This August, I will be joining a medical team going from Quito, Ecuador, to Haiti to help out with ongoing relief efforts in and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince after the earthquake there in January. Specifically, we will be working in a community know as Cité Soleil (City of the Sun).
It happened again today. I wasn't really expecting it, but if I had thought about what God was doing, I might have guessed that this would happen. For all of my life I have earnestly sought to walk close to God. My motto: "Not what I want, but what you want for me, oh Lord."
We are at the primary Samaritan's Purse base in Titanyen where we have housing for everyone, a helicopter base, sports fields, security, Internet access, etc. The mobile medical teams leave from here each day to various destinations. In our case yesterday the HCJB Global team went to a poor suburb known as Cité Soleil. There's a local church there, a clinic, a school and a big place of worship behind 12-foot-high walls. Today Ian and I returned to the same place with other volunteer doctors while Drs. Nelson and Nina went to Villard to treat other patients.