Monday, February 15, 2010

2/15/10 Haiti Hope Update from Jan Milton

Dear Friends;

Please pray for Pastor Cherubin. He has been very sick. He currently is being given IV's. We are uncertain as to his sickness. Two ORH doctors will be arriving this morning at his location to help him. We received this communication from him.
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"Dear brother Milton, I have been sick and could not read email. I am not completely recover yet. Thank you very much for taking time and write personally to me. It means a lot to me that the grace of God. I know there is not any way I can thank you for what you have already done for me and my people. May the God of heaven who has called me into the ministry and has made myself known to you in time of such a need, pour in his way his blessing upon you. I am waiting for the tents to come. Today I receive the generator and the other supplies, thank you very much brother.
May God bless you
Pastor Dieupie Cherubin"
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Pray for his health. He is scheduled to preach this week. Dr. Frank Garlock and others will be flying to him to help conduct the week long crusade in Jacmel. The Mardi Gras has been canceled and the Mayor of Jacmel has requested that Pastor Cherubin have an evangelistic crusade in its place.

This is a report from Dr. David Fenley of Macedonian World Baptist Missions. He is the Special Operations Director for their ministry. He flew with our Air Hope coalition pilots to visit and help missionary Connie Anderson. We have included his report in full for the benefit of those who know Connie Anderson.
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"Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ. I cannot tell you what a blessing you have been in making it possible for us to reach Sister Connie Anderson.

Her pastor, Joe Shihady and I were blessed to spend a week with Mrs. Connie. Upon our arrival we were thankful to see firsthand that Mrs. Connie and the children were physically fine and the home they live in is safe. There was a great deal of clean up that needed to be done due to the violent shaking of the earthquake. Pastor Shihady and I were able to encourage Sister Anderson and spiritually encourage her. Sister Anderson was a far greater blessing to us as she made sure our needs were taken care of and blessed our heart as we spent time with her and her ministry with the orphan children.

We accomplished so much and met so many people along the way that God's perfect timing could be seen every step along the way.

Saturday after we arrived at Sister Anderson's she immediately began to share with the Haitian people some of the supplies we brought in. We were able to take in 10 small tents and she immediately began giving them to those in need. She also gives out food as she is able to those around her.

Sunday we had services with Sister Anderson and the children on the mountain. It is still not safe to travel up and down the mountain a lot and not safe in the village at night.

Monday we spent ALL day cleaning up from the earthquake. It is amazing how far items can be thrown across rooms from the violent shaking an earthquake brings.

Monday we also did some work on the four wheeler and on her generator which was not giving them any electricity. The generator, although very old, is for now putting out the electrical she needs. She uses the generator for about four hours a day to keep freezer goods frozen, run washing machine, and charge solar batteries.

Tuesday we traveled down the mountain and met with the Marines stationed in Petit Goave. While the Lt. Col. in charge of the Marine division met with us and was very receptive, he explained that the role of the Marines has changed from one of aid and distribution to one of mostly logistics. When we told him that an American citizen was 8.5 miles up the mountain and a show of US forces in the area would aid in her safety he said he would see what he could do. While on the Marine compound we were sought out by the Chaplin and he had a real heart and desire to meet Sister Anderson and see what they could do to help.

Wednesday we finished up repairs on her computer, internet satellite, solar batteries, and generator. Wednesday afternoon a Marine contingent made their way up the mountain to Sister Andersons. It was a funny site to see men with machine guns on one shoulder and a baby on the other. The Marines all spent time with the children at Mrs. Connie's orphanage, (all 21 children)

The Marines were moved by the experience. They enjoyed some freshly made grapefruit juice and were excited to actually have a drink with ice cubes. The Marines spent adequate time with Sister Anderson gathering information as to what they could do to be a help to her and the people living around her. Wednesday night we gathered around a table and had a message from God's Word and prayed together.

Thursday we left Sister Anderson's at 10:00 AM and made it safely to Santo Domingo around 7:30 PM. What a long day. Thursday three helicopters landed at Sister Anderson's. There is a Spanish hospital ship located just off the coast of Petit Goave. The 3 helicopters that landed were from that ship. There were Spanish doctors, a Spanish security team, and a Spanish assessment team. They want to set up a medical clinic at Sister Anderson's to help the sick and injured around Sister Anderson place.

Friday was another long travel day and I arrived home around 11:30 PM.

Saturday - Four helicopters have already landed at Sister Anderson's. They are bringing in supplies and personnel for the medical clinic. What a tremendous blessings. Along with the clinic and help for all those who need it, there will be a security presence too. God is so good! This is a tremendous answer to prayer and a direct result of our being able to personally make contact with the Marines in Petit Goave.

Pastor Shihady and I accomplished everything we set out to accomplish on this trip and gathered the intel to start phase two. We have identified several pressing needs and a couple of things that would just be nice to have there and we will start this week on making plans to get these things to her."
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Please continue to pray for our pilots, as this is a very busy week. We need God's protection for our people as they fly the long distances.

God bless,
Jan Milton
Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Ct.
Blue Springs, MO 64015

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