Friday

Boots on the Ground- Our Team in Haiti

My husband has been busier than a one armed paper hanger- coordinating supplies, medicines, flights and personnel to Haiti.  Just a few days ago, he sent a team of doctors, counselors and volunteers (from our church) to help in the relief effort.  Kahuna was bummed that he couldn’t go with them.  My broken foot sealed the deal that he should stay home… this time. 

Every evening at about 5:00 the team calls on their sat phone and gives Kahuna an update.  Someone has an iphone and was able to send a few pictures, too.  They speak volumes…

This is Scott on the left.  He took most of the pics:

scott 

Fifteen days with a compound femur fracture and head laceration. Patient reported his pain was moderate. Tough guy.

 

Dr. Ian Armstrong neurosurgeon taking a break to love on the kids.

 

This is our dear friend Brian.

Brian

 

This is what Scott said while photographing this scene.  I thought is was so inspiring, “It's cool being a youth counselor to a kid you know is awesome...then he grows up and becomes awesomer. Dane in action.”

 

Dr. Jolie had the genius idea to write diagnosis and plan on kid’s cast, i.e. femur fracture remove cast march 26th. The info. will be vital for his check up.

 

Speechless.

no words

 

A v-collapse and a pancake collapse side by side.

 

This sweet boy was helicoptered in from the mountains, malnourished...both parents gone.

 

boy

A team member has fallen in love with him and is going to try to adopt him.

boy2

Don’t stop praying for Haiti. 

31 comments:

Camille said...

Awe-inspiring! Oh, to be there doing that kind of good with those special Haitians! Thank you for sharing those priceless photos! Again, you never cease to amaze me!!

Angie said...

Man your family is just unbelievable. You are so inspirational. Looks like you are surrounded with good people too.

Lund7 said...

Praying for Haiti and counting my blessings! Those pictures are sad but it's amazing to see some smiles in the midst of their tragedy. What does your husband do to be coordinating relief efforts...sounds very interesting!

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Hannah said...

Unreal. I have such a heavy heart for everyone in Haiti right now. We have missionaries that were there at the time of the earthquake luckily three of the congregations were healthy. One church is missing half it's congregation. One of my friends moved here a few years ago from Haiti. Her husband had just had surgery for stomach cancer and the next day the earthquake hit. Her parents still live in Haiti. She went a week not knowing anything. In the end all of her family survived but her sister was trapped under a car for four days before being rescued.

God Bless those who are able to get in there and help.

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with us. My hubby and I have checked into adopting an orphan from Haiti. Tell your hubby to keep fighting the good fight!
God's blessings,
Sarah :D

Vanessa said...

I pray for the people of Haiti each day because I fear they too will be forgotten once again when the dust settles! This happens all too often to these third world countries!! SO many children in SO many countires suffering each day and without a major disaster!! My heart is broken for all of them!

Kelly L said...

thank you for sharing these incredible photos. Brings Haiti up close and personal - my daily prayers go to Haiti.

Love to you.
kelly

Tonya said...

Thank you for sharing. Truly "love" can make the world a better place. Thank you for the "love" the "Love Shack" has shared with us here in blogland...by allowing us to see "what wonderous love" that has been sent to Haiti.

Bunch of Barrons said...

We are praying! Thanks for sharing this. I wish I could bring home a whole plane-load of little ones who have lost their families...its heartbreaking.

Cindy said...

Continuing to pray for the people of Haiti! Thanks for sharing the photos! You and your family are such an inspiration!! A lot of caring people with huge hearts at The Love Shack. God Bless you!

Leslie said...

Im speechless...praying for these people and EVERYONE that is helping...my heart is heavy right now!!!!!

Thank you for this post!!

hugs,leslie

Suzanne and Jayme said...

WOW...what a BEAUTIFUL thing. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

GOD is sooooo GOOD

Renea Lynch said...

These photos actually make my heart smile. I miss my friends there and we're planning our trip to go back in May. The people there will change your life! ♥ Thanks for sharing the wonderful work your groups are doing! God Bless!

Sarah said...

Keep up the good work. We pray for you and people like you every day. It is heartbreaking, but I am grateful there are so many like you willing to go and serve - not becuase you are getting paid but because you have good hearts. Thank you Thank you!

~Issy said...

Continuing to pray for the people and children of Haiti...

Thank you for posting these photos...i hope that the little one is able to be adopted by your team member!

Tiffany said...

Amazing, thank you for sharing the photos.......

vanessa said...

These photos break my heart but at the same time make me smile. How can that be? Boy that little boy has the most beautiful eyes. Do you know of any details on how you can adopt in Haiti right now?

Adventure Mom Janna said...

Wow! Thank you for renewing and increasing my burden to pray and to give.

aamayna said...

Wow, those pictuers speak volumes.

Julie said...

Wow..thanks so much for sharing these pictures with us. What an amazing and wonderful opportunity to share His love!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Amazing pictures...praying here, with a heavy heart...

Cate O'Malley said...

Amazing pictures that speak volumes - thank you so much for sharing!

Laurie said...

WOW! I'm so thankful for everyone of those volunteers. That last picture just tuggs at my heart! I hope your friend is able to adopt that precious angel.

Renea Lynch said...

Any new updates from your team?! :)

DCastellanos said...

My comment is simple:

I love that your have a heart for missions. I think we would really like one another if we ever had the opportunity to meet face to face. Although I am in love with my new found profession, I am a trained social worker and I have always always loved the idea of reaching out and across and down the aisles...not just across the world, but just across the street. It is wonderful that the Lord has given you and your family a heart for others too. Its very cool.

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staci said...

This has made me cry, I am heartbroken. My faith tells me there will be joy again, just look at the kids in the photo, it's already happening. I have been praying for God to clear the path for those that help to do so safely. Prayers are answered, this is evidence. I can't wait to hear more of what's happening from your blog.

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures. They are heart breaking. It's impossible to imagine the suffering. We had the awesome privelage of spending time with three children just rescued from Haiti that our friends have welcomed into their home & there are just no words. They are so beautiful and loving..... and have suffered so much.

christi said...

wow. amazing. so many of these kids who lost parents are going to need parent. i wonder how we get involved in the adoption process? my heart breaks.

Kimmie said...

Thank you for sharing this. May God bless you for being His hands and feet.

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Nishant said...

thank you for sharing these incredible photos.
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