If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Prayer Requests While in Haiti

First let me say thank you for even being willing to look and see how you might pray for me and Lori (my friend who is going with me) while we are in Haiti. We are so excited and can't wait to share with you what God does during our time there. Here are some specific ways you can be praying:

The obvious ones:
1. For good health and safety for us and our families back home

2. For safe travels getting there and getting around Haiti

Specific to our trip:
3. Pray that we would have all the energy we need to get through the heat and long days there.

4. Pray that God would give us insight and wisdom into how to uniquely treat each patient. Lori and I don't usually work with amputees but we have both seen God give us the ideas we need before when our experience is lacking. He will need to do this over and over during this trip.

5. Pray for sweet moments of ministry. I am taking cards and toys for the kids there and hope to have a chance to just demonstrate Christ's love to them. Pray that each toy and each card will get to the child God intends it for.

6. Pray for boldness where ever it is needed.

7. Pray that we won't let anyone out serve us.

8. You can pray for me that God really speaks to me regarding His plans for my role in future medical mission trips. My head is full of ideas, but I don't want to get ahead of God here.

9. This will sound silly, but you can pray for a wireless connection somewhere close by. I am really hoping to be able to Skype with my family and update the blog so you can see what God is doing. The base where we are staying had wireless but had to shut it off. I am hoping that maybe a nearby school or some place has it.

Finally, just pray however you feel led. I really don't know what we will encounter when we get there, but it is our desire that we be used to make a difference there and that we both grow spiritually from this trip.

A few thanks:
1. Thanks to Christus St John for donating all of our supplies!
2. Thanks to everyone who donated toys for me to take to the kids.
3. Thanks to all the kids who made cards for me to take over.
4. Thanks to our husbands who aren't just willing to let us go but excited with us to see what God has planned.

It is my understanding that this is the building YWAM bought, repaired, and turned into a hospital. I think we may be spending a lot of time here.

4 comments:

The Richerts said...

Praying!

kimberlysink said...

copied, pasted, changed font to purple since it pasted with white font, printed. thanks for doing this. i love lists ;o) praying for you daily. i'll also be sure to give sam & ruthie a few extra hugs & kisses. on monday, i'm going to let sam tell the class about your mission trip. i'll try to record it for you on my camera. love you!! <><

Lori Lee said...

Will definitely be praying! I have a feeling that even though you may little experience treating amputees, it's not the actual treatment that will be the most defining, but the time touching and "being Jesus" to the least of these. May Mighty God bless you and keep you both while you are gone, and God bless your husbands for being willing to let you go!

Naomi said...

Oh I will be praying for you sweet friend!

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