Prayer

We are asking you to pray about..

  • The Rescue Center location.  The damage is getting worse with each tremor that we have.  We need to make some decisions soon.  The kids have been living and sleeping outside since Tuesday night.  We are thinking a new location that is not far away.
  • Infant formula and food for the kids
  • fuel for generator and vehicles
  • the kids in the RC and my kids peace in their hearts
  • some way to be able to get some Haitian cash.  All banks and places we usually exchange money are closed.
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22 Responses to Prayer

  1. Jenna says:

    Licia,
    Would it help if some of us came? I know sometimes we are more trouble than help!

  2. Jenna says:

    What I mean is, could we be helpful in assisting with relocating and bringing in supplies?

  3. Claire Abel says:

    Can you get money exchanged in DR? There is so much help – going to get there I am just praying it will be in time. The National Nurses Untied is suppose to be sending 7,500 nurses.

  4. llexuus says:

    The western union in POP is apparently open – could we send some money to you there?

  5. Jenny Chapman says:

    As I am tracking efforts for supplies and our own local Haiti support group I was linked to you through other sights. My concern for you was if you had known leads on aid coming to you? I have been in communication with a team coming next week with plans to move from Jimani into PAP to set up medical treatment areas and with their own orphanages supported. Do I need to alert them to your critical supply issues or do you have other groups coming soon? My prayers are with you and your beautiful children. Please tell them they are loved.

  6. Licia, you are in my prayers!!

  7. Vicky says:

    Praying for the Lord’s guidance and wisdom in decisions, His provision for your needs, and for continued strength and comfort.

  8. cindi says:

    Prayer fervently.

  9. Amy says:

    Licia,

    The Haitian Angels Yahoo group reports that Western Union in PAP is up and operational. Is that an option for getting cash? It’s at Rue Nationale 2.

  10. watchingthewaters says:

    Western Union here in the States tells us that their location on Rue Nationale 2 is open and functional.. we have no way of knowing if that is actually true.. but if so, we will gladly send money!!

  11. God be with you, help is coming.

  12. Licia,
    Can you let us know as soon as Western Union or CAM open. I would send money to CAM or Western Union in Caberet. Is sending money to St. Marc an option?

    Praying for you,

    Courtney

  13. Heather says:

    Putting together a prayer group for Haiti and will keep you updates coming to them.

    Isaiah 61:1-7

    Praying this over you today.

  14. vallan says:

    There are reasons why this country sits in poverty -the worst seen in the world with hardly clean drinking water and any infrastructure that supports human life.
    Where did the money go that was given to Haiti in the past? Why were buildings erected that could not withstand modern building codes and who was responsible for the cataclysmic results that have occurred today?

    The corruption in these small dictator countries have led to its demise and further putting more money in the hands of the politicians as the United States has done in the past is futile for its future.

    This country has no clean water, lacks electricity, no financial system, very little security, very little education systems in place and presents no opportunity for a democratic government. The results of giving Haiti billions and billions of dollars have resulted in corrupt government officials stealing from their own country. This corrupt government has allowed the deterioration of its own people and these people are dying by the thousands because they were ill prepared for a disaster. The basic public services as you can see on CNN are all missing and you have seen the human carnage and death in the streets everywhere in the country’s capital. This is a disgrace to human kind and sending money to this government would be insane and very illogical.

    The foreign charities that were here will most likely not return to such a dangerous place to live, not only for their own personal safety but for future shocks who would want to back to this country? The events that led Haiti to this instability is its own government and the greed of these politicians that have filled their own pockets now have the blood of their people on their hands.

    The United States has been the biggest fund raiser for Haiti -but where did the money go for the last 20 years and why was it not invested in infrastructure, clean water, electricity and buildings that did not crumble under a quake. The poverty of the Haitian people is evident and the cost of their deaths is disgraceful.

    Listening to the Haitian ambassador speaking on CNN live just moments ago he had more fear not of his people not being saved but of the US take over of Haiti.
    His fear was that the US would take over rescue operations which is the only way people will be saved.

    The Haitian government is missing in action, there are no soldiers in the streets probably because they would be attacked by people so they are hiding. There are very few hospitals and they offer minimum care to the millions that are injured, hungry and too poor to survive.

    This country has had a history of corruption like most countries such as the Bahamas where the government seizes all the money and lets its people starve. Haiti has soaked up aid and financial disaster relief funds to the tune of 197 million dollars which has disappeared and the group Heritage foundation has not found out where the money went but you can bet the government stole it.

    Haiti’s own Senate indicated it was stolen by the female Prime Minister Michele Pierre Louise and the government removed this despicable thief in November 2008.
    However the US keeps sending millions and billions of dollars propping up corrupt dictators in Haiti and there is chaos in the streets as a result. Before the US keeps spending money on Haiti they must first take control of where the money goes-not simply hand it over. The Red Cross should take the aid funds not the Haitian government or you will see more deaths.

