Saturday, January 16, 2010

just a taste

There's no way to describe this week... these pictures are nothing compared to what I've seen and what's out there, they are just a taste:
Lori and I went to a clinic in Port to help out. We left here Thursday morning and got back last night around 3. We didn't sleep for 36 hours. I can't share that experience right now. There are few clinics and not enough supplies for the ones that exist. A jail collapsed and many of the inmates survived and are out on the streets. There is looting and stealing going on in port. People in many areas are starting to run out of food and water. Most Haitians are living in tents made of cloth and sticks or are sleeping in huge open areas. Many children are orphaned. Mass graves are being dug. One of those is between Cazale and Port, where they are trucking out thousands of bodies to. The stench in Port of death is indescribable. RHFH is so blessed to have a water system and food right now. Please continue to pray. Military relief is on its way and trying to find places to port and places to set up. People are coming together to help, and the prayers are felt. Donations are high, and are a blessing. Thanks for the support and prayers. I know that through all this God is good and am reminded that nothing on this earth is permanent. He has provided what we need through grace and sharing that with others is an honor and a Our focus is on God and all he has to offer; nothing else matters.

19"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.


  1. Hi Anna! We hope that you feel well afther the treasure and we are glad that you didn't got hurt. We thinking on you and hope that everything got better again :) kisses and hugs from Benny Renberg whith family in Sweden.

  2. Anna-
    We are following the plight of Haiti closely through you and cannot begin to image what you are experiencing. You are so young but responding with the grace, wisdom, compassion and strength far beyond your years. God's Mighty Hand is clearly reaching out through you. It seems so little we do with our donations-YOU are the ones making the real difference. Thank you and may's God's protection surround you.
    Lovingly- Sue Simonson (Mary Rose' Mom)

  3. Praying for you all for strength. Hoping to be there Wed. and running clinic in Chambrun by Thurs. we have lots of supplies, just need to get in. praying for flights.
    Stephanie Mueller

  4. Anna-- Both you and the children of Haiti have been in our thoughts and prayers for a long time....but now even moreso since this tragedy has occurred. It sounds so trite but we hope Haiti and all those in need be blessed with the peace, security, and love you and so many others have been giving...You are an angel and we are so proud of you.
    Erika and Pastor Bohdan

  5. Anna,
    I stand amazed at what God is doing through you! What you have shared has really brought to my mind what treasures matter. You and the people there are in my prayers.

  6. Anna, I am just amazed at the work thatGod has placed in your hands to do. I just read your whole blog. I am praying for you that God gives your strength to endure. I have been praying for the people of Haiti and especially the children of Haiti.


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