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Monday, November 12, 2012


I'm sure that you have gathered from my lack of entries that the internet connection was sketchy the last few days of my trip. So now I write from the comfort of my own home as I try to process the past few days. My first thoughts are of thanks. Today, I am especially thankful for my coffee that I don't have to chew. I can get on the internet without any trouble. I can stick my toothbrush under the running water in the sink. I can take a hot shower and the electicity will probably remain on. I can throw my toilet paper into the toilet, not the trash can next to it. I can drive on a smooth paved road and not worry about people weaving in and out around me in all directions. I can easily talk to the cashier at Meijer, there is no language barrier and I don't have to calculate the total into Riel. I can sleep without wondering if there is a spider or some other insect in my room. All of these inconveniences definately create memories. And for me, they are good ones. I never mind the differences in the culture when I am in the midst of it. It is worth in order to connect with the people who stole my heart in January.

As I reflect on the short moments that I spent with them, I hope I was able to reveal to them how proud of them I was. They have made such strides in confidence and skill in such a short time. I hope they sensed how much I care for them. I wanted them to know that they are changing lives in Cambodia as much as we are in the States. I feel incredibly blessed that God has allowed my path to cross with theirs. I don't think anyone can ever fully understand my thoughts, but I hope you have gathered a glimpse of why I have chosen to spend the majority of my time pouring into such an amazing ministry. Luke 12:34 states "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012



As I reflect on Wednesday, it once again seems like a blur! I try to think about what my most imactful moment was to share, and I have a hard time choosing. I think about the group and what I think is touching their hearts the most and I realize that everyone's "moments" are different!

After breakfast we went to one of the community schools. We met with the headmaster and brought school supplies for the teachers. As we are sitting around this table, they provide us with bottled water and noticed that we were all sweating so bad, so they started scrambling around for fans. They were bending over backwards for us. A gal named Sally in our group asks amazing questions, so she starting inquiring details about the school, the teachers, the students. You could tell that she was enjoying the "moment". In the mean time, I am still processing the fact that they have so little at this school, yet they broke out 10 water bottles for us. I knew they needed that water more than I did, but you better believe that I drank it(yes, it was safe water) It is hard to be on the reciving end of things sometimes, but I was not about to rob them of this "moment".

We then took one of the students who has just recently been placed in Theary's orphanage back to her home so we could meet her family. She wants to go school, but her family cannot afford it and they need her to work to help provide for the family. They had heard about Theary's orphanage and asked for help. The young girl is now in school with hopes for a future. As we drove toward her home, I saw her eyes light up as she sotted her house in the distance. She waved to her friends along the road that she is now distanced from, but she also had this joy in her eyes. We arrived and greeted her parents. She didn't appear to be sad. She was proud and excited for this opportunity! I felt so blessed to be able to share her "moment"!

Another gal in our group is a photographer. She is married but does not have any children and she had shared with me that in the past kids have made her uncomfotable at times. She just doesn't know what to do with them.Well, because she is here with me, we have an entire day that is mainly focused on the school and the orphange, so unfortunately she was going to be surrounded with kids all day. Of course, at the beginning of the day, one of the small kids grabbed her hands and wanted her to run down the path with her. Aimee let her guard down and went with the flow and I could just see in her smile that she was enjoying her "moment".

Moments are what revive me and give me such incredible joy! It has been great to remove myself from MY life for a week to remember to enjoy "moments" both here and when I get back home!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


It's only Monday?? One word has described our trip...Busy! When you face the reality that this may be the only time that someone may be in Cambodia, you want them to see and experience as much as possible, so we have been given a very full itinerary .I suppose that is why I feel like I have been here for a month! (Not that I mind that!) But...I do apologize that you haven't had too many glimpses of my journey thus far. I had so many people request that I keep up on our blog so I will try to bring you up to date.

 We just left Battambang, Cambodia. It is the home of the Green Mango Cafe. When Jeremy and I were there in January, the restaurant was still under construction. The girls who had been chosen to be in the program "practiced" their waitressing skills on us as we were their very first customers. The Green Mango was where I first connected and fell in love with the girls. Jeremy and I now sponsor some of them in the culinary program there, so when I stepped foot in there yesterday, it was not a surprise that I lost total control of my emotions! The place was amazing! The restaurant looked fabulous. The girls had grown so much in their skills and seemed so confident. I was told a couple of them are thinking of being baptized! I was so proud of the strides they had made. I have said many prayers for them and Ryana(the 24 year old gal from Tennessee who serves as the live-in chef at the Green Mango)! I am so thankful for The work that CGI is doing in this country and I am feeling incredibly blessed to have an opportunity to be back here!


