Monday, November 15, 2010

I wish I was going

My friend, Cindy Heyne, leaves on Tuesday with a medical mission team headed back to Haiti.  Cindy may be short in stature (she can't be more than 5' tall) but she's certainly not short on compassion.   She serves the people of Haiti passionately, organizing and leading several medical mission trips there each year through Oaks of Righteousness Ministry, a small non-profit organization that operates out of her home.    There's nothing fancy about Oaks.  It's your classic bare-bones organization that puts every last dime of their money into ministry.  No salaries, no rent, no overhead. Each participant pays their own way and contributes to the cost of medical supplies. Cindy is a RN who works as a home health nurse to support her  ministry and allow her the flexibility to make frequent trips to Haiti.  Everything about the ministry of  Oaks is a testimony to good stewardship. 

I wish I was going with them on Tuesday.  The truth is that I lack the skills most needed in Haiti right now.  It's folks with medical and construction skills that can be of the most help and I come up short in both of those areas.  I'd be honored to empty bedpans or clean up vomit in the cholera camp but those are things that the locals can do and they need the work.  The most useful thing that I can do is to earn some money and support the work that these missionaries are doing.  As much as I'd like to again be one of the "sent ones" as Cindy calls them, right now I can be a "sender."

How about joining me in praying for this team as they serve in Haiti from November 16th - 23rd?

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