I am in Tampa Florida at the St. Joseph hospital with my Brother Bobby. His son, my nephew, had a massive heart attack and even was brought back to life in the ambulance. They have called all the family in as he of course was and still is in critical conditions. This little boy who is now 46 years old is my pride and joy. When I was a teenager I would babysit him. I would dress him up in a little sailor suit and cute little hat and off we would go in the stroller to downtown Versailles. I would take him to the Five and Dime Store and everyone would say “Well he is the cutest thing”! He had dark hair and the most beautiful eyelashes. He still does. He is struggling so much with his breathing now. When I went to see him in ICU he kissed my hand and said he loved me. I pray over him every time I go back to see him. It is so difficult for the family to see him hurting so bad. I am so thankful he is off life support but if his breathing doesn’t get better, they said they may have to put it back on. He has a long ways to go but I know the Lord is holding him in the palm of his Hand. He said that He writes our names on the palm of His Hand and so I know Bobby Baker is printed on my Father’s hands. Please keep my nephew in your prayers. They don’t want us now to go in and see him because he gets too upset wanting to talk to us. I feel like he is not only hurting so bad but is afraid as well. You know I thank God for the hospital and the machines he is on. If a Haitian had this happen he would not have any of these things to keep him alive. Thank you Lord for all the blessings!
Monthly Archives: February 2011
Well folks this is the first time I have had electricity long enough to give a shout out to ya! The water tank has a crack in it so we have had no water!! There has not been much rain so the water level is really low. I knew things were getting bad here when I got up yesterday went to the bathroom and looked down on the floor and there was a Geico looking up at me. We both just kind of stared at each other. I really thought he was going to start talking and try to sell me some insurance! At any rate, when I moved he did too and I guess he still is in my Guest Bed Room!!
13-15Are you hurting? Pray. Do you feel great? Sing. Are you sick? Call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Master. Believing-prayer will heal you, and Jesus will put you on your feet. And if you’ve sinned, you’ll be forgiven—healed inside and out. James 5:13-15 The Message
This is a video of what my Dad is working on for NWHCM. He’s been helping them build this monster building at Saint Louis as he’s one of the few men crazy enough to say he can do it! This is how they pour a ceiling in Haiti.
Last night Larry went to take a bath and “no water”! We have had no electricity for a month from the company two blocks down. We Thank God every night for EDH (the city electricity) that comes on enough to charge our batteries. I don’t want to complain too much because it is not that hot yet and many of the Haitians are still wearing jackets! I have learned so much about our congregation and they have become family. Today the little man I think looks like a little brown version of my Granddaddy Littrell was so sad. He had just gotten word that his son was bathing in the Bassin Bleu River and he drowned. Then one of our orphan girls who I have shared with you before about her emotional problems came to visit me today. She was so thin, so hollow-looking in her face. She stared mostly and didn’t smile like she used to. Sometimes the people in Haiti just cannot handle their conditions and they literally lose their mind. There is no place for them to go. A young man with a broken arm came by today. “ I’m so hungry,” he said. I gave him bread and peanut butter. Another one of our church members watches over her grandmother who is blind and is not alert. She is very old and sick but her granddaughter said “I don’t want her to die because she doesn’t know Jesus”! Our Pastor Hanson and our worship team were invited to do a special service at the Salvation Army Church. Our little mission church was well represented. We had two of our singing groups participating and three-fourths of our congregation was there. We are so blessed.
Today Handson and I were brainstorming about the future of Waves of Mercy. One thing he has really been praying about and we have prayed together about is to bring a Choir Director to our church. Handson has already talked to a Choir Director who would be willing to come. This man teaches people how to sing parts. Every place he has been-the people just love him. He charges $125 American a month. Handson and I are praying that maybe a Choir in the states would partner with us and share this expense. He said “Well Momma we could even send them a tape of us singing after we learn the songs”! So Today, we look ahead and we talk about visions for our people at Twa Riva! Must close for now– Larry is starting to use the bug spray and I can’t breathe!!
I have told you all many times that I failed potholder sewing in 4-H. I still keep trying to sew even though I know that it is not one of the gifts God gave me. I have been working on this baby quilt for two weeks. It is simple! The pattern says even a child can do it! I have sewn this quilt, ripped it out, sewn it again and now I am ripping it out! It is the trim that is giving me the problem. I have a quilt at home that a dear friend made me at the Calhoun Church we used to serve with. Her quilt was so beautiful. Stitches were straight and the trim was even on all four sides. I know mine is far from perfect but then I thought well, it still is going to keep this baby warm. Just because it isn’t perfect it still is useable. That’s me! I am so far from perfect, but I can still be usable by God. I am thinking this is the body of Christ. We all have flaws that don’t quite match up but God takes the pieces of our lives and mends them together and we become a covering of His Love.
Well getting back to my quilt, I am making baby layettes for the pregnant women in our area. When someone has a baby, we take a bag of baby clothes, diapers, powder, and lotion to the newborn. This little gift gives us a chance to invite the family to our church. It is such a blessing to see the family come and you recognize the clothes and the quilt the baby is wrapped in! I just pray whoever gets this quilt will wrap the baby in it with the wrong side out because it looks better than the front!!