Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Prayer Request for Haiti Medical Mission

Next Saturday, Prodigal Daughter and I will be leaving for our second medical mission to Sts. Simon and Jude Parish in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Little more than a year ago, we were just establishing our first contact with Fr. Andrew, pastor of this Church. Now, there are will be three medical trips a year to his parish and possibly a fourth team as well! Our home parish, St Joseph the Worker, is planning a team in the late spring of 2010.

Over the past three months we have had a fund-raising concert, sold fresh-roasted Haitian coffee, sold CD's (Way to Emmaus is still available, hint hint) solicited donations and collected a huge amount of medications to bring with us. I estimate we will have more than half a ton of meds to bring down. That's 14 people each checking 2 fifty pound duffle bags full of meds and supplies. On this trip we will have three physicians and one pediatric nurse practitioner.

So once again, I ask my blogger friends to begin to pray for us as we make our final preparations.
These are our requests:
  • Pray for the Haitians that the ones who need to be seen will get into the clinic and God will grant us the wisdom to make correct diagnosis and treatments.
  • Pray for Fr. Andrew and his parish workers as they make preparations to house and feed 14 folks in his rectory.
  • Pray for health and safety and emotional strength for all of the team.
  • Pray that we can get all the meds through customs without incident or costly bribes.
We will be leaving November 14th and returning the 21st. Thanks so much.


Anonymous Nancy said...

You have my prayers. Have a safe and successful trip.

November 07, 2009 5:32 PM  
Blogger Whatseduptonow said...

You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Friends of the Children of Haiti also has a medical mission team in Cyvadier (Jacmel) during that time. We pray for your safe travel, you needed rest, and for the Haitian people.

November 08, 2009 10:02 AM  
Blogger George Weis said...

Awesome! I will pray for your team. I know it will be a trip that is blessed for the people of Haiti and for the team.

In Him,

November 08, 2009 4:37 PM  

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