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Sunday, July 30, 2023

Thank you so much for your prayers last week. I am still fatigued but so much better than I was.

A fire broke out in the village of La Grua a few days ago. Apparently, a live electrical wire fell to the ground, setting the area ablaze.

This vibrant little village formed from a "batey" (barracks built to house Haitian seasonal workers in the sugar industry) and was home to several hundred Haitian people. Many of the photos we've shared with you this past year are from that village. It's heartbreaking to see the devastation our new friends are enduring today.

Nurse Marlouse informed us that many of our patients in La Grua lost their medications in the fire. Thanks to the quick response from our partners at Bless Back Worldwide, those with chronic illnesses will have their critical medicines replaced immediately.

Some of those waiting for help right now:


Despite the many difficulties being faced daily in Haiti, our programs in Haiti continue uninterrupted. Praise the LORD!

This past week, we held a teacher seminar for our early childhood teaching staff in Thozin. The staff cares deeply for the well-being of the little ones. Time and resources invested in them always bring great results.

So many lives are positively impacted through medical and dental clinics each day.

This morning, l'Eglise Evangélique Mission of Hope in Thozin had a special time of prayer with some of our high school graduates. They will begin their national exams in the morning. Please join us in asking for the LORD's blessing upon their minds.

Meanwhile, back in Massachusetts, we have been called upon to translate and help care for Haitian refugees who arrived in our area this past week. Working alongside local government agencies, Chair City Church, and other Good Samaritans, our hearts are being stirred. We consider families with small children that have traveled so far, often through very dangerous circumstances in Central America, to arrive right in our own backyard. It's one thing to hear of these things happening on the Cape or in New York; it's quite another to look into the eyes that tell you they haven't fed their kids yet today. Needless to say, we are digging in to help these folks transition.

Thank you for always opening your hearts to our Haitian and Dominican friends.


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