.fmwm.org/go/haiti/haiti.php