Thursday, 17 September 2009

The beginning

My name is Julie Briggs, I am 25 and from Bangor in Northern Ireland. From January to July 2008 I spent 6 months in Haiti with OMS international working in a small medical clinic as a physiotherapist.

I now believe God is calling me back to Haiti for the next year, to work again in the clinic as a physiotherapist. The clinic currently treats around 150-200 patients each day all the staff are christians and seek to help the people both physically and spiritually. The main aim of the clinic is to show people the love of God and in a land which is completely hopeless, give people hope in Jesus Christ.

God commands us to to into all the world to preach the gospel but also to love one another, to feed the hungry and care for the sick. And I hope to do this through working in the clinic in Haiti.

Matthew 25 v34-40
Then the King will say to those on his left, 'Come, you who are blessed by my father inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' Then the righteous will answer him saying, 'Lord when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you? And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers you did it to me.'

I am currently raising the support needed to go and hope to go in January 2010.

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