We would like to begin this post with a tribute to Sam Dixon who died in the earthquake in Haiti this past week. He served as the Executive Director of UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), and was in Haiti meeting to help expand health care in Haiti. We had talked on the phone a few times and met just a couple of times, yet he deeply affected our lives. We do not have any more words to offer at this time – others knew him better and others have written better – yet we wanted to make it known that we will miss him, his life’s passion and his life’s work. (If you would like to give to the relief efforts in Haiti, then we recommend the following two organizations. UMCOR, who have worked in Haiti for decades, guarantees that 100% of the funds donated will go to the relief effort on the ground. Their link: http://www.umcor.org. The next organization was started by our friends the Clays, and their house has been turned into a clinic during this time. Check out their website for more info and to donate: http://www.apparentproject.org.)
We also would like to update you on our transition process. Our discussions with GBGM regarding our next posting have been delayed because of their need to respond to earthquake in Haiti.
Thank you again for your prayers, your patience, and your continued support.
Ceara, Court and Dan