Sunday, January 31, 2010

Truth regarding Haiti today

Some more thoughts – Friday, January 29, 2010.

I don’t think I wrote much about my first impression upon entry into the Hinche hospital last Sunday. It was really beyond belief for us – even after visiting the hospital in Peru. The large room full of beds, a ward, was full of patients, many of whom had legs attached to a rope and plastic bottle full of sand acting as their traction device. In the US, we have 5 lb weights. They are attached by a plaster cast to the foot here, and this tends to irritate the skin.

In the US this traction is usually overnight, with surgery scheduled the following AM. Here most will be in traction for 6+ wks, until their fracture stabilizes. They did not have the rods necessary for fracture stabilization, nor the sterile conditions to make such repair feasible. Unfortunately this also exposes the patients to a very high rate of pulmonary embolization. One patient actually did suffer such an occurrence with threat to his life later that night. Fortunately, he received emergent Rx from the Americans and has survived.

The rooms are dark. During the day, they are poorly lit. And at night, there is usually only one small fluorescent bulb lighting the whole ward.

Patients receive their primary nursing care from their family, who attend to them at the bedside constantly. They feed them, clean them, clothe them. The family brings in their food. There are buckets at the bedside for toileting, and the family empties them. I’m afraid to inquire where, but saw one just dumping the contents in the hospital courtyard!

There are only a few windows, and of course no screens. Therefore, the patients are covered with flies! Their wounds are so covered as well. The family, when attentive, brushes the flies away.

I couldn’t comfortably take any photos in there. As a physician the patients look at me hopefully, and the last thing I could do would be to take out a camera and memorialize their misery. Some of them had compound fractures, with the bone tearing through their skin. These do require surgery, and it should be done urgently. As I have said earlier, their surgery is unnecessarily delayed. In one instance this resulted in the patient become septic. She went to emergency surgery by our team and had her left leg amputated, and her right one sliced open for drainage. She did survive and our team was able to further debride her wounds before their departure.

In one corner of the pediatric ward, there was a child with 40 burns. He was crying and he had a crowd of people around him. At first I thought they were chanting, then realized they were praying and signing. This occurred frequently around patients in the hospital.

Another child was in traction – he had broken both hips. He lost his family with the exception of his grandmother in Hinche. Before they left, our team was able to place him in a spica cast. There was another child, with broken hip, who are required and received a spica cast from our team.

One poor fellow was crushed in the quake, and had his spine severed around T10. He is a quadriplegic. I heard today, the one of the hospital ships had offered to take him. But the hospital administrator denied this request. I don’t know what they will do with him.

The country is going to be in great need for prosthetics, crutches, walkers and wheelchairs. I have previously told you, the only survivors among those injured, were with limb fractures. Anything more serious resulted in a quick death.

Amongst the trauma victims are a large patient component of incredibly bad disease which usually populate the hospital. It seems that many patients are anemic with Hemoglobins in the range of 8. Normal is greater than 12. One woman’s was 3.7. She was given two units of blood, but the one was wasted by poor nursing attention.

The patients often had IV’s as at home, but often they are empty, not running, and/or infiltrated. Their urinary catheter bags are usually lying on the bedside. The correct location is hanging from the bedrail below the patient.

The three operating rooms or course also have flies. They and well and the rest of the hospital communicate with the outside. And they have outside window, although they were closed. With the exception of the OR, the hospital has old wooden floors, which of course are hard to keep clean, and perhaps impossible to sterilize.

As I walked through these wards day to day, the patients would watch and look at you hopefully and expectantly. I felt bad that I was not necessarily going to their bed, and especially bad that I couldn’t talk to them.

I will be interested to see what the world press is reporting about this catastrophe. Certainly I now have an appreciation regarding the difficulty and lack of efficiency in the world response.


Friday, January 29, 2010

Long note tonight~

Friday, January 29, 2010

Last night before sunset, and with the rising full moon, we drove to the back of our grounds. Just behind an enterprising Haitian bought some land, dug two large ditches and damned them. They fill in the rainy season, and stay full throughout the winter. From them he raises Tilapia, for food and fertilizer, and around them he has a large field of food, which is watered from these lakes. This is the type of activity that is needed in this county for revival.

