On September 4th, my wife and I and a team of 12 others from our parish, St. Joseph the Worker, leave for Haiti for a 7 day medical mission to Sts. Simon and Jude in Port-Au-Prince. We have had a tremendous response from our parish in raising funds, donating vitamins and OTC meds over the past 8 months. Two young boys collected over 17,000 vitamins as part of their confirmation project. We had three "pill-packing" parties and a large amount of parishioners came out for each party to count and pack the pills into patient ready bags that were pre-labeled in Creole.
This weekend we hosted Fr. Andrew of St. Simon and Jude Parish in Port-Au-Prince at our parish and he spoke at all 6 masses to tell the story of his mission parish in Haiti. We will join him in 9 days in PAP.
Could I ask your prayers once again?
For safety and health of the travelers.(We have never been down there this time of year, and it's hot!!!!)
For grace with the customs agents to bring the meds in unhindered.
For wisdom and courage for the practitioners.
For charity and open-hearts to all those we see and treat.
For unity amongst ourselves both in the clinic and afterwards.
For ongoing conversion of our own hearts through seeing Jesus in the Least of These.
For the staff of Fr. Andrew's rectory and for Fr. Andrew .
Your prayers will be united with those of the faithful at St Joe's who will be praying before the Lord in the adoration chapel for 24 hours a day while we are in Haiti.
God bless you and thank you very much!