We were greeted this morning to a short aftershock shortly after 6:30 AM. I had already gotten up and taken my shower and laid back down to finish reading a chapter in my book. It was enough to shake my bed and the windows. I do not see it registered on any charts, but it was enough to get me up out of bed!
Our two cargo planes that were supposed to bring in supplies this weekend has been postponed until Monday due to paperwork required by the Department of Homeland Security and Customs. There was one electronic form that our broker did not know about needed to be done before we could leave the States with the Humanitarian Relief Items. So, we will try again on Monday to get everything here.
Today, I went through all of the stored items that we had of medical supplies and sent a huge load out to Real Hope for Haiti Clinic in Cazale. This clinic is run by the Zachary family who we have known for many years. Lori and Licia run the clinic and can really use some of the dressing items, gloves, tetanus vaccines, and pain medication that we were able to send. I wanted to send as much as we could because I know more is coming and I want to get items out where they are needed! We also took took things to another distribution center and clinic in the city.
This afternoon, a Miami Herald reporter showed up at the orphanage wanting to talk about the children that had traveled to Miami to meet their adoptive parents but he also wanted to talk about orphanages in Haiti in general. You never know when you talk to a reporter how they will report what you say, so let’s say a prayer that he will use what he heard in a good story to help the children of Haiti and the orphanages that serve them.
Our preemie baby, Peter, just decided to stop breathing! He turned blue, but his heart kept beating. Susan had to help him breath for just a minute or two and then he started breathing again. Maybe it is time to start giving him some caffeine to stimulate him and keep him breathing! He is taking 5 cc (ml) of breast milk every 2 hours. We are increasing it slowly and he is doing well with the feedings. Keep Peter in your prayers.
I am determined that on Monday, we can seek out biological families that may need assistance with blankets and things. We have helped some of our biological families, but not all have come for help. Some parents came a few days after the earthquake but at that time, we did not have any aid to give them! So Monday, we will all be very busy trying to distribute humanitarian aid to families, receiving a new cargo plane that is due into Haiti at 7 AM.
God is so good to us! I am thankful God has kept us and our staff safe, He has provided food, water and fuel for the orphanage, and that God has provided Humanitarian aid for us to help the Haitian people!
Posted on Sat, February 13, 2010