Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Desperate Plea from Our Orphanage in Haiti

Regular readers of this blog (especially those who visit our family blog) are aware that my wife, Dawn, and I adopted Olivia from China and are currently in the process of adopting a brother and sister, Philippe and Patricia, from Haiti. You can imagine how closely we've been paying attention to the news coverage coming out of that devastated country.

We had heard that the kids were safe, but we just received this harrowing update from our orphanage:
    URGENT CALL FOR PRAYER

    We received word from Pierre this morning that the situation in the orphanage is becoming dire. We would like to ask EVERYONE that receives this to use this information to get on your knees before our Lord and ask Him to provide.

    We have one nanny that is deceased and the orphanage needs her body to be removed.
    The orphanage has no drinkable water.

    In addition they need:

    • formula for babies
    • medicines
    • IV fluids (one child is currently on an IV)
    • charcoal to cook
    • diesel
    • cash to buy supplies if they find them. They are running out of cash and there are no banks open to get cash, so it needs to be delivered by someone already on the ground or by helicopter.

    Others are beginning to rob them of what supplies they do have.

    There are helicopters flying over the orphanage and they have made a sign on the roof that says they are an orphanage and need help.

    The staff is also working to get together all the paperwork for each child that has an adoptive family in a way that it can be attached to their body if there is an opportunity to evacuate.

    For His Glory is doing everything we can on this end to contact people who may be able to help. Please pray. Currently, that is the best thing you can do to help. Kim is doing everything she can, and respectfully requests that adoptive families do not call her at this time. We realize this is a very difficult time, however she needs her phone and time available to do everything she can to make contacts to try to help the children and staff at the orphanage. We will give you any updates we have as soon as they are available.

    Trusting in Him,

    For His Glory
Please remember them, us, our kids, and other adoptive families in your prayers. If you'd like to donate, please visit FHG's web site here.

1 comment:

NewKidontheBlogg said...

Glad your boys are okay and will be in prayer for that orphanage. Dramatic story but we also have an awesome God.

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