I've asked for prayer through email for our friend, Gayle, who is pregnant with triplets and having medical issues. She is at high risk to develop infection which would be life threatening to both her and the babies. My Dad and her brother flew down today and prayed over her. She is filled with hope and got up without bleeding for the first time since this started. GOD IS GOOD! Please believe with us for a miracle. She is 20 weeks along, the docs say she needs to make it to 28 weeks for the babies to have a chance. Our God is so big and we know He can do all things. We're believing for the best possible outcome for Gayle and her 3 little unborn girls!
My brother and sister in law are going on a mission trip to Haiti..the place they are going has been directly affected by the recent earthquake. I thought I would include the letter she wrote today for you to read. If you are able to help, please do so! Feel free to pass the email along to others.
I’m sure that you all have heard about the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Many of you may also know that one of our students at The College of Idaho has family that lives there. They are missionaries with Heartline Ministries, a ministry that runs an orphanage and a women’s center. Everyone is ok, but their house and facilities have suffered some damage, and Chelsey’s parents were in the states at the time of the earthquake, meaning that they were apart from their 5 younger children at the time. They have secured tickets back to Haiti tomorrow, but I can’t imagine the anxiety they must feel from not being able to be together with their kids.
Much prayer is needed for Chelsey’s family, their ministry, and the country as a whole. The poorest country in the nation just got poorer, but fortunately all of us know that the hope of Christ cannot be destroyed.
Prior to this disaster, we were already planning to send a student team to Haiti during our spring break for a service trip. We are still planning on traveling down there in April.
I know that many of you are connected to home churches. If you feel lead to do so, we would love any support we could get for our trip that will ultimately benefit the ministry in Haiti. We are looking for donations such as clothing, toiletries, and medical supplies (specific items are listed below) that either Chelsey can take down with her when she can go home in the near future, or that our group can take down with us in April, but most helpful would be monetary donations. The estimated repair costs for the damage to the house is $30,000-50,000!
If you would like to donate directly to the Haitian ministry rather than go through the C of I, here is the website: http://heartlineministries.org/default.aspx
If you would like to donate to our trip, you can simply send a check to
2112 Cleveland Blvd.
Caldwell, ID 83605
*Make the check out to The College of Idaho and put Haiti in the memo area.
Items needed for donation:
Good, sturdy sandals for kids of all ages
Mac and cheese
Plastic pants (that go over cloth diapers)
Thank you for all of your prayers and support!
Have a great night everyone! I will write a "real" blog on my little life next time. But, I feel these things are more important today. Love you!