I'm at the Haiti airport on my way home today for a few weeks to allow God to somehow, someway take the heart He has given me for these precious people and to pour out to the world in any capacity He will allow me, to speak for Him of the depth of intense, horrible, suffering I have witnessed while here.
While I am not a novice to the suffering of Haiti after over 30 years of rescuing and burying countless children which we continue to do therefore, I'm not speaking from a heart that has just come to grips with the suffering here after seeing it all and more! I'm going home with a heart that wants to speak and cry to the world of a condition that calls for our immediate attention as Gods people and our compassionate Americans, no matter what our circumstances, to please open our hearts our eyes, and our ears and Help.
We just cannot allow the human suffering I have seen to continue and do nothing; I know it has been only the Lord who has kept me awake these many nights. After leading our team to the mountains to see and to hear the cries, to hold Dying children while watching moms cry with pain over children who have NO water, and I mean... NO WATER.. or food. There are Thousands of victims crying out for help from a famine that has hit parts of Haiti so bad, having no rain in many areas for five to seven months and the few crops so desperately needed for survival completely all dried up!! The desperation so unfathomable to us, it's a story truly of LIFE AND DEATH for thousands that must be told! God has so filled my heart with His and told me to GO AND TELL WHAT HE HAS ALLOWED ME TO SEE AND EXPERIENCE WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW! THEY HAVE NO VOICE; WE MUST BE THEIR VOICE NOW
Most of you know us and our sincerity and our hearts for Haiti. You also know that seldom with all the daily needs of New Life, raising over 120 children and almost 30 special needs children and growing, that we ourselves have to rely on God daily and so grateful for those who whose faithful love, gifts and prayers pour into these children and also allowing us to assist and reach out to 35 other schools and orphanages who suffer terribly! How can we not help them and share? We must, even with our many needs that we have now as six new children came in from the mountains, and others with polio coming. It's hard to explain when you are pressed beyond, that the Lords voice would override all that's within what you see at hand, the vision and projects that you know are ahead at New Life and the mountains that calls you into a crisis like an earthquake or disaster, you know you must act and trust Him. It's like if you were going down the Road, like the passage of the Good Samaritan story. Yes, he had His own business and plans too but, when he saw the poor man bleeding and dying who fell among thieves. He was MOVED with compassion toward a man that would die. That's how this story is.
I don't want to be as the two others, that were so busy; they left him there to die! Thousands are crying all over Haiti for no fault of their own! This could have been my plight and my own children, "but for the grace of God, there go I"! I will end this email now as the first of two. Giving those who are touched by God to know more, and what we can do, to move on to the second email. I'm asking others to please pray for us as we move forward to some solutions. Thank you prayerfully,
Miriam FrederickLove has no border