Saturday, February 6, 2010

Erin In Haiti – Two Men On Their Knees

Mike blogging for Erin.

Erin giving injections.

Erin and her departing team members from team #1.

The Capitol building destroyed.

Erin and the MTW Disaster Response team are doing well. Erin and Dan Jenny will be staying behind for another week to serve with the second MTW team that arrives on Monday. Late last night they took the other 12 members of their team to the airport to try and get them back to the U.S. by any means. The good news is that they all found early flights and that all 12 of them are out of Haiti and back in the U.S.

Erin and Dan have returned to the Quisqueya School where they began a week ago. The school is serving as a camping area for relief workers. Last night Erin slept outside, on the ground, under her mosquito netting. She got four hours of sleep. The first half of Saturday is a rest day for her. She is going to try to catch a nap and recharge her batteries. In the afternoon she will organize and inventory all of their supplies.

Last night was the team’s final shift at the Adventist Hospital. It was a typical busy night. They had a man crawl into their hospital on his knees. He had two broken legs and couldn’t walk. He had broken both legs in the earthquake and had been crawling around looking for someone to help him for three weeks. The orthopedic surgeons took him in and performed surgery on him.

Erin became close with a man who used to be an English Teacher. When the earthquake hit he was teaching his class of 80 and their two-story building collapsed. Only 10 of his students survived and he was badly hurt. Since the earthquake the man has dedicated his lift to Christ and has vowed to become a Pastor in order to serve Him. Erin and the team spent much time on their knees in prayer with this man.

Erin is tentatively scheduled to catch a flight out of Haiti on Saturday, February 13th.

Prayer needs: 1) Pray for a day of solid rest for Erin on Saturday. 2) Pray for the safe arrival of MTW's team #2. 3) Pray for God to reveal a clear plan and direction for the second team.

No comments: