Friday, July 29, 2011

Update #2

An excerpt from Mr. Steve:

"Today we had passing rain showers all day but the people stilled came.  We put a big tarp between the meeting hall and our truck.  That way the people could stay dry
while waiting for their turn.  We had a much smaller building today but it went very

smooth.   Our translators are from the local bible college, we have been blessed to have them with us.  We saw 200-300 people today.   We have had a few hard medical cases today, but we were able to make the correct connections with the government and get the  treatment lined up.  We gave away 2 wheel chairs and many quad canes today.  The Man was so happy about the wheel chair, his family was just praising the LORD loudly and he was crying.  They had no idea we had wheel chairs."

 It is an amazing feeling to be doing God's work and serving the needy and destitute - thank you for your continued prayers...He is moving in awesome ways and many are coming to Christ.

Doing triage...Taryn from Have Kitchen, Will Feed at right

Monday, July 25, 2011

First update 7/25

Trip going well so far...leaving Hawaii today for American Samoa.  Please pray for safe travel, and particularly that all luggage and medical supplies go through customs without a hitch.

Here are some photos from this weekend:

Convoy of Hope homeless outreach
Prayer tower worship service
For a video of singing at the worship service, follow this link.  (You will need Windows Media Player.)

Thanks for your prayers and support!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Just a few days left!

Only 3 days left!!!

First off, a huge thank you to everyone who has given so generously to support this trip.  I am deeply grateful and cannot wait to share details of my experiences with you upon my return.

As my departure on Friday draws nearer, I can't wait for this chance to bring medical care and the Gospel to the people of Samoa.  I anticipate sharing excellent fellowship with the rest of the mission team, gaining experience with a wide variety of medical conditions, and - perhaps more than anything else - seeing the looks on people's faces when we give them the attention they need.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support.