After lunch the clinic here got very busy, and we worked it until 5 PM.

As you might expect there are many minor and major health conditions besides the recent trauma. Some of the trauma patients are returning for wound checks and dressing changes. I saw a woman with a very advanced breast CA, another with a breast lump. I have seen end stage congestive heart failure in young people. The average life expectancy is around 45. HTN is very common, and usually untreated. Malnutrition, fungal skin conditions, scabies, HIV, Malaria, Typhoid and many unknowns round out the selection. Sadly there are many congenital and developmental abnormalities. Before he left Dr. Combs showed me a 12 yr old girl with hydrocephalus. I have never seen anything like it. Somehow she has done well mentally.

Many are just hungry! This may be a growing problem due to disruptions in food supplies through Port au Prince. You may actually know more of this than me, as I have looked at no news. The Haitian Endowment Fund is driving to the Dominical Republic tomorrow to try to get a large truckload of rice and beans through to resume their feeding program.

The population continues to drift up in this direction as well as north and away from Port au Prince.

I’m tired after today. This evening is again cool, with a full moon. There was chanting over the walls this AM. It is an interesting mixture of sites and sounds and smells.


From Christine: I am wondering if it is better that they are not listening to the horrible news we hear or not..jury is out on that. I am thinking how difficult it will be though to make it from the Dominican Republic with the food, given the mobs...They are not aware of that I fear..

Imagine a beautiful, full moon shining on such sadness, devastation and yes, hope! The chanting he is hearing is from the poor people caught up in Voodoo! Pray that they will be delivered from the bondage of these practices, and the sounds of our team singing worship songs to the only true God will drown out the chanting and bring the chanters to their knees before Him, where he lovingly waits..

Thank you for all of you reading this, praying for them, thinking how you can help, just being there for everyone involved.


"Love one another as I have loved you....I have loved you with an everlasting love.." God

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Miracles Continue In Haiti

John called me tonight and told me of a couple of miracles that occurred today. He said there are miracles happening, everywhere, everyday.

Two he told me about I thought I would share..At the clinic on the compound, they ran out of worm medicine. They decided to then go into the village to do medical care. While they were gone, an army helicopter dropped off 1,000 pounds of medicine, guess what the majority of it was? You're right! Worm medicine! They were speechless at the magnitude of the Power of God!

Second miracle was that a group of physicians who had been at a state hospital, wandered over to the compound where suddenly a huge influx of patients came in and their expertise were desperately needed! God knew what was needed and, once again, provided!

Join with me in thanking Him for His love for these people!

These Are Real Men Too!

These two precious men decided their "mission" for the day was to go to the children to love on them, laugh with them, and try to get them to forget for a brief moment their reality..

My Man!

God bless you John and this precious family..

Love these eyes.......

More Images......


I had asked John before he left to get me a face of Haiti. I vote for this dear one. I wonder what her thoughts are....May God bless her and keep her all the days of her life.....

His Promises

"He leads me beside the still waters. He restores our souls and leads us in His paths"

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


"And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations..... Instead of your shame you shall have a double honor, and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs." Isaiah 61:4 & 7

"Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the Earth."God has His eye on every detail.

Note FROM CINDY-"Cook"

A letter Cindy Bither wrote to her daughter today . She arrived with team 1
January 27th
It's hard for me to get over here to the clinic office to check my mail. I was up until 1 am last night and up at 5 this morning. I'm just keeping busy over at the house w/cooking. Out of 16-17 food tubs, we have only received 3. We've had sufficient supply for meals so far, and the team arriving today has the rest of our tubs (hopefully!) 

After what I've seen and the immense misery and suffering, I have no right to complain. The hospital here in Hinche is so sad - so many children with broken legs and fractures and they have to lay in traction w/cast for 6-8 weeks. These children just lay there all day with flies all over them and no meds for pain. The family has to bring food so they can eat. Many are with a relative because their parents perished in the quake. I was at hospital the other day and wishing I had some toys (coloring books, crayons, balloons, etc.) for the children.
The 2nd team that arrived last night "just happened" to have bags of balloons and a bag of suckers. God provided! It would be such a great outreach for a small group of young people to come & spend time in hospital just entertaining the kids and loving on them. 

