Oct 14, 2008

Do want to help me save lives?



Miracoulsly God has provided the $3330 to pay for my way to Africa!

I am continuing to raise money to meet the many needs that we will come across in addition to the expense of the travel.

If I have a patient I can not help, hopefully I can pay to send them to the hospital, or if there is a need for other meds, I could purchase them, I want to be able to buy, fruit and eggs for the orphans. There will be so many needs I can not even begin to list them all.
I plan to take pictures of the people/needs I am able to meet because of your generosity and will give you an account on what your money was able to do!
Please pray for our entire teams health, safety and that we will respond to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

Below is more information, and how you can donate:
I am so excited to write this! I want you know about what God is leading me to do. As you more than likely know, one of God's calls on my life is missions.

I currently volunteer as a Physician’s Assistant at ROC medical clinic in Oklahoma City, and in the past have volunteered in other local shelters and clinics. I grew up without health insurance and vowed even as a young girl, that I would try to provide medical care to those that could not afford it or did not have access to it.

“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”
Matthew 25:40


I have always had a burden for Africa and its people. A few days ago I was studying about Moses and his burden for the Hebrews. Moses felt inadequate and was reluctant to obey God and go back to Egypt to free his people. I feel the same way, but God is clearly is telling me to go to Sierra Leone, Africa with 4 H.I.M ministries, NEXT month! No, He did not speak to me through a burning bush as He did Moses, but I am just as sure He is speaking to me!

Through scripture, God has assured me: “I will be with you",
- Exodus 3:1
2

I trusted Him, that He could pull this all together in less than a month!
Let me give you some information on Sierra Leone (If you are the type that does not need details, please skip the next paragraphs):

Sierra Leone is the poorest country in the world, despite its richness in diamonds and minerals. The people see none of the benefits. They have been devastated by an 11 year civil war that has gained understanding by Americans only by the film “Blood Diamonds” and a book by Ishmael Beah, “A Long Way Gone,” that recounts his experience as a boy soldier. (Don't worry the war ended in 2002, and I will be safe!)

During this war, rebels burned homes and businesses indiscriminately, raped women and children, killed over 300,000 people, and caused incredible terror by amputating index fingers (“You will never be able to vote for freedom again”). Emboldened by the great fear it caused, rebels went on to amputate arms, legs, ears, and other body parts.

As a result of this genocide, many children were orphaned. While there we will minister to and serve an orphanage. (If you would like to learn more about the orphans go to www.4-him.net and click on the link "Sponsor Now". It will give you a bio for each child. It will tell you how their parents and families were killed and give details on how they became orphans.)

While we are in Sierra Leone I will be doing medical clinics, visiting villages and amputee camps. We will give every person who comes to the medical clinics an opportunity to accept Christ. Of course, we would never make this a prerequisite, I will treat any one and everyone!
We will also be providing emergency medical attention to those who need it. Last time, 4-H.I.M. went many lives were saved because they were able to take them to the hospital and pay for their care.
I am told I will treat between 400-600 people! What an awesome opportunity!


This baby's life was SAVED because the last team that went was able to provide much needed medical care!

There are only three doctors for every 100,000 people in Sierra Leone. The average life expectancy is 38 years of age; this is only 3 years older than I am! I will be the ONLY medical provider on this trip. (Hence the reason for my insecurities and doubts I mentioned, but also the great need for me to do this!) I am told I will see between 400-600 patients!!

You may be thinking "So why don't they just graduate more doctors and other health care providers?” There is a medical school in Sierra Leone, but it has only just started up again following the war, and in 2006 there were only 7 graduates, 6 of whom left for Europe or the USA.

Three types of people do mission work: those that physically take part in mission work, those that pray for and lift up missions, and those that finance the missions.

Those that do the mission work usually must fund their own way on mission trips. I need to raise over $3300 to fund my participation in this wonderful opportunity. I am asking you to prayerfully consider participating with me through your financial support. Whichever way the Lord leads you, the blessing you will receive will be the same. You will be helping me to save lives!

All financial contributions, by the way, are tax deductible!
Miracoulsly God has provided the $3330 to pay for my way to Africa!

I am continuing to raise money to meet the many needs that we will come across in addition to the expense of the travel.

If I have a patient I can not help, hopefully I can pay to send them to the hospital, or if there is a need for other meds, I could purchase them, I want to be able to buy, fruit and eggs for the orphans. There will be so many needs I can not even begin to list them all.
I plan to take pictures of the people/needs I am able to meet because of your generosity and will give you an account on what your money was able to do!

You may donate electronically at www.4-him.net Click on "donate now" at the bottom of the page. (In the comment section, please be sure to include my name so the donation will be applied to my participation in the mission.) Or you can send a donation in the mail. Every little bit will help!

Donations may be mailed to or I will come to you to get them:

Deziray Click
17412 White Hawk Drive
Edmond, OK 73012
call me at 405-408-3878

Please make checks payable to “4 H.I.M.” in order to receive a tax deduction.

I feel as Paul did when he wrote:

“Because a great door for effective work has opened to me, there are many who oppose me.”
- 1 Corinthians 16:2

I sincerely ask you to cover me continually in prayer as I prepare to go, even if you are unable to give financially to the mission. Thank you for letting me share this with you and for your consideration and help.

In His Service,

Deziray Click

5 comments:

Dana said...

Yes! I want to help out! Deziray, I am so happy to hear about this opportunity you're taking to use your many gifts to change lives. I'm praying for your team and know this will be a great trip. Love you!

The Hoppers Family said...

I am so excited for you! What a life changing trip--both yours and all of the people you will help. Keep us updated!

Keysha said...

i wish you knew how badly i want to go on this trip! i know several of the people going, and have had a heart for it for months now!!! i am so excited for you!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so proud that someone who has such a wonderful, giving spirit is my sister. You are going to profoundly change the world for these children. They deserve a chance for a full happy life and you are going to be a part of that. How amazing! Thank you for changing the world one child at a time. Super has such an amazing role model.

Anonymous said...

Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

Thumbs up, and keep it going!

Cheers
Christian, iwspo.net