James Massie and his wife flew into Haiti the day after the earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince. It was trip they had planned as missionaries from Oak Hills Church before the earthquake hit. It was providence that we were already planning to go, Massie told me. They landed north of Port-au-Prince in the town of Cap Haitian and that is where they stayed for a week buying food and supplies for the victims as they were evacuated to Cap Haitian. The Massies returned top San Antonio last week and yesterday James Massie flew back to Cap Haitian with thousands of dollars worth of needed medical supplies and money for more food. 400 - 600 people are being relocated to Cap Haitian from Port-au-Prince every day. They are assessed medically, given an identity card and then released to family or friends.

Most Haitian homes have flat roofs, Massie told me by satellite phone when he called me from Haiti today. We're starting to see tents and tarps being set up on these roofs so people can stay there.

Oak Hills sponsors a missionary couple who live in Cap Haitian year round. Massie is working with them at a gymnasium that has been set up to process and house evacuees. Today he was making sack lunches for those who have been hospitalized. A stay in the hospital in Haiti is not like being hospitalized in the United States, Massie said. They don't feed you or give you water. We're making peanut butter sandwiches so people have some protein. We're taking that and water to the people in the hospital, he said.

Massie brought $2000 worth of antibiotics to Haiti, something that is critically needed. Any scratch can lead to a terrible infection here, he said. We are trying to treat it early with anti-biotics.

Oak Hills is raising money to pay for the haitian relief effort. The church has committed to helping supply food for evacuees staying at the gym

We will help supply food for two days a week. They will feed them one hot meal a day of rice and beans which is their staple.

One meal a day is normal for Haitians. For some, they only eat a meal every other day. Massie said.

Massie and his wife have been doing missionary work and bringing medical teams to Haiti for 20 years. The couple makes three to four trips a year to the impoverished island.

The love and the spirit of these people keeps bringing me back, Massie said. Now through the devotion and hard work of James Massie, Haitians are experiencing the love and giving spirit of San Antonians.

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