This is my dear friend Amy.
She is one of the fab for those of you who have been around a while. She has a heart for missions and has traveled the globe serving the Lord. She is actually Dr. Amy. She graduated from Pharmacy School at Auburn a few years ago.
Amy sent the message below this morning. If you have a few moments this week please lift her up in prayer as she touches the lives of the people of Haiti.
(This is a picture from one of Amy's other mission trips. This was in Ghana)
Her message is below:
Please keep me in your prayers this week! I left yesterday to work with a medical clinic in Haiti for the week. I'm with a team of 7 nurses/doctors from Nashville working about 2 hrs outside the capital in a town called Petit Guave. It's one of the farthest points of the earthquake damage, near the epicenter of the second shock. The Nashville church I'm working with (Brentwood Baptist) has partnered with a local Haitian church to rebuild houses all summer (4 teams) and do a single week of ambulatory care clinic (our team). The conditions in Haiti are some of the most destitute I have ever seen, but it is not from lack of aid or western resources. It is from years of slavery and colonialism followed by poor infrastructure and western dependence. The extreme damage is more a result of poorly built homes (plastic or cement with no rebar) than the severity of the earthquake.
So how can I help? What difference can one week really make, especially with no way to ensure follow up or provide the next month's supply of medications? The only thing of lasting value will be sharing Christ's love, His hope, His ability to provide comfort and peace to broken people.
Pray that I will love boldly and speak words of truth and encouragement. The Haitian church has claimed Psalm 46 through this time: 'God is our refuge and strength, always a ready help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when the earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea...'
Love you all!
She is a special friend who is doing something so great. Please take a few minutes to support her in prayer.