Friday, February 12, 2010

Haiti day 6

I found a computer that I can use that has internet! this is awesome :)

today we've already done most of our dressing changes and rounded on our 49 patients with the new peds docs that are here...they are awesome! we love them and are so glad that they are here...a ton more people left today but the Lord is so good to send more people to help's amazing how He provides of the kids last night was asking me if I liked it better here or in America...of course they all think the states are the promised land...but i told him i liked it here better because it was so much easier to see when the Lord provided something and it's easier to lean on Him when there isn't so much stuff to distract us. he said he still thinks America is the best. ha. oh well...

last night I had a little bit of a breakdown...I was just really overwhelmed and the kids were particularly crazy and needy yesterday for some reason...but I got to talk to a friend on the phone and she prayed for me which was so refreshing and much needed...praise the Lord for His provision..

today the most amazing thing happened...we were doing dressing changes (which is extremely exhausting and takes about 3-4 hours) I was on my next to last one and feeling so ready to be done when all of a sudden, everyone just starts singing a hymn at the top of their lungs and raising their hands and just praising the Lord...a choir from one of the churches had come in and led a couple hymns and then prayed (they pray like the koreans, all out loud simultaneosuly), I joined them :) and it was amazing to feel the Spirit in our little concrete building of a hospital and be reminded what the whole point of all this is...praise the Lord..

my brain hurts from trying to speak Creole but I'm learning a lot and the kids think it's great that I can communicate with them a helps my relationships with them so much...they are getting to know me and there are a few that I have just fallen completely in love with...can't wait to show you guys pictures!

we got two more patients today...neurosurgery kids who have had craniotomies...a tiny baby and a 1 1/2 year old...they're pretty stable but both need IV antibiotics for a few weeks...we're going to move them in this afternoon and get them settled...

ok, gotta run...hope everyone's doing well! pray for us!!


Sharon said...

Continuing to pray---especially that you would have all the staff that you need and that God would give you comfort, peace and strength in the midst of your circumstances. I totally get what you are saying about preferring it there--too often here the Hand of God is missed amongst His blessings! How ungrateful we are! Here the "big thing" is the fact that FB changed their layout again and everyone is acting like it's the end of the world---I just keep saying---"this is not difficulty---the people on Haiti have difficulty!" Anyway, love you and praying for you and can't wait to give you a hug and hear all about it!

Sharon said...

BTW, just wanted to pass on this verse to encourage you:

"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17

I can just imagine God singing with joy over you right now as you are allowing Him to work through you to care for so many!

Love you!