Friday, January 22, 2010

Today's the day

Today is a big day! I'm leaving this morning (although it feels like the middle of the night still!) to meet those coming down from Jarabacoa so we can all go together to Santo Domingo. We will be headed to one of the biggest hospitals in Santo Domingo and getting 26 kids that the government has ready for us. There were to be 27, but thankfully a relative was found so we'll have one less! Not sure what to expect with these guys, we've been told they've all been receiving IV fluids, so I'm assuming they've been dehydrated and needing it! Apparently all the kids were found wandering the streets with no relative to be found. We are ready to help meet their needs and start this journey with them.

The supplies that you all donated for are headed to Haiti today! It has been so incredible to see the amount that has come in, Thank you!! I'll keep you updated and send pictures of the whole trip they're taking as soon as I can.

Pray for today. I feel at my limits emotionally and physically, and we are all feeling that. I'm looking for a little of God's super strength today. The days have been long but I feel blessed to have been a part of it. It'll be nice to have a few nights of good sleep when I come back on Sunday. I'm not sure if I'll head back to Jarabacoa again, we'll see how the progress goes. At the moment, we won't be receiving kids in Caraballo, that should come later in the week as more kids are identified and registered and then sent along to Kids Alive.

And lastly pray for the transitions of this day, for getting the kids, for their reactions, for peace and safety to reign over all the trips that are happening. Thes kids have been through so much, they need a rest and a safe place. It's exciting to be able to provide that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you, Jessi, and with the children. My tears do not stop; yet, tears are not the answer. Bless you for the tangible help that you are providing. I am amazed by you!! Love, Sandy