January 28, 2010 Haiti

Update January 28, 2010

Terry was able to join the medical team in Carrefour today and watch God at work! A woman came with a finger that needed to be amputated. The doctor (Doctor#1) was unable to do surgery. While they were seeing this patient, another American doctor (Doctor #2) showed up with a very sick baby who needed medication. When Doctor #1 explained that he couldn’t do surgery, Doctor #2 stated that he was a surgeon. One of our firemen (Firefighters for Christ) had a Swiss knife. Doctor #2 scraped the flesh off, sawed the bone off and sewed it up! The baby received the proper medication and lived and the woman left with a perfectly amputated finger!

Many of the things that need medical attention now are the result of people trying to get back in their homes to save things. The buildings are not safe to enter. Concrete and glass are falling everywhere, injuring the people. A woman came in with a huge cut across her cheek and lip where a piece of glass had fallen and cut her. She received stitches and was on her way. Pray for the Haitians that they use wisdom. They are trying to save whatever they can, but nothing is really safe to re-enter.

The politicians did not come today. Perhaps because the word on the street is that Carrefour is not safe. There is no active police force, no military on duty. The people have taken it upon themselves to set up barriers in their own neighborhoods before dark to keep strangers out, their own vigilante system. They are on duty to protect the streets full of people sleeping.

Even the other night, Terry took some of the team to sleep at Olrich’s house and was stopped. When they saw him, they removed the barriers (sometimes old car parts, rocks or whatever). If you are caught entering these neighborhoods, they will stone you! When he returned from the DR on Tuesday, it was nighttime when he arrived in Carrefour. Everything was barricaded. When the people realized it was Pastor Terry, the barriers were lifted. The Haitians are excited and tell everyone that ‘Light Ministries is here to help!’

Every day, 12-20 people are born again! The teams pray for every doctor and every patient. If they forget a patient, he returns to say ‘You forgot to pray for me!’ What a ministry is going on here, touching people’s lives for eternity! That is really why we are here!

The trucks are scheduled to ship on February 8, a little later than anticipated, but they will be welcomed when they arrive two days later in port, then driven to Carrefour. Begin now to pray that the contents in these trucks are not stolen (a common problem in shipping loaded vehicles). Station the angels around this shipment that nothing is touched! We need every item that is in those trucks. Good news today…I was praying that we could get a Bobcat shipped in the dump truck. We need one so badly. This morning, Joe Warner called and told me that the people in Pennsylvania are going to load a Bobcat inside the dump truck! That made my day! God hears and answers every specific prayer!!! Pray for a piece of land where we can park these vehicles. Our yard is more than full.

We are still looking for land for ‘Tent City’. A source for water treatment and distribution is in the works. We need satellite! The internet and phones work only part time. When one works, the other doesn’t. With so many people working out of our office, we need communication! The satellite company is supposed to come, but never shows up. The system is simply overloaded with everyone trying to establish communication with families. If you can help, let us know.

Don’t stop praying. God is at work, helping us restore our people to a new life.

Another day to see God’s hand at work… He is doing marvelous things!

Cary

THOUGH THE MOUNTAINS BE SHAKEN
AND THE HILLS BE REMOVED,
YET MY UNFAILING LOVE FOR YOU WILL NOT BE SHAKEN
NOR WILL MY COVENANT OF PEACE BE REMOVED,
SAYS THE LORD,
WHO HAS COMPASSION ON YOU.
Isaiah 54:10

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