The Family

The Family
Justice, Logan, Jacy Klaire, Joy, Josie Kate, Luke, Megan, Judah, Kerry, Jaxon

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Life amidst Death

Joy and I were walking through the village yesterday with our kids and ended up in an abandoned house where we found a mother with twin babies that we thought were newborns. They turned out to be two months old. It turns out the mother could not breast feed and they were trying to feed the babies crumbled up cookies with water. We knew we had to do something or they were not going to make it.

We found some formula in St. Marc and Joy was able to go back and begin to teach the mother how to feed with a bottle. (We just had a pretty good aftershock as I am typing this)

Joy took baseline weights and little girl Yeitram weighed in at 6.0 pounds and her little brother Widgy weighs just 5.5 pounds. They were born on November 11, 2009.

Jacy Klaire declares that "God rescued them because He has a plan for their lives. Who knows, this little boy could be Haiti's first Godly president."

Keep them in your prayers. Joy will be helping the mom everyday for a while to make sure they are accepting the formula and that the mom is sterilizing everything good.

We have been so consumed by the misery around us that this has been a breath of fresh air as we remember that God is in control. I am so glad He helped us discover these little ones before they died. They are not out of the woods yet but today they ate their first real meal.

We are sending a load of food and provisions to PAP today through a friend that lives there and lost his house. They are living in their yard with their extended family. We are sending enough food for them to sustain many in his neighborhood until the food from the aid teams is being distributed effectively.

We are working on establishing a refugee camp at a school along with another ministry and are starting the process of assessing how many refugees we have in our area and what needs they have.

Thank you for your prayers. God is good and we are grateful to be His servants.

Our website has a couple of pictures too of our trip to the city after the quake. We will be posting more when we get the chance.


Preachersgirl3491 said...

Your blog is such a blessing to me! I would just like for you to know that my family is praying for you and your family and God's work you are doing. We actually know the people who helped start the school for the deaf children there. So reading about other Godly people that want to help is such a blessing.

Melissa Kay said...

We'll be praying for you guys! love you! Keep up the amazing work for our Lord! May the king recieve the reward of His suffering!

-Melissa Grose :-)

Jeska said...

I think the plan for their lives is for them to come live with me i am not evern joking i love those precious haitian babies tell jacy iam so proud of her they are precious. Yall have so much work to do there.

Anonymous said...

I know Joy was in her element with those precious babies...what better mother to show exactly how it is done. Many prayers and much love to you all!!!!
The Benner Family

Michelle said...

What a blessing to see this and hear these inspiring stories! We are praying for you, and will pray for these beautiful babies!

Michelle Rabon

Ben said...

God bless you for your work there. Just know people are praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Wow. What a witness your family is. Praying hard from Hickory.

Anonymous said...

What a blessing your family is! I admire each one of you. God bless you all! I'll pray for nothing less than a miracle for those precious babies.
Alice L., Claremont NC

Anonymous said...

The pictures of those babies really bring that story to life! What a privilege to help those sweet little ones! We love you and miss you, and pray for you daily! Trudy Wesson