Posted: January 29, 2010 in Uncategorized
A friend Chris Plourde sent me the following scriptures.  WOW, what good stuff, and I already feel strengthened as I have read and meditated on it several times.

Isaiah 58:10.11
10. Feed
the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out
from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as day.

11. The
LORD will guide you continually, watering your life when you are dry
and keeping you healthy, too. You will be like a well-watered garden,
like an ever-flowing spring.


Both of these men were injured by falling cement block walls
This boy had his arm and hand  injured by falling blocks

This student pictured above was trapped under debris when the school she was attending collapsed.  She spent three days trapped before she was discovered and rescued. She sustained damage to her hand and nerve damage to one of her legs when a friend who died in the collapsing building fell on this girl and she stayed trapped with her dead friend on her until she was rescued.



Beth and I were blessed to have our daughter Morgan here for several days.  She is an emergency room nurse and she did just great.  She, of course, is fluent in French and Creole and so she could communicate easily with the people.

And now our son Sam came in yesterday.  He is a chef and cooks meals that I can’t pronounce and am not always sure how to eat.   He is cooking meals for the group, which is a tremendous blessing.  He, of course, speaks Creole which enables him to communicate easily with the people.
At the end of a very long day the Heartline crew is glad to be able to sit and talk about the day and have a delicious meal cooked by Chef Sam.


  • We have not had city electricity since January 12th, the day of the earthquake.  We are going through a lot of diesel so we can function at the clinic, field hospital, the girls’ home and our houses.
  • We have had 12 children leave for the States and now have 5 that we are trying to get to the States.  PLEASE PRAY THAT THIS WILL HAPPEN.
  • About 80% of the wall at the boys’ house fell down during the earthquake.  It has now been rebuilt.  We lost about 50% of the wall at the girls’ house and the  workers started on that wall  today.  They will also rebuild the chicken coop that we had built about a month ago.  It was partially destroyed during the earthquake.
  • The remarkable Heartline Sewing ladies started sewing yesterday for the first time since the earthquake.  They have already created some beautiful handmade purses which we will ship out to the States next week.  You can order a purse and by doing so help a Heartline sewing lady and her family by going to Haitian Creations and ordering a handmade in Haiti purse.  We have since the earthquake shipped out to the Haitian Creations people four bins of purses which represented our entire stock.
  • Many people are simply afraid to sleep inside a house and are choosing to sleep outside on mats or some in tents and of course there are perhaps several dozen tent cities where thousands of people are living.    Read about A Day in the Life of a Haiti Tent City

It is after 7:00 PM and I am alone at the office.  I think that I will go meet the rest of the group for some of Sam’s delicious cooking.


  1. THOMAS says:

    Hi John,Haven\’t stopped since getting back to the States. We are meeting with everyone tomorrow night who supported the trip to thank them and to give them a picture from Haiti along with 5 business cards with both Heartline and Haiti-Relief websites. We\’re asking anyone who takes the card to go to the website, read what is there and pray about contributing. We will be making a 1,000 cards next week and give everyone we meet 5 cards to pass on to others for distribution. Though we will never know for sure, our goal is to raise $100,000 in the next month.Tom

  2. Mary says:

    Amazing strength you all have. Thank you for doing all you are doing.

  3. John says:

    Clearly God is our source of strength. Tom,Thanks for staying for several extra days to help us get he clinic going. Thanks for all that you are doing.

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