Friday, June 3, 2011
Rain, Rain Go Away
It finally stopped raining late last night after over 30 hours of rain. Our property is a muddy mess! Life does not go on as normal in Haiti when it rains. Workers don't show up, tap-taps are harder to find, schools and businesses close, etc. We have so much to accomplish, we are all working double time today! Dad and Keith are only here for one more day working on construction. They are getting a lot accomplished but Dad thinks he might have to come back down for another four days and bring some parts for the generator. (Oh darn!)
Morgan and Kelli, our June interns, have been keeping busy getting ready for the medical team to arrive tomorrow! We are so excited to pick up Mama Gail and her team at the airport tomorrow afternoon! It just can't come soon enough! We have an awesome medical week planned! All of the Les Bours students will be receiving their physical exams, we have three days of tent city clinic, and each afternoon we are hosting a nurses training seminar. These nurses will be able to continue health care for their people even as our medical teams return home. Looking forward to a great week!
I just returned from Les Bours (which is also a muddy mess). Gerlande came over with her new baby, Joubenika. She is absolutely precious! Gerlande was so proud to show her off. Thank you to everyone who purchased one of Gerlande's journals! You have made such a difference for her family! Our last class of women will be coming in for their monthly check-up on Tuesday. I can't wait to see all of them! (And Baby Benley!) The new class of ladies has been busy while I was gone! I have over 120 journals ready to sell! They will arrive in Michigan on Sunday. Get your orders in or pick some up to take to your churches or friends to sell! (Email us at: haitipoverty.org)
Cholera is on the rise again. It never went away, but now, after all of these rains, it is getting worse. The death toll has been rising everyday. Please pray for the cholera victims and their families. Clean water is a human right! The solution to this problem is so simple...and yet so difficult. You can help cholera patients by donating $20 for a life saving IV, or by donating $50 to purchase a water filter for a family without access to clean water. (Send donations to: HFAP, PO Box 120105, Grand Rapids, MI 49528)
Please continue to pray for our sick children to feel better, Pierreline and Caleb are both doing much better today! Jivenson is hanging on for Mama Gail and the medical team to arrive!
Until next week....