Friday, June 29, 2007

2 hours of Mayhem..and an answer to prayer

So, today I arrived home at about 1:00 from the city, as I was unpacking my car, my phone rang and it was a guy who is a part of a team headed to HCH. He was calling to let me know that they had some spare room to take some luggage for me.... oh, and that they were leaving tommorrow morning!!! Ahhhhh!!!! So, I spent the next two hours finding someone to take a big piece of luggage to the city, all the while I was literally ripping apart my spare room which has been storing my "for Haiti" collection, deciding what to pack and finding and filling every nook and cranny possible, trying to guess how much 70 lbs feels like in a huge market bag from Thailand! Somehow me and my pipes got that bag down 3 flights of stairs and into my car so I could go use the scale at the hospital...oh and here I will gloat... that bag weighed 70.3lbs!! I really thought I was WAY over the 70lb mark!! So, two hours later I sent off my lifesaver friend Anita to E-town with a bag full of stuff headed to HCH.

The amazing thing about this is, that just yesterday, I found out that there are luggage embargoes with American Airlines until August 12th(3 days after we leave!) which seriously impedes upon the amount of luggage I was planning to take. I've been really bummed out and frusterated with that turn of events for the last day, and now I am so happy and feel so blessed cuz God took care of all that in an even better way than I could have planned(which in my plans may or may not have involved a little heart to heart with someone at in American Airlines...thought I should clarify that!) Funny how things just "work out"!!!

41 more days!!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Another list update...I discovered this trick that allows me to cross things off the only took 15 attempts so easy!!! Also, some people have been asking me what things I need most, so those things are now in black font color on the list, so hopefully that gives people some direction as to the things I would really like to be able to take along with me in August...many of the other things can come with friends in November.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Just thought I would throw this out there...Haiti is not in Africa...just a little geography lesson for those of you who seem to be, say, "geographically challenged"...

Wish List Update

I am starting to have a somewhat riduculous collection of things to take to HCH...there are going to be some very astonished kids in a few weeks!! I guess a lot of you will have to come down and bring some extra luggaage!!! Thanks to all of you who have been supporting me in so many's greatly appreciated. I've removed a few things from the list as number of people have had some fun shopping!

There is a fundraising banquet for HCH in Redeer on Saturday...please pray that it will be an effective fundraiser and awareness opportunity.

56 more days!!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Prayer Requests

Pray: for Haiti and freedom from strongholds, for protection, for unity, that God would sustain me, for fluency in Creole, for wisdom and humility, for the children, staff and directors of HCH

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Haiti Children’s Home
New Kids Program Wish List

Thanks for taking the time to go over this list and see if you can help out. You will likely notice that there are some basic things that appear to be missing, but in fact we are blessed to have some things already waiting to be used. However, if you think of anything really great, or have ideas or questions, please contact me!!! The items that have numbers beside them indicate the number that we think will best benefit the group. We are happy to have used items that are in NEW condition, and garage sales are wonderful places to find treasures. If you would rather supply funds and send me shopping, that would be just fine. Thanks again for being involved with this project.

I will update this list as I collect things, so check here to see what is still needed

Play Room Supplies
- metal hot wheels type cars(not made of plastic as they don’t seem to last) (12)
-small water toys(for use with a water table) boats, funnels,etc

-plastic animals(lions, monkeys, dogs, fish, dinosaurs, etc) small and larger

-Play-Doh(anything that won’t require refrigeration-no “fruity”scents as that attracts bugs)
-Play-Doh toys, cutters, rolling pins, etc

-“View-Master” reels
-deflated soccer ball

-large flat Duplo building board
-Monkeys in a Barrel

Clinic Supplies
-preemie disposable diapers
-hand sanitizer
-adult Tylenol
-Children’s liquid Advil(or any brand)
-Children’s liquid suspension Tylenol (Tylenol brand only please)
-Dressing gauze-4x4’s and 2x2’s
-1/4” rubber bands for children’s tourniquets
-disposable ear probe covers for ear thermometer

CRAFT SUPPLIES(this list is not by any means exclusive)
-paper: construction, white, lined, etc

-markers (washable please) (4)
-wax crayons(2 large boxes)
-pencil sharpeners
-stickers(a lot of them!)
-stamps and non-toxic ink
-glue: stick(12)
-tempera paints(powder type-1 can of each color)
-water color paints(6)
-coloring books(both Bible based and misc)
-wiggle eyes
-crepe paper(streamers)
-lunch sized paper bags
-cotton balls
-tape: duct, masking, packing
-sequins, buttons, pom-poms
-lace, fringes, scrap material
-pieces of dense foam

Special Requests:
**classroom decorations: borders, posters, incentive charts, accents, alphabet train(like a long poster), etc
**Bible flannel-graph set
**quality(they need to last)clear plastic containers with tight fitting lids(shoebox size)~10
**small CD/CASSETTE player
**parachute ~$100-$150

** “100 Favorite Bible Stories, 100 Bible Songs” by Stephen Elkins
** “Play-and-Learn Bible Level 4” illustrated by Terry Julian

**BUMBO chairs (or the bebePOD knockoff’s) for our special needs kids (2)~$50

I have done some pricing out of many things, so if you would like any of that info, just ask!

This whole
"blogging" thing is very user friendly!!! I was expecting the need for some high tech know-how, but it took all of 10 minutes and here I am, "blogging"!! Sigh! I feel so accomplished!

Anyway, I'll soon be adding some Haiti related things here, and hopefully you can all get caught up with what is happening with regards to my trip.