Josh and I were in Wilmington last weekend celebrating my birthday with my family. We were watching TV one evening when my dad walked in and said that some surprising doors had been opened and that he was going to start getting together a limited number doctors, nurses and organizers to go to Haiti that same week to provide medical aid! As of this evening, the team has been assembled, supplies and three private planes have been donated for the trip, and we are all planning on leaving for Cap Haitien, Haiti tomorrow afternoon. Wow!
From what we understand so far, Cap Haitien is a tourist town on the northern coast of Haiti, and is about 80 miles from Port au Prince (http://www.maplandia.com/haiti/cap-haitien/). We should be a relatively safe distance from the site of the earthquake, but still close enough that we can provide much needed medical care to victims. We don't know exactly what to expect (do we ever?!) but we are prepared to do whatever we can to help the people there.
Josh and I feel particularly blessed to be able to participate on this trip as we are leaving for missions training in Colorado on February 8th. We feel that this may give us a taste of what our lives in Ecuador will be like and we cannot wait to get our feet wet! I will keep everyone posted!
Love and God Bless