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Memphis Conference UMVIM team to Haiti: April 9-17, 2012 Team is being formed now UMVIM teams work on Priority Projects identified by the Eglise Methodiste d’Haiti (EMH) and United Methodist U.S. Coordinating Team. My sister, Tena, and I will be co-leading this team. The approximate cost for the trip is $2000. Teams fly in and out of Port-au-Prince and spend their first and last nights at the Methodist Guest House in Petionville. Teams who travel to projects outside Port-au-Prince are transported to the work sites and stay at the remote location until the day before they depart. Maximum of ten persons. Contact me if you would like more information @ hollybug99@yahoo.com

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What would you do if just over the fence of you back yard you saw a neighbor in need?

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Sad news

I’m sorry to report that sweet Benji died this afternoon. Even though its sad to know a little one never got to enjoy years of life, he is in Heaven now. He will never know hunger, poverty, injustice or despair. Benji will live forever surrounded by God’s glorious love for him.

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news from Cazale

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More prayers please

Benji was admitted Tuesday,  shortly after we arrived. His mom had brought him before in June, but would not leave him here for treatment. He is severely malnourished. His aunt brought him in on Tues hoping RHFH could still help.

He held his own until yesterday and tonight is under constant supervison.

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news from Cazale

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* Junes is better but still has a fever and he is still very sick, thank you for the prayers and please keep them going. I held him for a long time today and he would only stop crying for about a minute at at time.

*we brought 250 lbs of much needed supplies with us into Haiti. It filled 5 suitcases.

*we each had our personal gear stuffed into a back pack and carry-on

*American Airlines should be greatly ashamed of their baggage policy for Haiti (or for anyone traveling to do relief work)

*today I learned many Haitians are freaked out by frogs……Who knew?

*in the IC tent there are 8 babies struggling to survive, and less than a block away, there is an open air dance club in full swing most nights

*hide and seek works the same way, and is fun to play, no matter what country you are in

*we live in a broken world, but God’s love is always present, and meant to be shared, especially when its hard

news from Cazale
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Baby Love in the IC

Tena and I were hanging with the Intensive Care babies this afternoon. SO SWEET!!!!!

Darlen’s is doing really well and has improved sense we’ve been here. He is quite the social butterfly. He talks to,  and rubs on the other babies all the time.

Today he was putting the moves on Gerilina!

Baby kisses!

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news from Cazale

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Please pray for Junes. A precious little boy about 2. He spiked a fever of 107 this afternoon and is still not doing well

news from Cazale

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Intensive Care

When a critically malnourished &/or dehydrated baby comes to the clinic, RHFH asks the parents if they will leave their child with them for a period of time. If the parents agrees, RHFH begins work getting the little ones healthy.

Their intensive care for babies is a tent in the yard. Remember, this isn’t a hospital. They are not set up for overnighters long term. So they do the best with what they have.  Even when the rain is pouring, the tent is there home. Notice the duck tape? Yes, the tent needs replacing. But it is dry and safe.

The tent becomes unbearably hot during the day, so the babies are moved to the coolest place available. On clinic days, that’s in a corner of the pharmacy area (and yes it is a small tight space). On non-clinic days, they spend the day on the porch with their nannies.

Babies’ lives are saved in a tent, in the yard of a clinic, on a porch and in a corner. Showing once again, God is everywhere and great things can be done through Him!

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news from Cazale

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