Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday, January 15th

Hi Everyone,

We have been asked to conserve all resources, including power, so we will not be in as much contact as before. A nightly blog will still be done and individual team members may email once a day, but we are trying to save diesel for the generator.

God bless you today!



  1. Im sitting here right now looking at this and crying.Im a 31 year old man.If there was anyway I could go down and help(Im stay@home parent)I would in a heartbeat.Is there anyway for anyone here in NS to contact you?

  2. Thinking & praying for all you. Tell Brian.B that his girls say hi!& that we miss him..his parents & the guys from work all say hi!!!
    God Bless

  3. Tell Dad please that Heather is really needing to hear from him soon.

  4. Locally here in Yarmouth, people are working hard to get money, food, water, clothing, blankets etc. to Haiti. See for details or check with the Wesleyan or New Life churches.


  5. Heidi,

    We are praying for you!! This must be so hard on the kids, but God will use this to shape their lives I am sure. Looking forward to hearing you are all here and safe. It's a strange feeling having you guys there in this awful time, feels like part of our hearts is there with you. This tragedy has really has changed one's perspective of life, it's frality, and what is really important in the grand scheme of things.
    Love and prayers,

  6. Our thoughts go out to you Tim and your group.

    Stay safe!

    Peter Morin

  7. Hi Gerry and gang

    Watching and reading all we can in anticipation of knowing that all is well you. I know you are determined to finish what you started and then some. Don't forget to take care of yourself. Our prayers with you all and for your safe return.

    Loves ya

    Wanda and Roland

  8. Be safe, guys... you are surrounded with prayers right now... Keep on being Jesus' hands and feet to the people and we'll keep holding you up.

    Karen & Jeff

  9. Take care and thanks for the continued updates. It's heart-warming to see positive work happening when all we see on the news is the devastation.

  10. Bev Nachtigall from NanaimoJanuary 15, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Please someone down there give my friend Karen a hug for me, and I am praying for all of you down there and all Haitian people. God bless you and keep you all in his care. I will send what I can.

  11. Hi Tim,

    Bell Aliant CEO Karen Sheriff sent the following message out today (edited)
    - Bell Aliant has donated $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross for Haiti relief.
    - We have Provided satellite phones on the Navy ships traveling to Haiti
    - Bell Aliant Pioneers are on standby to operate a temporary contact centre for the Red Cross
    - Long distance calling cards have been supplied free of charge to Haitian students studying at Université de Moncton
    - Priority messaging has been placed on providing a direct link to the Red Cross for donations.

    I sent a quick note to Karen to thank her and let her know that we have one of our own down there helping. We are all very proud of you and the HATS team. Stay safe!

    Phil Cousins

  12. Tim,

    Earlier today, one of your colleagues proudly sent me a link to your team’s blog, following a message that I posted about Bell Aliant’s $25K contribution to the Haiti Relief Fund. I wanted to send you a quick message to applaud you and your family’s efforts to help others during this tragic time. Good luck with both the work that you travelled to Haiti to accomplish, as well as the relief efforts that are so obviously needed. Keep us posted and stay safe.

    Karen Sheriff
    President & CEO
    Bell Aliant

  13. Heidi,

    So happy hear that you, Tim and the kids (as well as the team) are all well and doing so much good among such devestation. Take care and have a safe trip home when you are able.

    Belinda, Brian, Nick and Maddie

  14. David Boudreau/Enterprise Solutions Design/Bell AliantJanuary 15, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    Hey Tim,

    Paul Nelson sent us a note. Glad to hear everyone with you is alright. Stay safe. Safe travels.


  15. hi,yarmouth team just want to commend you all on the good work you are doing.were all anxious for you to come home.praying for colton could you send us a email tonight we could use one.we miss you and love you.joey & tracey.

  16. We here in Oshawa are praying for the Team, Tim My husband and I attend your Dads church while in Yarmouth, Saw them on TV waiting anxiously to hear that their prayers were answered, I was going to Mission Circle here in Oshawa Ont.the next day, Our prayers were with the team, Then Thur. I attended a ladies group and we gave praises to our Lord for your safty and for the work you are doing led by our Lord. God Bless Love in Christ Marjorie and Buzz.:)
    Marjorie & Buzz!

  17. There will be a Yarmouth Ministerial Community Prayer meeting on Monday at 6:30pm. It will be held at The Salvation Army on Brunswick St. Spread the word. Everyone is invited to come along. Gerry, if you and your team have specific prayer requests, please let us know. And with so much coverage through this blog site alone, it would be awesome if other congregations throughout Canada would join us for prayer! Janice & Peter

  18. Heidi, Tim and family,

    We are thinking of you all often when we see the photos and devastation that is being shown on every channel during the news. We can only imagine how much we aren't seeing. We pray that you, your family and all the rest of the team get out safely and home soon. We also pray for your continued safety and for the strength to be able to deal with the things you will see, smell and experience before you get home. God be with you all and continue to be your Guide through all that you do. We care about you and are thinking of you all.

    Still in our prayers,
    Heather & Rod Laybolt

  19. Tim,

    I am glad to hear that you and your family and the HATS team are safe. Please take care and I wish you a safe return home.

    Steve B.

  20. Hi everyone there . There is so much prayer going around that you are all surrounded. God is with all of us at home also . This makes us all realize how important it is to say I love you . Hang tight . It can only get better Bobby ,you have lots of friends inquiring about you . Love you lots . I'm keeping in touch with Vanessa . Don't worry about us either. We're O.K. Linda

  21. Everyone here is rallying to fundraise and send donations to the relief fund....we are going to a special brunch on Sunday and all proceeds are going to the relief fund as well ....Please stay safe and we will continue to pray for you all. Justin says to tell Aidan "Stay safe and he is very proud of him"
    God Bless,
    Anita, Eric & Justin

  22. HiGerry: Just found your site wanted to let you know that you are in our prayers. We love you all and will be glad to have you back on Canadian soil. Wendy

  23. Kevin and Marie SchneiderJanuary 17, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    hi gerry we just wanted to let u know we are praying for all of u, staystrong and full of faith. we talked to heather to day.we are checkingur blog and are thankfull for the updates. God bless u in the secret place of the most high...stay strong guy's
    Kevin and Marie


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