Friday, November 2, 2012

Home Sweet Home

It is hard to believe that it was only less than a year ago that I was in this country! When I stepped off that airplane it sure did not fell like I had only been here once! Cambodia has stolen my heart. My heart is broken for these people and this country. My senses were immediately drawn back to the sights and smells that have been forever engraved into my soul. To some degree, I felt like I was back home.

We are currently at the Encore Angkor Guesthouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I have only seen the beautiful entry and my room. I am watching the staff work so hard to make sure that we are well taken care of and have a nice breakfast before we start our day. After living on an airplane for 24 hours, I am perfectly content to just sit in this entry and take it all in. The owner of the guesthouse has a special intrest in lilies, so I'm sure you can imagine how beautiful it smells.

Today we will do all of our "tourist" activities as we visit the ancient temples of Angkor Wat and then take a small boat to a river market. Even though I am not a history buff, I enjoy seeing how Cambodia's past has affected these people so much. I am thankful that HIS mercies are new every morning and that he has given us all a chance at a fresh start!

I am using these next 10 days to focus on reenergizing and refueling my soul...a fresh start:-) I don't think it's going to take much, for I know that I was given this soft spot for Cambodia for so many reasons. So, I hope you enjoy the special glimpse of my thoughts and heart that you will experience as you follow along this week!

Friday, April 6, 2012


Young or old, it doesn't matter! It is so hard to describe the emotions that you are faced with when you go on a short term mission trip. Your eyes see things that they have never seen and your heart feels things that it has never felt. These emotions are difficult to handle when you are an adult. I know the children that came to Nicaragua this week are really struggling with what to make of the memories and experiences that they had this week. There were lots of tears shed as we said our goodbye's. The kids became so attached to their new friends and their hearts just broke when they grasped the fact that they don't have solid parental figures like themselves. They all want to come back and visit and do whatever they can to help them.

Someone in our group referenced Matthew 19:14 where Jesus says,"Let the little children come to me...". How blessed our "little children" are to have been given an opportunity to go to Nicaragua in the name of Jesus!

It was humbling to see our kids' hearts broken over the need for Jesus. We are comforted by the fact that these kids are taught about Jesus on a daily basis through the ministry that has been started down here. I am grateful that the Holy Spirit challenged us to step out of our comfort zone and bring our kids! To God be the Glory!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The fun side of Nicaragua

Yesterday we had a chance to zip line with 11 of the teenage orphans, our group, and the 2 groups of high schoolers down here! 75 of us in all. It was a blast! No waivers! We paid after! Blake and Belle got to go down by themselves! We did superman, upside down, and bouncing all the way down. No way we could do any of it in the US! It was very safe, double line, 2 hooks each, hooked in at all times even walking in the trees. The best part was that our driver for the week got to go down with us! He is 40ish and had never been before!
Then we drove up to a lake in the crater of a volcano! After some carsickness, we came upon a beautiful oasis of flowers, bungalows, restaurant, and swimming. They had a 10 foot platform that we jumped off and a floating dock that we almost sank! The best part of the day was when I got to help the girl we have been closest with swim to the platform! She is not a good swimmer and "had much fear"! She trusted me so much after 5 days that she even tried to swim by herself back and forth 3 times! That is the kind of impact we want to have on kids everywhere!
Alyssa got to spend the night with the missionaries who live here and their 15 year old daughter last night! She got to experience real life in Nicaragua!
We can't wait to come back here already!

