I have been having trouble updating my blog for the past day or two. In fact, as I was trying to update my blog a few moments ago, we had an aftershock tremor that shook the building and I lost Internet again but was able to link the account to a phone.
Very briefly we went into Haiti today to meet President Kessa. We gave him an emergency grant for $30,000 as well as a few other items like the French version of LSB.
Six members of our assessment team accompanied President Kessa to Port-au-Prince. President Kessa asked me, Revs. Collver and Hernandez also to come to Port-au-Prince, but we declined so as to not complicate the logistics of the trip.
President Kessa expressed gratitude to the LCMS for assisting his church and for sending people on the ground.
Tomorrow we will travel to Haiti to retrieve the rest of our team and to distribute food stuffs (rice, oil, etc.) to President Kessa.
Meanwhile, the Medical Mercy Team has been warmly recieved and provided much needed assistance when the hospital was most in need. Of the 500 or so critical patients treated over the first two days, only four died at the hospital. This demonstrates the great skill of the entire volunteer hospital staff.
The need is great, but the Lord contines to bless. I hope to update this again tomorrow.