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First Night in Haiti

I’m sitting in a dark corner of a compound that looks like MASH meets church camp.  Nearby I hear voices of a variety of dialects and languages.  English.  German.  British accents.  Doctors.  Nurses.  US soldiers. Relief workers.  They’re all here.

We flew in to Port au Prince airport this afternoon on a chartered 737.  The plane was about half full – some American relief workers, other American-Hatians coming to check on family and property.  The mood grew sober as we hit the glide plane – looking out the window I saw a city of the poorest of the poor who had now lost what little they had.

Having not been to Haiti before, it’s hard to tell how bad the mess was before the earthquake, but here in the compound, listening to nurses tell their stories, it seems even more real than it did when we drove through town.

I heard of a young girl whose hand had been crushed.  Falling concrete had amputated most of several fingers, living bone shards sticking out.  The family refused to take her to the hospital for fear of them amputating it at the wrist, although the nurse said that it would probably be the only thing that would save her life.  Tomorrow, if she won’t go to the hospital, the nurses who visit her tent city will give her local antesthesia and attempt to trim the bone shards down to the remaining fingers.

The military just shut off the lights.  That means it’s bed time.

Don’t forget Haiti.

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11 Responses

  1. oh God….help Haiti.

    Thank you for being a servant, Randy. You touch ours and many others hearts.

  2. We won’t forget. Love you!

  3. Oh my Randy….that is a horrible heart-wrenching story. I pray for you, this young girl and all the people of Haiti……

  4. Praying for you brother and friend. Love ya!

  5. praying for Haiti tonight.

  6. Randy; you and the teams there are daily in our prayers.
    Grace peace and strength to you from the Father as you do His work. May Jesus have His inheritance and make Haiti His pearl, shining with His glory.
    Thank you for your heart for the suffering children
    bev g

  7. continuing to pray…your updates are like eyes for us over there. Thank you for being the vessel the Lord uses to inform us and let us know how to pray!
    “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shal anyone snatch them out of My hand. ” John 10:27

    “Every assignment of the Lord has a birthplace” Jentezen Franklin in his book on “fasting”

    I claim LIFE in the midst of this!!!

    Press on brother!

  8. we keep you and the other workers/servants daily in our prayers
    strength grace and peace be yours
    bev g

  9. We WILL NOT forget…

  10. thank you for sharing, it keeps my heart raw and open….. in america….not forgetting… and.please keep sharing

  11. I pray Psalm 91 over you and your family.

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