Medical & Spiritual Relief Work in Port Au Prince, Haiti

Hello my friends, I want to thank everyone who support JSL Ministries, Inc. – you made it possible for me to go to Haiti to help the over a million people who were devastated by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit them on January 12th. I led a team of doctors from the In His Image Family Medicine Residency Program in Tulsa (www.inhisimage.org). We were the first medical team on the ground in downtown Port Au Prince, where the epicenter of the earthquake hit. I encourage everyone to go to my Facebook page (Joel S. Leitch) to look at many of the pictures I took while we were there. Since we were the first doctors there we immediately began treating absolutely horrible injuries, most of which would have had people in the United States admitted into the intensive care unit of most hospitals. We treated horrible gashes & punctures & crush wounds the people sustained by concrete buildings falling on them, and trapping many of them for extended periods of time. There were numerous reports from people who had lost their entire families in the quake – mothers would share that they had lost several of their children, etc. It was truly horrible. We did not have any general anesthesia  so the days were filled with screams and crying as we cleaned & sutured their wounds. We also amputated about 100 various body parts. In the midst of it all there was still reason to rejoice! Several hundred people accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior! We also delivered several babies which we interpreted as God’s way of saying that He wasn’t done with Haiti yet – it was amazing to see the new life come out of such total destruction.

None of this would have been possible without your prayers and financial support. There is still much to do in this world – I ask each of you to support the ongoing outreach efforts of JSL Ministries, Inc. with your prayers and financial support. You can support us financially by simply pressing one of the “Donate” buttons on this website. I encourage you to consider being a monthly financial supporter – that helps us plan ahead as we consider what God would like to accomplish through us in the future. Feel free to contact us if you have any prayer requests, comments or questions.

Thank-you so much and may God richly bless each of you, Pastor Joel

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