"We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish," they answered.
"Bring them here to me," he said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
I was able to spend two days in Nashville, TN last week. The main purpose of the trip was to watch my Daughter perform in a singing event at her college. I also used the opportunity to visit with a couple of international Aid groups that are headquartered in the area. Both meetings went very well. One of the groups, Mobile Medical Disaster Relief, is going to begin helping send medical groups in to work with our patients and to conduct village clinics. This will be a great help for the Haitian people.
The second group I met with, Healing Hands International, is currently active in supporting aid workers in Haiti. There are a couple of areas that I am going to be able to help them with. They may also be able to answer a prayer of ours by providing a portable X-Ray machine. A huge blessing from God is that they have agreed to provide some of my financial support. This has been a constant prayer of mine since beginning this ministry. Again - God comes through! We really do serve an amazing and powerful God. Please join me in prayers of gratitude for His care and protection.
When I return to Haiti next week, I am meeting with Digicel Foundation of Haiti. They are graciously donating cell phones that will be used by the clinics and hospitals we work with in our medical supply distribution network. They are also looking at ways to support and help with the 911 emergency system being developed in the Cap-Haitien area.
I am continuing to seek new avenues of support and funds. It came to me in one of my morning prayer and quiet times that with the next disaster in the world, the bulk of the aid workers currently in Haiti will be on the first plane out. This will return Haiti to the levels of need and starvation so prevalent before the earthquake. I am committed to doing as much business management training and as many micro-loans for business start ups as funds will allow. This is the area that the majority of your donations will be going to over the next few months. In Haiti, family takes care of family. If a micro-loan can allow 1 person to eke out a living, that "living" includes the support of her or his extended family. Typically this is for a group of 20 to 30 people. Hopefully you can see the potential impact that one loan of $300 to $500 can have on a relatively large group of Haitians. Perhaps most important is the impact this has on the esteem of the recipients.
If anyone ever has any questions regarding the budget for my work in Haiti, or would like to see an accounting of the donated funds, please ask. I operate with complete transparency and will gladly provide any of this upon your request. I work with no salary and do not use any fund raising companies. Campus Church processes my donations. Their address is:
Campus Church of Christ
1525 Indian Trail Lilburn Road,
Norcross, GA 30093
Please attach a note indicating that the contribution is for Randy Moore: Haiti mission fund
God is good. He does hear our prayers and He does provide for His children. Say "yes" to Him and brace yourself for the sheer power He will display through your life. This is my testimony.
Grace and peace,