The most touching thing that I've seen was last night at the hospital I saw an old man asleep with his head resting on an open Bible. He looked so peaceful. I don't know his injuries, but his Bible was his pillow. I can't stop thinking about him.

Note from John-Still Smiling.......

Wednesday January 27, 2010

Chaos!!! We went back to the hospital this AM to see how we could further help, orient the new arrivals, and check on the old patients. There is a team from Dartmouth there, and a team from Yale arrived last PM. Four of our MD’s left this AM. There were able to take the flight out of Hinche which resumed with their flight. I feel left behind! Since the five of us have been together since Friday, we bonded. A new group arrived last night from Temecula, as well as a group from Idaho – flew into Hinche- also with Haiti Endowment. I have started to learn new names.

Back at the hospital, one of the Internists, a nephrologist tried to organize all of us, but things are still hampered by the politics and culture. Medical orders are missed and slowly addressed. Nothing happens quickly, regardless of urgency.

This afternoon, I joined one of the Family Practioners and worked the clinic here at the compound. It was actually more satisfying. There are more and more people drifting up from Port au Prince, both with minor as well as major injuries. Some are coming straight to our compound; others to the hospital. Some people come in and just complain of hunger. Haitian Endowment gives them a sandwich.

One of our interpreters is a medical student. He happened to be out of doors during the quake. This was fortunate, as his dwelling in Port au Prince was destroyed, as well as his class mates. All three medical schools were destroyed along with many physicians and students.

Pray for better organization. The poor people here deserve at least that!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Child with Burn 40% of Precious Body

Note from Dave-Logistics Guy

 Everything has been a challenge on this trip but God has protect and provided thru it all. We arrived with 13 out  of the 55 plus bins we started with.  Our food and med supplies are still in  transit.  We have been well cared for by UN security details. I have a new friend, Klaus  from Austria. He comes by daily to check on our needs and is now bringing us  seriously injured patients that can't wait and sit in the hallways of hospital  for days.    Yesterday was the first day the doctors could go help at the Hinche Hospital.   They worked all day till after 10 PM. I went to hospital in afternoon. Almost  everyone has severely broken legs the x rays are crazy. Their legs were crushed  as the tried to escape the buildings.  By afternoon I was gathering power drills  from HEF's tool room for orthopedic  surgeons to use.  This morning we worked with orthopedic doctor to build a  special platform  support device for operation on child with broken pelvis and  legs.    The villages and towns are filling up with hundreds of thousands of refugees  from PAP.  A tiny poor village (Bohac) near hear has 1000 refuges alone. Haitian  Churches are trying to mobilize with their limited resources in the area.    I have met so many that have lost their homes and entire families. It is so very  sad.   Many of Haiti's doctors and med students were killed in PAP. The Medical  Universities are all gone.   Thanks for all of your prayers and support at home and work.  We will be very  busy the next few days with the rest of our team finally arriving plus new med  team from Idaho.  So I won't be able to write again for a while.    

Monday, January 25, 2010

Bless This Child!

This is an email I was sent today after they visited the hospital. They wanted me to tell you how awesome the medical team is doing. The doctors are still in surgery and it is 8:00 pm there. The entire team is blessing the Haitian people. Thank you to all of you for your willingness to send your loved ones to serve others.

 Cindy found Johnell Joseph on the floor of the Hinche Hospital hallway.  He lost  his mother in PAP.  His grandmother brought him to Hinche Hospital with severely  broken leg.   After Cindy found him, Dr Combs got him rushed into see Dr Pace  (13 days after  earthquake).   There are so many of these stories its unbelievable.  


Loving on the People

John's Update

We are in Hinche and at the compound. It took 4 hrs. of a bone rattling drive to get here. I thought the road from Nairobi to Lake Nakura was the worst I had been on, but this one wins. We were told another reason for delaying our trip was that the prison, holding 4000 prisoners in Port Au Prince also fell down releasing them all. Haitian justice is taking care of some of them, but the others are roaming. The UN convoy was very nice.

