Saturday, June 23, 2012

Malaria and Our Team

We now know we are getting close. The team started their malaria medicine today. Two weeks from today our team will cross the South Africa/Mozambique border at Ressano Garcia and drive into the capital, Maputo.

Prayer Requests:
Medical Supplies - We are concerned about getting our medical supplies through all the border crossings without taxes, tariffs, or duty. Pray that officials allow us through without any hassles.

Visas - We are applying for Visas through the Mozambique embassy in Washington DC. Pray that this is a  swift and smooth process.

Transportation - We have had a last minute change of plans on vehicles in South Africa. We cannot use a vehicle we were hoping to. Pray that one more vehicle can be found without stress or cost.

Thanks for keeping up with us. We will be posting regularly as the trip begins on July 2.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bringing it together

We are now inside of 30 days until lift-off. Here are a few notes of update and concern:

Travel Plans
Two vehicles are driving from Wichita to Chicago. One is going through Iowa to pick up Judy, one of the RN's. The other vehicle is driving through Springfield, IL, to pick up medical supplies and Jim, another RN. Two team members, Bill & Maria, will be flying to Chicago from their respective launch points. Pray that all arrive in Chicago on time and safe.

Border-crossing Concerns
Pray that we will be able to cross international borders without incident. We will be caring a significant supply of medical equipment that will be donated to the hospital. We need to be able to cross without tariffs or duty fees.

South African Drivers
We are blessed to be partnering with Rolf Hageman of 3D - Outreach . He and another man will be driving us from Johannesburg to Maputo and Nhaloi and back again. Rolf has been a tremendous blessing. His experience and availability have made him a valuable asset.

Medical Supplies
We are in the final stages of gathering medical supplies. There are a couple of items we are having difficulty obtaining, primarily medications. The next two weeks will include inventorying and creating manifests. Thanks to all who have contributed to the gathering of the supplies including doctors, nurses, hospitals, and individuals. You know who you are.

Personal Note
One of team members has a family member battling cancer. This is a difficult time to be gone. Please pray for health and strength.
Judy McQuown is featured in her local paper and Avera Holy Family Hospital Foundation partners with Hope & Healing Africa. Read about it here