The clinic saw 250 sweet Haitian souls and we gave 130 pairs of glasses today . Several were from the voodoo temple. They came to us and allowed a salvation bracelet to be placed on their arm (to enter the clinic). They also were touched in the name of Jesus. Several allowed prayers in the name of Jesus. Seeds were planted. Needs were met.
Monday morning began with one of the dental team nauseated and sick. Prayers and meds were given, and an hour later she was up and working the clinic. On Thursday, another on the dental team was sick. Again with prayer and meds, she was up and serving in an hour. During the day, a third on the dental team went down sick. After some rest, hydration, prayers and meds, he was up working during the afternoon. God prevailed! We experienced hardships, but GOD was victorious!!
We saw senior adults who were blind and being led by family members, who made the effort to come because they had heard that an eye doctor with glasses would be at the church!! The youngest child was 5 years old. She had significantly nearsighted eyes. Praise God! We had glasses to fit her!
After a LONG day of serving, we came “home” to home-grown carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and goat. It was delicious!
Later, we gathered in the church to meet Rosner. Several years earlier, Rosner had come to the first medical clinic. She presented with a gangrene leg as the result of a tree branch falling on her. When our doctor looked at her leg, he said there was nothing he could do and she would die unless the leg was amputated. The team and our church paid to get her to a doctor, her leg was amputated, and she recovered. When the Gardendale teams visit, Rosner often visits. Tonight she visited, and the team presented her with a sewing machine! The sewing machine will provide a source of income for her.
After the sewing machine was presented, the farmers came to meet with the team and thank them for the tools, seeds, and fertilizer given last year.It was exciting to see the men and women, and know that the LORD our Provider is caring for them. For the first time in the history of the school, Pastor Elise has enough food to feed the children for the next year.
We see the bean plants that have been harvested and sun-dried. Women work throughout the day to sift the beans from the stalks and pods. We ask of they are being paid to do this. Pastor Elise shares that the women work the beans for free because the church is feeding their children. The women are honored to help sift the beans to prepare them to feed the school children. They are thankful to have their children fed.
One more day and then we begin our trek toward home! What an amazing time of drawing near to God, meeting other believers, worshipping in another language, and serving “the least of these!”
Thank YOU, Father. I love YOU! I desire to serve YOU all the days of my life! Amen!