The hospital is crowded with people, especially those with femur and a variety of other fracture. Some have associated complications. A team of Drs. From Dartmouth is leaving tomorrow. They have been here the last eight days. We will either replace them there, or set up our own OR’s here at the facility. This facility has a medical center, well, suite for an OR, and a very large area to serve as a hospital and recovery area. It can also easy feed and house a large number of people.

It has taken us three days to get started – much longer than anticipated. AND the full load of supplies still has not arrived.

Many children are in the hospital. After they reviewed our site, we were told by the UN that they will start sending people our way.

The delays and frustrations here are amazing. WE were told that after the earthquake and the airport at Port Au Prince closed, the airport at Cap Haitien also closed without any particular reason. It took days to reopen, and unfortunately delayed an access for aid.

The second half of the team has NOT yet arrived. The supplies have been located in Ft. Lauderdale and will hopefully make it to Hinche tomorrow! We will see..

This is just a glimpse of the amazing confusion and frustration that is going on throughout the country. Keep praying for those people and that peace will be obtained.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


John just called. He commented on how plans are constantly changing. Three days was a long time to get there he said. Half of the team is there with the other half making it tomorrow. They went to the hospital in Hinche. Quite a dismal, crowded place. The hospital shuts down at 5:00 with patients left in the care of their families, or no one at all.

Some of the bins that were packed have not been located. They contain medical supplies and food. We have faith that they will be found and delivered to the team.

All are in good spirits and ready to start a fresh day tomorrow!

We witness how beautiful the flowers in the field are and how carefully they are tended, so will His people be taken care of. We are not to worry, but trust....

I am thankful you are all out there reading this! I do not feel so alone knowing that,


"He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. ... You will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings."

Not Ideal~

Hello Followers,

At 8:00 this morning, Team 1 (which includes John) headed out to the destination. BUT, the supplies were still delayed. My understanding is though that the physicians were anxious to get to to Hinche to start caring for the people. I cannot imagine what all will present itself to these physicians and not having the supplies they need! Maybe some miraculous healings will take place, why not?

Team 2, and supplies, are not expected until Monday...I hope to hear more later from my contact, or John himself, so check back later!

Thank you for caring about all this and your kind words to me,


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Note from John

Saturday, Janurary 23
Well, I have to say this has been a chaotic experience so far. Our departure from LA was delayed because of high winds. We sat of the runway 1.5 hrs, with only one engine running waiting the weather to clear. Due to the delay, our transfer in Dallas was very close.
The TSA forgot to give Dr. Combs his passport back, after a thorough searching. He didn’t realize this until he was on the flight. Fortunately AA was able to locate it and give it to the next group.
Because of the need to evacuate a plane load of sick babies, the Lynx air crew had to delay out flight out this AM. This actually allowed us to go to a hotel and sleep for 5 hrs. After rushing back to the Airport at 07:00, we were delayed to about 10:00.
As there is no fuel in Haiti, the plane had to land in Bermuda to refuel enroute to Haiti. This was about another 2.5 hr flight.
The airport at Cap Haitian is small and congested with small aircraft. It is chaotic here. Although the UN escort was awaiting us (after being put off several times because of our delay), we will not be able to leave until around 17:30. This is because the cargo craft that was to accompany our flight with supplies, was delay out of Florida until around 13:00.
The minister here did not want us to leave Cap Haitian at night to traverse the 3.5 hrs of dirt roads over two rivers. We did not want to split up and send one group now at 14:00 and the other tomorrow AM, nor did we want to delay until tomorrow AM.. The minister feels it is dangerous at night. Our local staff and Temecula staff with the UN feel comfortable. So as of now, at 14:00, we will depart Cap Haitian after 17:30 – in the dark and arrive Hinche around 23:00.
“I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you; plans for hope and a future.” Yeah, I know, but I wish He would just let us know in advance. We are now following our plan D or E
we again went through decision to go and now to wait and overnight in Cap Haitian. We waited at the airport until sunset, but our cargo plane did not arrive and we have been unable to communicate with the staff.
Plan to pull out of here to Hinche in early AM
Christine, you know we have been all over the third world, including Istanbul, Cairo, Peru, Equador, Mexico, but I have never seen such squalor, dirt, garbage stacked on the streets and masses of humanity doing nothing than here! There are no jobs, the folks are poor, and the conditions dismal.
We are anxious to start doing something productive!