For him,
Jeremy and the gang

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Blood sweat and tears

The boys and belle painted all morning while Jaime and Alyssa visited the House of Hope that rescues girls who have been trafficked. As you know from Cambodia, Jaime and I have already seen how only Jesus can heal these girls! All poor countries have the same problems.
I was an extremely proud dad again today! The kids have been so awesome the whole trip! This morning, Belle got her bag out on her own and colored with some of the orphans. Then she gave them her finger puppets and showed them how they worked! The kids wore them all afternoon! She handed out candy and gum all on her own!
We painted a school where the orphans attend. I am pretty sure the kids painted themselves as much as the walls. Blake scratched himself on the wall and was bleeding. He was so brave he just taped it himself with the masking tape we were using! We worked really hard all morning and then the reinforcements came! 30 high schoolers!
We walked into the hills around the orphanage and invited the community to Tuesday night service. We prayed with the families as they invited us into their homes-sticks and tin! Then at church, the pastor called all our kids up front and prayed over them. He was so proud of these little kids who came to Nicaragua to serve other kids! Talk about a tearjerker! Then at the end of service, Jaime lost it hugging and praying with a 14 year old we have become attached to. Belle saw mommy crying and it was over! We hugged and sobbed. We all feel bad that they don't have parents to love on them every day like us!
The oldest girl told us today the best thing about the orphanage was that they introduced her to Jesus! It is awesome to know she has given her life and dreams over to Him! That is what it is all about!
Thanks to all of you who support Christian orphanages around the world! They truly do make an eternal difference in the kingdom!

For Him,

Monday, April 2, 2012

Alyssa's view

This is Alyssa, the oldest Roscoe child. My mom asked if I wanted to write the blog entry tonight and I agreed to tell you about my day. Today we visited a children's hospital to visit some kids in a cancer ward. It truly was a life changing experience. I met some amazing kids! There was one girl who was 6 yrs old who had throat cancer and AIDS. The doctor said that she is in so much pain that most kids would be crying, but she was so brave that she didn't cry. It was really hard to see her mother in the room crying for her though. She has been there for 7-9 months and in a room with no air conditioning or TV. It made me think how grateful we are to live in the United States. I wish I could have helped her so much more than handing her a coloring book. We prayed for her and I hope God will help her be in less pain and show her that He is with her all the time.

We have also been hanging out at an orphanage and helping paint a school. When I was trying to get to know the girls at the orphanage, I asked to paint their nails. After I painted some of the girls' nails, one of them wanted to paint mine. I liked it so much more when she painted mine than when I painted hers.

God is really showing me how much the kids just want to play with us. Even though we can't talk, it is still easy to interact with them.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mission Work Is Not Just for Grown Ups

All SIX Roscoe's have made it to Nicaragua despite Satan's attempts to keep us away! God has given us an amazing opportunity to travel on a short term mission trip to Nicaragua. We are with a few other families that share our passion in exposing our children to extreme poverty and allowing God to use us to spread the Good News of Jesus!

Today was our first full day and I have to say that my heart is full as I lay my head down to rest. I am content and satisfied that my entire family was able to "love on" some underpriveledged children today. A simple game of indoor soccer, jump rope, or monkey in the middle will put a smile on a child's face that will be imprinted on your heart forever. How blessed I feel that my own children are able to take part in it!

We visited a government subsidized community and prayed over the residents as we handed out food. Numerous comments were made that it was so nice to see American children! Some of them could not stop touching Belle's bleach blonde hair:-) I was touched that so many of the Nicaraguans were so thankful to us for sacrificing our time and being willing to bring our families to pray over them! There are no words to describe the feeling as a parent when your 7 year old stands in a Nicaraguan home and prays over the family for protection and for them to look to Jesus!

God is at work in all the earth...I am so thankful that he has given Jeremy and I a desire to be used by HIM as we journey to some of the poorest countries of the world. Thanks for prayers!

