Greetings from Bombardopolis
January has been a busy month. As we discuss events with you please know that all credit and glory goes to God who makes anything we do here possible.
Steve and Faith returned to Haiti on January 3 and this time Sharon & Dan came with them to call Bombardopolis home. The buying of medicine and supplies in Port au Prince went like clockwork (far from a given and not something we take for granted). We were able to head for home as planned and had an uneventful trip (also far from a given).
On January 9th the good folks from Zanesville Medical Mission arrived and got everything in order to begin surgeries the next day. It was a great, productive time and they were able to perform 30 procedures in 5 days. All much needed, some lifesaving.
They are pictured here in front of the plane they flew up to Mole St. Nicholas on, which is the nearest airstrip to the hospital.
The plane is owned by Samaritan's Purse & on loan to Missionary Aviation Fellowship. Also in the picture are the pilot and co-pilot. Please visit the Teams page on the IMF website for more information, some pretty dramatic photos and team reports. This is their 7th trip to Haiti and 3rd to Hopital Evangelique as a team. They are a great bunch of people and we look forward to their return.
Sharon & Dan continue to need your prayers as they get situated, especially for learning Creole. "We are so happy to be here and are having a great time with our new neighbors and looking forward to serving."
Michnaika and Dacheline
The two cuties pictured below, Michnaika (left) and Dacheline, have been on one of our programs. They live in a community that is about an hour away and, though we have ancillary personnel involved, the girls were failing to get their medication on time and adequate nutrition. Both their parents are dead and they live with their grandmother.
When we got back in January they had been brought here and had been living, along with their grandmother, in the nutrition house on the compound. As you can see from the picture they got back to a good state of health. They are so happy despite the tough hand they have been dealt. Below Dacheline demonstrates for Ruth how she gets her blood drawn for lab tests. The girls know Jesus and when asked if they know that Jesus loves them, they respond with a boisterous, "Oui Jezi rememn tout moun" (Yes, Jesus loves everybody).
We have scores of folks in programs like the one that Dacheline and Michnaika are in. By the grace of God we are able to impact hundreds of lives every month that otherwise would go untreated, unnoticed, invisible. We are so glad to be a part of what He is doing here. Thank you all for your prayers and support. We are glad that you are part of the team. If someone has forwarded you this email and you would like to be added to our mailing list, please subscribe here.
Shalom in Christ,
Faith, Steve, Sharon & Dan
PS Please pray for rain for our area, it is dry, dry, dry. Meci anpil (thanks a bunch).
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