After numerous changes throughout the day, I think this is the final plan for today. Half of the team is stuck in Ft. Lauderdale due to the demand of the charter plane. So, the other half is in Cap Haitian where they will spend the night. They will not proceed to Hinche without the others. So, the good news is the first team will be sleeping in a hotel tonight. The bad news is the other team will not join them until tomorrow. They will have, I think, still the escort for them tomorrow (Sunday) as they get underway.

To think we get upset when we wait in a long grocery line.....

As Someone near and dear to me says "As you live in close contact with Me, the Light of my Presence filters through you to bless others. Your weakness and woundedness are the openings through which the Light of the Knowledge of My Glory will shine forth. My strength and power show themselves most effectively in your difficult times"

Stay tuned..............


The flights are all backed up from Ft Lauderdale..Good news that there are 1400 flights trying to get into Port Au Prince!! That is abundance,dear Lord get them through..

Their flight into Cap Haitian was delayed as the pilot needed some sleep! Sleep away my friend, just get them there safely! Good news about that too is that allowed the team, except two, to go to a hotel for five hours! Slept and showered! Two stayed behind to guard the 14 tubs of supplies. Bless them Lord...

John said everyone is in good spirits, just ready to get there!

They announced a flight leaving for Cancun, John tried to get the team to go on it!! Good to hear his humor is still intact.

They will still have quite a transport once they reach Cap Haitian. That is where the prayers of extra security is needed. It will be either 4 hours by UN guarded transport, or 30 minute helicopter..not known yet...

Have a great day. When you feel like grumbling about this or that, remember these poor people whose lives have been dramatically changed....prayerfully they will soon feel the love of Jesus from the team and others trying to get in to help!
Once they arrive at the final destination, Hinche, they will be expected to be up and running within an hour..Long hours still ahead of caring for patients. Their five hours of sleep in Ft Lauderdale will be fondly remembered!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bless you and the team!!

John and the team was anxious to get to Hinche and enter the race against time for many people's lives. The medical team could very likely see hundreds a day, and not even scratch the surface. Please keep them in your prayers as they will see brokenness in people that they have never seen before. They went because as Jesus said " you are to love one another as I have loved you".....May they convey this love and caring to each person they come in contact with...

To The People of Haiti

"They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. Aliens will shepherd their flocks; foreigners will work your fields....You will feed on the wealth of nations.....and everlasting joy will be theirs"

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Packing the Goods!

Look at this! What a lovely sight this is. Food and medical supplies..We packed many tubs full of food and medicine, each tub topped out at 50 pounds. It was exciting to know these precious items that we take for granted will be a blessing to the people in Haiti!

It was exciting to be involved with an enthusiastic, eager group of people who are raring to go! May God bring restful sleep to each one of them and gird them for the journey ahead!

Thanks for caring and reading these updates! Christine

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Don't Go Daddy!

Despite Dallas' begging, John is still leaving us on Friday!

OK, Here We Go With Specifics

Dear Ones, This list of special prayer requests just came from Hinche where the team is headed. I love having specifics to focus on!
Please continue to pray for water, food, shelter, and medical care to be delivered in a timely manner.
Pray for comfort that only God can give.
Pray that God may use this tragedy to bring many to Himself.
For the many fleeing Port au Prince to the other provinces; that they may find food, clothes, shelter, and medical care, as well as hope in Jesus Christ
Availability and means to purchase water, food, gas, and other supplies needed to care for those affected in PAP and those fleeing to other areas.
Many have had amputations, requiring long term adjustments. (Approximately 60 per day by some reports) Pray for good healing, for infections not to set in, and family, friends, or others to come and help.
For phone service to be restored. It is returning in some areas, but very slowly and inconsistently.
For those who have not heard the status of loved ones in PAP at the time of the earthquake.
For us at Calvary Chapel Caneille, that God would use us to share the gospel and bring comfort to the many in need.
For sun all day in Caneille in order to be able to use solar power for communications.
For God to be glorified in all, and for many to come to Him as a result of this unspeakable tragedy.
Love to all of you and thank you for coming alongside.

Leave me a comment if you want so I know someone is out there reading these!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Glory to God!