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Although I am glad to be coming home to see my family, I definitely left something behind in Haiti.  There is so much to be done and so many people to help that it overwhelms you.  I am thankful that I can continue in the same efforts for my patients in Greenwood, some of which need a lot of help as well!  It is a blessing to be in the medical field where we can touch people’s lives every day.  It will be hard to adjust back into the American culture.  We ate lunch at TGI Fridays at the Miami International Airport.  There is not even a restaurant in Grand Guave where we stayed!  One of the guys with us has a child he sponsors who lives close to the mission house.  We visited yesterday and Nana was cooking dinner for the neighborhood.  People pay her a little money to eat if they can.  If not, then they will just pay her when they get the money!  The Haitian people take care of each other.  I think of the disciples when they started the church and sold all that they had and pooled their money to support those who needed it.  If we were only that giving in America today!  We choose to give only our extras and after we get everything WE want.  These people have nothing and still give whatever they can scavenge to others.  One of the nurses on the trip sponsors a little girl who was buried for 3 days  along with her mother and 6 week old sister after the earthquake.  Her father was fishing when the quake hit, and ran back to the house to find his family.  He dug for those three days until he found his wife, dehydrated, broken arm, shoulder, leg, and ankle hovered over her newborn baby protecting her.  The first words out of her mouth were to find the other child who was buried too.  Dr. Bill and Dr. Doug took care of them  then and continue to help out now.  A church in Indy sponsored a new house for the family, and all are healthy now!  There are 100 great stories just like that from Haiti.  I would love to share them all with you.  I will be back, that is for sure!  We would love to take you with us!  Let me know if you have any interest.  If you can’t go, then you can continue to live through our HEALTH team.  We did a devotion on the body of Christ- one person is a hand, one a head, one and eye, one a leg.  We can all do different things to help those in need-more to come on how you can help out with prayer and donations!  God bless you and thank you for taking this journey with me!

For Him,

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Haitian medicine

Today we took care of a 7 month old baby who was born at 28 weeks in a Haitian hospital.  She had a colostomy and urostomy at birth done by Haitian doctors due to complications and her anatomy.  She was seen at the Lifeline clinic in september on the brink of death and given fluids and antibiotics after the Haiti hospital discharged her.  Patients can't stay at the clinic overnight because it isn't a licensed hospital, so she had to go home every night. After a week of daily love and IV fluids, the team left not knowing if she would live or not.  The mom is only 16 years old, but deeply loved her baby.  After 5 months and much prayer, the baby came in to see us today.  The nurse who took care of her was back on this trip and extremely happy to see her.  She was born at 2 pounds and SEVEN months later is only 4.5 pounds.  She had a fever and has not been eating very well.  After questioning the mom further, we found out she has been hospitalized at the local hospital since November 17!  The hospital can't do much for her, or they don't know how!  The baby can barely eat from a bottle, so the mom has been spoon feeding her every 3 hours the last five months.  Her temperature was 103 and she was screaming nonstop.  She still has her ostomy open to air and not covered.  They don't have any supplies for that in Haiti.  She has a cataract over one eye and is most likely blind.  We gave her some ibuprofen and tylenol which made her feel a lot better.  We taught the mom how to feed through an NG tube and gave her some preemie formula to take back to the hospital for tonight.  Who knows what kind of treatment she is getting.  We will see her again tomorrow, but then we have to leave Haiti!  There is nobody else to help care for this poor tiny baby.  I can't help but think of the care we get in the US and cry about the future of this mom and baby.  To have to tell a 16 year old mother that her baby will never see and probably never walk and be a normal child is one of the hardest things a doctor has to do.  Especially when, in my mind, I was thinking this wouldn't have happened if she lived in the US.  We are truly a blessed people!  God chose us to be born and live in the USA-not because we are more important or more worth it or sin less or anything else you can think of-just because.  Let us never forget that and CHOOSE to give back to those less fortunate than us!

For Him,

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


So what a cool experience today.  We took a bin of meds and supplies to a church sponsored by Lifeline today.  We got there at 8am and there were 30 people sitting in the pews already.  Miriam was our Haitian nurse and was a blessing.  She got everyone lined up and in order for us.  We saw about 70 patients in 6 hours!  I saw all of the children and their moms/grandmas and a couple of our nurses took care of the other adults with my help as they needed me.  We were in the back room of their church which is open air in the front.  The room has no tables and about 10 chairs.  We used a desk and small stand to write on.  An old cardboard was placed on top of some chairs to make a pharmacy.  That is how everything works here-we just make due with whatever we have and improvise.  We treated a lot of skin infections and high blood pressure along with some urinary tract infections.  These women are amazing.  We sent her out to pee in a cup and she came back in, no joke, 2 minutes with a full cup.  She just went around the corner and peed in the open air!  I have seen 3 or 4 women who are taking care of another baby whose mother died!  They are raising someone elses child instead of sending them to an orphanage!  The love these people show is inspiring.  I danced with a 10 year old boy and sang bible songs.  We pray with each patient as they leave, but today an old man prayed for all of us instead! 
We got to go back to church at the same place tonight.  One of our group preached a great sermon on how deep and wide and long and high God's love is.  I saw the pastors child in clinic yesterday, so he remembered me.  They had 4 women and 4 men sing a song, you're all I need, in english.  It was neat to see them trying to relate to us.  Then we came back to the house for brownies and ice cream!  We are really roughing it! 
God is doing some amazing things here.  Wish you all could see it!

