New Haiti baby born and Kipling poetry

Yes, Ray is STILL there in Haiti!  He can’t get a plane out of there. The latest news is that he just delivered a baby in Haiti at the medical clinic! 

When he told me there was a very pregnant woman there in the tent city, I sensed he’d be delivering the baby and was praying for God to help him. He has delivered babies before in his 20-year profession as a critical care paramedic, but in unsanitary conditions like Haiti’s right now, it’s riskier. However, the mom and the baby are doing well:

“Net down last 2 days. Saintos Balkis, baby girl, born 1150 PM 08 Feb, 6 lbs, 7 oz. Mom and baby discharged at 3AM, no complications. Parents asked me to give her a name. Balkis was Queen of Sheba in poem by Kipling. My address: Morningstar Christian Academy, Delmas 31, RH Luchaurd, PAP”

Leave it to Ray to name a baby from a poem by Kipling, LOL!

Today at church we prayed for a plane for Ray and for the EMT helping him.  My mother-in-law, Judy, knows a friend who has a plane going into Haiti this week, so we are praying that will work out. Meanwhile, we are praying that his boss here in the U.S. is very understanding, as Ray was scheduled to be at work on Weds. of this week and yesterday. 

Sometimes God’s plans are different from our own. We are on His timetable, not ours.

“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope.” (Psalm 130:5)

This medical missions trip came from our personal funds and through Ray’s medical-security missions organization SEMSAR.  To donate via Paypal, click here.

Poem “If” by Kipling. It’s beautiful, if you can get past this man’s bushy eyebrows and moustache, lol:

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