Saturday, October 22, 2016

Medical Attention; Hurricane Relief

Dr. Bill and Dr. Lillian, overseeing the sorting
of medications.
Our third annual Medical Mission Team just returned from Haiti, where they were able to treat nearly 500 people in two of our partner communities.   We partnered with the staff at the One Family Clinic in Croix-des-Bouquets to expand the scope of our clinics and create long term treatment plans for several patients.

In the farming community of Baugè where nearly all of the crops were blown or washed away, we were able to distribute over 5000 meals along with the clinic.   This clinic is the first hosted at this site, where the 4th One Family Church will soon launch.

Additionally, we were able to send 3 trucks of food, water, and medicine and volunteers to bring aid to Jerèmie, a town nearly completely destroyed by the Hurricane.   We are deeply grateful to all who donated to these efforts- your generosity truly made an impact!
Pastor Alsa helped patients select reading glasses. 

Nurse, Lab Technician, and Doctor,  all from the One Family
Clinic, joined with our American volunteers to provide free
care to over 500 people. 
Each patient was given ingredients to
prepare 25 meals.  
Each patient was evaluated and treated as necessary.  While
many people had common ailments, we did see several
that required more in depth treatment.  
Women came great distances to bring their babies to the clinics.
Chris and Capson deliver the good news of a new baby arriving
next spring!