For Him,


Monday, February 27, 2012


There is something to be said about praying with someone else for their needs.  It is hard when you can't see the end result, but challenging to make it real and encouraging with 40-50 patients a day.  We pray with each family after we treat them.  Many times I get to see a mom and 2-3 kids at one time.  I haven't seen anything jaw dropping yet, but I am amazed at the Haitian people.  We don't have a ton of meds, but we give away all that we do have.  All the things we have readily available at home are luxuries here and too expensive even if they did have them for most of the people here.  I have learned a few Creole phrases!  I had 2 kids who I couldn't get to smile today-probably the most frustrating event of the day.  The clinic was full at 6am of people wanting to be seen.  They waited there some until 5pm when we finished seeing them!  And no complaining at all.  The patience and gratitude the Haitian people show is inspiring.  Although I wouldn't ask any of my patients at home to wait 10 hours to see me, it really shows how important the time you do spend with them is.  I wish we could pray with each of our patients at home too!  We are all exhausted tonight!  A great day for the Lord.  I am continually impressed with the staff and veterans and how they give all the credit to God for everything we do.  I get to go mobile tomorrow.  We are taking a team to a school 30 minutes away and treating everybody who can't make it to our clinic.  Pray that I can remember all my adult medicine from med school!  Unfortunately that is all these people will get!  The best part of the day was praying with a woman who has fallen away from the church.  I spoke with her about how Jesus forgives us over and over for all the wrong things we do.  Every sin we commit is forgiven if we just ask Him.  I prayed for her children saying that God has blessed her with them and given her the responsibility to raise them and teach them about Jesus every chance she gets.  I pray that we will all remember that with our own families!

For Him,

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Why is it that church in foreign countries always lasts 2.5 to 3 hours?  We always complain if our service goes longer than an hour and fifteen minutes!  We had church this morning at 9am, same as back home.  We are on the same time as Indiana.  The cutest group of kids came up to sing.  3 girls had solos and they really hammed it up!  How fun to see.  They had some teenagers playing instruments too-saxophones, trumpets, clarinet, drums, piano.  They played Lord I Lift Your Name on High.  They were fun to watch.  The most interesting part of service was the prayer time.  Everyone prays at the same time out loud, but they all pray their own prayer.  So 200 people are all praying at once-mass chaos.  The cool thing is that God hears every single prayer all at once with no problem!  How awesome is our god!  I bet that is what the people felt at Pentecost when they heard Peter in their own tongue.  Now I couldn't understand a lick of what they were saying, but you know what I mean.  5 women came up front at the altar call at the end of service to be saved.  Pray that it was sincere and heart felt.  Pastor Luke taught us today.  One of our interpreters from clinic interpreted while he spoke.  He talked about how humble Jesus was and how wise he was.  The communion had some kick to it!  I was impressed that the assistant pastor encouraged everyone to take the bread and cup carefully with right hearts and minds.  He explained that when we have unconfessed sins or habitual sins, they get in the way of our communion.  We can actually defile the whole act of communion if we come with the wrong heart.  We ate and drank together just like at home.  The offering is special too.  They pass a bag to give offering.  Remember that 80% of Haiti is unemployed, they make $1/day, but you still saw change going into the purse!  We just talked in church about how much more the poor person gives when they donate at church and have nothing.  The rich think that their money means more because they give more, but God wants us to give out of our poverty remembering that He gave it to us to begin with.  After service we spent time hugging and holding our Haitian friends.  A lot of the sponsored kids were there as well.  There is no sunday school-the kids sit in service and pay attention for the most part for the full 3 hours!  It is always good to worship with other believers.  Now to see 2 countries church services both unique but much the same, I am overwhelmed and lucky that God has so blessed me with these opportunities.  I can't wait to go to church in Nicaragua on spring break!  God bless you all and good night.

