Haiti,  Missions

Hands and Feet

I am praying…

Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might. (Ecclesiastes 9:10)

These girls received prostheses in Philadelphia

I am praying for my husband’s hands. Through a brief and broken phone conversation late last night, Mac informed me of the continuous flow of surgical operations he has done since his arrival in Jacmel, Haiti. Yesterday’s day lasted from 7:30 am-11 pm. The surgeries range from various fractures–hip, tibia, femur, foot–to limb amputations. Lives are being saved. I am praying that Mac and Rick, his surgical assistant, will have God’s strength and might in their hands as they continue to provide medical healing to the masses of Haitians that are lined up waiting for care.

I am praying…
How beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings of good things! (Romans 10:15)

I am praying for my husband’s (beautiful?) feet. As you can imagine, standing over an operating table all these hours has to be exhausting to Mac and Rick, not only physically but also emotionally. How does one cut off a limb to save a life without being affected with sadness and grief in the midst of the necessary care? I am praying for steadfastness as they stand on their Rock of strength, even though the ground has rumbled beneath them. (These aftershocks truly rattled Mac’s nerves at the time it happened). I am praying that their medical care will bring good things to these people. And I am praying that each patient laying on the operating table will personally feel the love of Jesus Christ through the two men standing over them.
I am thankful that Mac and Rick were able to step away from the operating table this morning and stand in a worship service together; what a privilege to praise their God along side of the hurting but hope-filled Haitians. Mac said the message of the Good News was dynamic and that many people prayed to receive Christ as their Savior. Now this is reason for each of us to get on our own two feet and jump up and down with joy!
How ironic to me (but not to God) that Mac and Rick are staying at the Hands and Feet Orphanage in Jacmel. If you would like to see where they are staying and get a closer feel to the conditions over there, please check out this wonderful organization’s web site at: http://handsandfeetproject.org/home.php. I am so thankful Mac is locking arms with these compassionate people.
For now I am praying… I am praying… I am praying. Thank you for doing the same. One thing I know for sure, when my husband gets home, I will hold his gifted hand and massage his beautiful (yes, beautiful) feet.