Thank you all you prayer warriors as the transportation snafu has been solved. What seemed a bit daunting to us humans, was nothing to a Powerful God. So the team will have escorts and helicopters getting them to their site inside the country, with all the supplies!!

When you answer a call, the shaping of your soul starts immediately. He does not wait until you get to your location, but starts stretching your faith little by little each day. How else can He determine if you believe He is who He says He is? He shows Himself strongest when we are our weakest. Then, when we finally give up our own plans and surrender to His, He is there to meet us with open arms, ready to use us as His vessels.

May the team leave the aroma of Christ everywhere they go. Bringing Hope and Healing to the precious people in Haiti.

Thanks for reading these posts and caring about what is going on.
Sleep well Followers!

Beauty Again This Morning in my Devotions

"Seek My face, and you will find more than you ever dreamed possible. Let me displace worry at the center of your being. I am like a supersaturated cloud, showering Peace into the pool of your mind My nature is to bless. Your nature is to receive with thanksgiving. This is a true fit, designed before the foundation of the world. Glorify Me by receiving My blessings gratefully.

I am the goal of all your searching. When you seek Me, you will find Me and are satisfied. When lesser goals capture your attention, I fade into the background of your life. I am still there, watching and waiting; but you function as if you were alone. Actually, My Light shines on every situation you will ever face. Live radiantly by expanding your focus to include Me in all your moments. Let nothing dampen your search for Me."

Monday, January 18, 2010


Hello prayer warriors!

We just came from a meeting with the Haiti team. There is a big problem that has developed. They are having problems securing safe transportation from airport (Cape Haitien) to compound in Heinche! They need either helicopter, private bush planes, or UN escort...There will be many pounds of food, supplies, medical equipment and supplies that are involved and it will not be safe to try to transport in some trucks, etc.

We are three days away from mobilizing a very well qualified medical team with support personnel, ready to go. But, this detail needs to be worked out. The people in Heinche have had to have the food program suspended, fear of running out of food. These are dire straits for these dear Haitians, all over. Please join us on your knees before our God who can work out these details and get these teams in there, safely.

Thank you with all my heart, Christine

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy Sunday! Many have been asking where they can send donations for this effort. Please visit the website for Haiti Endowment Fund and you can read all about them plus be prompted on where to send donations. Anything will be helpful and used specifically for the immediate needs.
You will be blessed!

We had a cute moment when John had to go buy a Backpack! Where were Paul and Stephen when we needed them. He is trying to fit his camera and laptop in it, not sure if that is what they suggested he bring one for, but it will get figured out! John is antsy and ready to go, not sure he can wait until Friday:)

"Come to me with all your needs, knowing that My glorious riches are a more than adequate supply. Stay in continual communication with Me, so that you can live above your circumstances, even while you are in the midst of them."

Saturday, January 16, 2010

More Changes........yikes

Person in charge of the team just called to say that instead of going Saturday, they are now leaving Friday! OK, well one must be flexible in this type of situation. Soooooo, the good news is that John will be home Thursday and we will then fly together to Ft. Lauderdale and go on our trip together that we have had planned for quite some time! Someone is flying the team back on their private jet only charging fuel. God bless this person. God is good people!

Photos, not happening:)

OK, you will need to make sure your expectations are not too high for this blog, yet. If I told you how long it took me to get this second posting done, you would laugh yourself silly.

We have been humbled by the number of people responding with such special wishes, prayers and giving for the poor souls of Haiti. We are staying in His peace as we prepare our minds, bodies and hearts for the journey ahead. Since there was no room for me to go Saturday, I will work behind the scenes doing all I can to inform all of you and keep you updated. Focusing on all the people working hard, racing the clock to save lives and bring comfort and basic necessities. Be good to one another and will be back on soon. Go to church tomorrow and thank God we live here!
Love Christine

First Note of my new blog!

Hello and thanks for checking in with me. I want to have somewhere for my friends to go and read what is happening with us. So, here you go.

As John leaves soon, we are trying to think of everything he may need in Haiti, all to fit in one carry on bag. Quite the challenge!

Let me know if you like this idea for me to update everyone on! I feel so much like a real techie now! Proud of your mom boys?