For Him,



Saturday the sponsored children came to meet their sponsors.  Many of these kids have been sponsored for many years by the group that comes down, so they know the whole family.  Even after they graduate out of the program, they still have a sweet relationship with their sponsors.  Sponsors bring gifts down including food, clothing, balls, dolls, and toys.  These are the only clothes some of these kids get all year.  Shipments are made quarterly from the states with care packages.  You can see the joy in the faces of these children as they run to meet their sponsor and jump into their arms!  They are getting a Christian education and have food every day as well as medical care.  Some of the sponsors have built houses for their sponsored children’s families.  $4500 can build an earthquake proof house for a family.   You can actually help build the house while you are here.  The steel rebar used is made on site at Lifeline.  The block is made here, and the roof is cut out.  Lifeline workers then help build a foundation with the family helping dig and haul sand and gravel for the concrete mixing.  At the end of the week, these houses will be dedicated  and prayed over so God can help to sustain the families.  That is what I call taking care of a family.  Some family friends of ours had the opportunity to build a house a few years ago.  They had some extra money from a few insurance claims and some other things came through, and they didn’t know what to do with it.  They prayed for a way that God could use it instead of them spending it on something.  The amount came out to just the right number to build a house with Lifeline, so they sent it down and changed the lives of a family forever!  That is inspiring!  God will bless them infinitely more for spending His money on His Kingdom.  What a selfless and kind act-not surprising though given the wonderful family in the first place.  I pray the Holy Spirit would lead some of you to bless a family by sponsorship or go together on a house-maybe even come down to help on it!

For Him,


We saw a girl from the Lifeline orphanage on Saturday with large dangling keloids on both earlobes.  They looked like ear rings literally!  Dr. Bill numbed them and removed them with only local anesthetic in the clinic.  She did great lying very still the whole time.  She also got glasses while she was there.  What a life changing day for a 12 year old abandoned Haitian girl!  She saw Jesus love in a different way than ever before.  She has always been beautiful in Gods eyes, but now she can be beautiful in her own mirror as well.  Praying for each child is as rewarding as fixing their problem.  They don’t really need us- they need a Savior!  Lifeline gives these kids and their families a wonderful opportunity to attend church and hear the Gospel as well.  There are at least 3 or 4 churches they sponsor in the area.  Many young people in their schools go on to become pastors and work in the churches.  Lifeline gives these kids and their families hope for a better tomorrow.  In the US, we all have that opportunity and hope.  We are in the top 1% of the entire world!  Our poor and homeless have it better than the middle class here.  Hope starts with each one of us-right now.  Please pray with me for that hope to be spread and ways to spread it!

For Him,

The Roof

If you haven’t read the book, “The Roof”, then you should.  It is the story of how Dr. Doug Harty and Dr. Bill Rutherford (Dr. Doug and Dr. Bill around here) came down to Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.  On top of the main building where we sleep and eat is a flat roof where you can hear the sounds of Haiti and get a beautiful view of the stars and sky at night.  That is where we have devotions at night and then hang out to talk and share stories.  Dr. Harty posted his blog and e-mailed folks from around the world from the roof.  This has truly been the highlight of my trip so far!  Hearing Doug and Bill recount the stories of years past on the mission field, the good, bad, and ugly, has been inspiring.  Many of the people on this mission trip also came down shortly after the Quake.   I feel like I have wasted the last 15 years of my life by not being on the mission field. I have all the same excuses that you do.  I pray that God will break down those barriers that keep us from supporting the Great Commision- to take the Gospel to Jerusalem(Greenwood), Judea(Indiana), Samaria(US), AND TO THE UTTERMOST PARTS OF THE EARTH!  There are many ways to get involved- go, pray for a missionary, support one financially, help raise money for one, support a child monthly, tell others about opportunities.  I asked God for wisdom to help me know where and how I can get involved along with Jaime.  He has more than abundantly blessed me with relationships with those who are doing and have been doing missions for 20+ years.  I am constantly getting ideas and advice about how God can use me for His Glory.  Thanks for your prayers!  Lift up the Haitian people and pray for revival to continue.  The Gospel has spread even more in Haiti since the Earthquake.  I am amazed at how thankful people are that God spared their life even though their house and family members were destroyed and killed.  They don't complain about their circumstances.  Instead they are thankful for what God has provided.  We can all take a lesson from that!

For Him,