Hard Workers

Bob Heier seems deep in reflection during the medical clinic in St. Etienne.  The views at this campus are breathtaking.

Bob Heier seems deep in reflection during the medical clinic in St. Etienne. The views at this campus are breathtaking.

Mission USA in Haiti

Fred and Sandy Muffet from Mission USA, led a team of 27 to Mission of Hope International this past week.  Fred knew that he had a crew of hard workers coming with him and he was concerned that they all find enough to do.  Do you think they found enough to do? …

  • medical clinics in St. Etienne, Thozin and Petit Paradis
    • consulted over 300 people
    • distributed needed medicines to these same people, free of charge
  • Eye clinic and distribution of glasses
  • Equipped handicapped people with wheelchairs, crutches, canes and walkers
  • Gave out Bibles
  • Distributed food
  • plumbing
  • electrical work
  • retrofitted the generator exhaust
  • set up the new oven and stove
  • made and installed shelving
  • made and installed screen doors
  • vehicle repairs
  • boat repairs
  • played with lots of kids
  • served a fresh, hot meal to about 300
  • sanded and painted some of the new classrooms with primer
  • special times of ministry to
    • MOHI women’s ministry
    • Handicapped Association of Grand-Goâve
    • MOHI churches in Thozin and St. Etienne
    • couples
    • patients and family members in the hospital
  • crafts with younger students
  • English class in the high school
     

That’s at least some of what this team was up to.

Medical Clinics

This little guy was close to death when we happened upon him. Praying that he makes it.

There were a few difficult situations in the clinics this week.  We were holding a mobile clinic in Petit Paradis, when we came across a baby who was most likely only a day or two from death.  His situation was beyond anything we could do, so we prayed and paid for his mother to take him to a hospital.  As of this morning he was still alive.  I pray that God would bring him through this situation and that God would be glorified throughout the rest of his life.

Margaret, Prasit and Liz caring for Totou.

A little boy, Totou, was burned on his arm by a pot of rice that flipped over and spilled on him.  Cindy Bennett, who works in the burn ward at her job, went to work on him and left very detailed instructions for his care.  She stressed that he was at risk of losing his hand, as she cleaned his wounds and bandaged him up.  She instructed Totou’s mother how to prop his arm up and care for him during this time of healing.  Each morning Totou returns to have his wounds cared for.  We are pleased to see no signs of infection and pray for a full recovery for this little man.

 

Our friends at Child in Hand, Dr. Margaret Lin and Dr. Prasit both worked quite a bit this week, right along side the medical team.  What a blessing to have such well informed and trained doctors right close by to assist when more urgent matters arise.  They were also called upon this week when a child overdosed on an antimalarial drug.  I’m glad to report the child recovered well.

Disability Clinics

Dozens and dozens of handicapped adults came to our Thozin campus this week to be equipped with walkers, wheelchairs, canes and crutches.  It was such an amazing time as Linda, Tim, Shanda and others took time with each person individually.  First off they would determine what equipment would be most beneficial to the patient.  Then they would go to work making sure it was adjusted and fit to that person’s specific needs.  They trained them and their family members in proper uses, as well as teaching them to do different exercises to help them with their individual problem areas.  In addition to the physical help, often times Shanda would spend time counseling and praying with them.  She always gave them a Bible to take home with them, too.  I think one of the greatest things about the clinic this week, was the love and respect that was experienced to each of the patients.  So often they are the forgotten in society – considered not quite human, but this week they were the most important people in the world to a group of Americans who traveled thousands of miles and spent lots of money in order to love on them.

So many smiles were brought forth as the team ministered to the needs of handicapped individuals in Thozin this week.

Here are some pictures of various activities this week:

waiting to be seen at the clinic in St. Etienne

Waiting for her turn in clinic

Waiting for his turn in clinic

Kathie gets a little snuggle during craft time

First grade teachers observe their students with their new pinwheels

Traveling by the busload, the team arrives in Petit Paradis to do medical clinic, food distributions, play with kids and love on everyone

This woman holds the bag of food we gave her in front of her home

Tim & Shanda with their guest pastors who came for dinner and a time of encouragement from them.

 

 

Cooking dinner for about 300

Ready to serve dinner to about 300 people

 

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Bless Back Worldwide

BBW has sent another team to work with us.  They will continue doing medical clinics, adding some dentistry to the mix this time, as well as lots of activities with our school students and communities.  This morning they joined us for our worship service in Thozin followed by a tour of our Grand-Goâve community.  This afternoon they began organizing for tomorrow’s medical clinic.  We are eager to see how the Lord will use them to be His hands and feet this week.

We enjoyed having the Bless Back Worldwide team with us at church this morning.

We enjoyed having the Bless Back Worldwide team with us at church this morning.

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