Today I share about Day Two of our Haiti trip in 2016. Please pray for the 22 men and women who are in Haiti this week (2017) providing medical and dental care, providing shoes for the children, constructing a kitchen for the school, and providing several other areas of ministry.
Four teams begin to work … Medical, Dental, Shoes, Construction.
The Medical Team saw over one hundred people today! People who have no money for a doctor and no transportation to a doctor. We treated infections, dangerously high blood pressure, and itchy rashes. Men, women, and children wait hours to be seen by the American doctors.
The Dental Team pulled 51 teeth today! People entered in pain and leave so happy to be pain-free! One dentist and one hygienist and FIFTY-ONE TEETH!!
The Pharmacy provided blood pressure medications for those in need. Antibiotics and Tylenol were shared with those with infections and those in pain. Medications so familiar to Americans are so treasured by the Haitians! These sweet people have no money to purchase medications, and they have no money to pay for transportation to the city to get to a pharmacy!
Shoes are placed on the feet of 316 school children! kindergartener are shy and not sure who these Americans are. First graders smile and want to hold hands with the Americans. Second graders and third graders are so proud of their shoes! The children intently read Psalm 1:1-2 as we teach them how God wants them to WALK IN THEIR NEW SHOES …
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.
The sound of the carpenters resounds throughout the compound as trusses are built. Rosner and his family will soon have a new house. The Americans are assisted by Haitian young men, praying that seeds are being planted as each nail is hammered.
Our bodies ache! Our clothes are dusty and wet with sweat! We are too hot to eat so we drink more water and Gatorade. We are so tired … but so happy to be sharing God’s love! Nine O’clock comes and we are all asleep. And tomorrow we will do it all over again!