    President Obama has pledged 100 million dollars in aid to Haiti again where will the money and in who’s bank account. The time has come to stop letting the dictators control the funds and directly oversea the rescue efforts.

    This is the worst human disaster in a decade on one of the poorest nation which is caused by its own corrupt government. The politicians responsible for the deaths would be hung in most countries and so swift justice should ensue.

    Haiti has received or will have received the following funds:

    1) Obama pledges 100 million for rescue and aid relief.
    2) Foreign aid from the US 800 million from 2004-2008.
    3) 700 million pledged to Haiti government by international organizations.
    4) The Haitian government relies only on foreign aid to keep its economy.
    5) Water.org states funding has been available but does not go to clean drinking water.
    6) In 1991 Prime Minister Jean-Bertrand Aristide formed a coalition government with a former Roman Catholic Priest Rene Preval was given 500 million in aid to form a democracy in government.
    7) Aristide created a civilian police force after his coup d’etat in 1994 and returned to power.
    It is obvious who the characters are in the politically corrupt country and Aristide’s name appears to be in the forefront.

    An aid to Aristide in 2003 who’s name is Armiot Metayer who was the leader of the militia called the Cannibal Army was murdered. Armiot had escaped from a prison and formed anti-Aristide gang known as the Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti and joined another dictator.

    The power struggle in Haiti from dictator to dictator and military control is the cause of the disastrous consequences of the lack of emergency preparedness of today. These individuals should be found and tried for treason immediately and no funds should enter this current government but should be run by the international agencies and the United nations with controls in place and accountability.

    Haiti’s past government is a long tail in corrupt Haitian leaders who have overthrown each other for power, greed and money. None of the aid that has been given to Haiti has been recorded, or accounted for in any way it certainly was not invested into the country. The people who have been killed did not have to die in this massacre earthquake and the government officials responsible should be tried for treason.

    If any aid goes to Haiti it should go directly to people in the form of water, food and money however this cannot be a long lasting policy. Eventually the US has to come to terms with being complicit in the demise of Haiti from all political sides the US has spawned these dictators to continue driving Haiti into the depths of despair and anguish.

    You wonder why this US ambassador to Haiti is so concerned about a government take over of aid going to the poor and helpless -the dead and dying people of Haiti.

    This is what happens when a disgraceful group of greedy people take control of a government to the detriment and destruction of its own people. The similarities with Wall Street greedy power brokers and the Haitian government officials are astounding.

  15. Ericka says:

    Licia,
    I read this on Vanessa’s site and wondering if there is a way to get you some formula also??
    Vanessa Carpenter Flight Att are collecting peanutbutter and fromula and taking it down for us once flights resume we will be able to get some each day a flight goes down. some will be sent on each flight for us to pick up and distribute to orpananges. Do not know how much they can get us but it is something. The flight attendents h…ave started their own face book sight for AMH AA Flight Attendents supporting Haiti Recovery love V

  16. Roberta says:

    We’re praying for a miracle Licia. We prayed with our kids that formula and the things you so desperately need will miraculously show up. We all love you and wish we could do more.

  17. Tamara Cosby says:

    Is there any way we can SEND you formula? I know UPS is supposed to be allowing things that are under 50lbs to be shipped for free? I am also willing to donate money if it is easier to get it exchanged here? Is that even possible???

  18. Cathy Caputo says:

    Licia,
    Can you email me your physical address and that of the one you are thinking of moving to with the kids? I’m going to email Lt Gen. Keen (heading up US Armed Forces in Haiti now) in hopes that he’ll read my message about your need for water and formula (primarily). It may be a long shot, but definitely one worth taking.
    We are praying here for you and all of those with you.
    Blessings and Love,
    Cathy (in Virginia)

  19. Kristy Kuenzi says:

    We checked about UPS and believe it is not true. snopes.com We are desperately praying for you!

  20. Dawn says:

    Prayer without ceasing. My 2nd and 3rd grade Sunday School class prayed for you this morning. God can do miracles and will leave us or forsake us.

  21. Tina says:

    praying to our Faithful Friend and Helper!

  22. Cathy Caputo says:

    Licia,

    FYI. I emailed the US Dept of State this evening and told them of your children and of your critically low supplies. In my email I gave them the phone numbers (found on your real hope for haiti website) for you and Enoch as well as this blog site and your RHFH website links. The only physical location info I could give them was that you’re in Cazale. I’m not sure how much good it will do you, but within the hour, this is the email response that I got back:

    Dear Cathy:

    We have forwarded these to the proper authorities on the ground in Port-au-Prince.

    Thank you very much for providing us with this information.

    Sincerely,

    Haiti Task Force

    Still praying for you all,
    Cathy

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