I recently got back from our trip out to Les Cayes with the medical team. That was an amazing and somewhat stressful week. We managed to get 5 flat tires on our 2 vehicles as well as a broken oil line in the last 100 yards of our 5 hour drive out there.
The base camp had not had anyone go out there for almost a month so it required some work to set it up. When we got there, of course, it started to pour rain, it was late in the afternoon, just starting to get dark, and there was no electricity. But we were able to set up the base camp, and medical clinic, before bedtime. By the next morning, there were already 150 people waiting for the medical clinic by 7a.m. The medical team went right to work, and by 8a.m., were seeing patients. After all was set up, I caught a ride into town on a dump truck with my translator; on the way into town the dump truck broke down.
Despite all the problems that week, and believe me there were even more than what I’ve shared, Me and my translator/friend Frantz managed to help get all the vehicles fixed in time before we had to get back, overseeing the 26 people of the team, fixing the road so we could drive out of there, all were so worth it, because of the impact this team had on the community. They saw between 200-300 patients everyday with only 2 doctors, 2 nurses and 9 others that helped in the pharmacy, prayer and doctor assistant. They prayed for every patient that was in the clinic and they shared the gospel with them. They led 75 people to Christ and many re-dedications. A lot of the people that came to know the Lord come from families that are deeply involved in voodoo, so please pray for them. It was an amazing week that I will never forget.
There’s a bunch of new projects beginning back here at our base camp in Port-au-Prince. We poured the slab for the new chicken coup last week. We have also started to build our hydroponics garden. This has been my project for the last week with my new team. We finished forming up, grading for the concrete slab. We poured the slab in 2 ½ days and it is a 20X50 ft. concrete slab and we mixed it all by hand. This team busted their butt. I was very impressed by how hard they worked. I will hopefully post pics of this soon. My camera was stolen recently, so Ill figure out a way to get them on there. The new orphanage is coming along great… well, except for a few problems with the mayor’s office… but we did get the permits so… were back in action.
Praise report : Our main Foursquare church in port-au-prince sent a missionary team of 40 haitian out to Jeremie to go share the gospel with people. In one week they lead 260 people to the Lord!
Praise the Lord, God is moving in this country.
Thanks for all your support and prayers!