Because I witnessed the quake that hit Haiti last month, I can relate to what the folks are going through in Chile. Please keep them in prayers.
The church always has a great opportunity in cases like these to show the Love of our Lord and Savior Jesus-Christ.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Several weeks ago Pastor Serge's cousin returned to Haiti. Luke worked as a nurse practitioner for years in Florida, but felt called to quit his job and return to Haiti after the earthquake. Luke knows the existing medical infrastructure in Haiti and has the connections to get medical professionals to sites of need. During the last week of January, he took a doctor and a surgical technician from Calvary Chapel in the City Boston to St Francois de Sales where they took part in triage and several surgeries. The last week of February Luke was assisted by several nurses from Calvary Chapel Delta in Pennsylvania. Calvary Chapel Philadelphia is sending down 2 doctors and 3 nurses at the end of this week to continue the work. Calvary Chapel in the City - Boston is coordinating these trips. Please contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating. You may also visit their website at http://calvarychapelinthecity.com/ccf-orphanage/ for further updates and to download a newsletter discussing other ways to help.
Monday, February 1, 2010
The process of evacuating the homeless church members in PAP into the newly created tent city continues. Over the past week a tremendous work has been accomplished through the members of CCPAP. Ruble from the collapsed buildings around the hospital have been removed. Toilets have been installed. A make shift kitchen was built. Plumbing and electricity has been run throughout the large area where people will call home for the next several months. Even supplies for a clinic to treat people in the tent city as well as those in the surrounding community are being collected.
Ten tents were provided by the team who came down from CC in the City - Boston. An additional 20 tents from CC Melbourne were scheduled for arrival today through the MFI airport. CC Old Bridge is pledging an additional 20 tents that we hope will arrive by next week. In addition, CC Delta, PA, has generously provided the transport and partial funding of food for the tent city via their missions organization in Barahona, Dominican Republic.
The tent city is critical at this point as it is unsafe and unhealthy for people to continue to live on the streets without sanitation and access to clean water and food. Already, many Bible studies are happening each day at the tent city. Please pray for the unity and encouragement of the believers in PAP.