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Communities Empowered to Address Malnutrition

HFH recently learned that the incidence of childhood malnutrition is on the rise in the communities that we serve. This is a common tragedy that occurs in countries experiencing such extreme instability. While this saddens our hearts, we are encouraged that HFH has programs in existence to meet these needs.

Through the collaboration of the Clinic of Hope staff and community health volunteer leaders, children at risk are identified and screened to enroll in Medika Mamba. This program intercedes for those children in the most immediate risk to rescue them from severe malnutrition. The six-week treatment for one child costs about $75.

But the process does not stop there. One of HFH’s core values is that we prioritize development over relief. While some may say that Medika Mamba is more relief than development, we believe that the way relief is provided in conjunction with a development approach matters immensely.

For example, the Medika Mamba is purchased through Meds & Foods for Kids, a company that sustains production in Haiti, providing jobs for local Haitians. The children who are receiving Medika Mamba are monitored by the Haitian staff and volunteers at Rally Posts to ensure the treatment is adhered to and the child’s health is improving. The child’s mother is invited to attend Ti Foyer classes where they are taught by volunteer community leaders and given the education to help prevent malnutrition for their children in the future.

This multi-tiered approach to malnutrition models HFH’s core value of sustainability: we prioritize development over relief. The relief given is within the context of relationship and community. As a result, we see communities empowered in their ability and capacity to care for the most vulnerable among them.

by Katie Thom, HFH Board President

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Saying Thank You

Not all students in the Terre Blanche high school live in Terre Blanche. Some students come from other villages that do not have a school that goes beyond grade six.

This past summer, three students visited Pastor Delamy to express their appreciation and thankfulness for the school in Terre Blanche.

These three young women live in the village of Dubedou where school ends after 6th grade. They all started 7th grade at the school in Terre Blanche. This school year, one is starting 12th grade and the other two have just finished high school.

Pastor Delamy’s heart was encouraged by their visit and words of appreciation. The dedicated school staff and administration, and those that prepare the school lunches are working together to make a difference in the lives of children in this part of Haiti.

Thank you for giving so these students can have an education for the future. Your gifts provide books, uniforms, school lunches and pay teacher salaries.

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Learning To Speak Creole

Today, I am thinking of my friend Bill who is a true educator with a love of learning. He has been both a teacher and principal. When he went to Haiti in June 1999, I saw how a true lover of learning works.

Bill did not know Creole when he went to Haiti but he sought out a student, spent hours developing a relationship and learned to speak Creole. He used the most basic technique – building relationships, having conversations and writing down words phonetically.

Many people have a natural gift of language, but Bill was like me – needing to see the written word first. By writing words phonetically and then speaking the words with a Creole speaker, he communicated very well during his short time in Haiti.

I can still see Bill sitting on a cement block with Kanjo or walking in the fields and pointing to an object and saying, “Ki sa?”  (What is this?).

Bill would repeat the words back to Kanjo and there would be much laughing. He would then write the words down in his notebook using the phonetic spelling. What fun this was for both Bill and Kanjo!

On my early trips to Haiti, I did the same thing with a two and a half year-old who taught me so much.

Today, online language learning is available in many forms but I doubt anything will replace this classic relational method.

by Linda Markee, HFH Founder Emerita

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Home Visits

Meeting Challenges

Community Health volunteers have been making home visits in their villages for many years. You often hear of the villages of Terre Blanche, Dubedou and Finel but there are other villages further up the mountains that can only be reached by walking.

Last June, Community Health volunteers and Clinic of Hope staff met to brainstorm about home visits to these remote villages.

Since that time, Community Health volunteers have accompanied Clinic of Hope staff to outlying villages for home visits on scheduled days. People are assessed, advised on treatment and referred to the Clinic of Hope, if needed. At times, Community Health volunteers have already identified homes to visit and at other times an open air setting is created for all to come.

Dr. Jadotte, Miss Jandeline, Miss Veronicas and Mercidieu are just a few of the Clinic of Hope staff who have traveled with the Community Health volunteers to the villages of Tete Canal, Dorlette, Nan Michel, Mammel and Jacobin. On one trip, Dr. Jadotte and Miss Jandeline, along with two volunteers, visited 11 homes and saw 45 people.

People with diabetes or hypertension have been identified. Pregnant women are given prenatal care and told about the maternity services at the Clinic of Hope. Malnourished children are placed on Medika Mamba and followed for six weeks.

Providing home services to these remote and underserved villages shows the care and dedication of the both the Community Health volunteers and Clinic of Hope staff.

These are just a few of the ways our partners in Terre Blanche are meeting needs and making a difference. Your generous gifts continue to help our partners meet challenges during these difficult days. Thank you!

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Churches are Alive and Well

Meeting Challenges

HFH’s list of core values begins with: “Committed to Christ – We are committed to all the teachings of Christ, caring for the whole person (physical, spiritual, emotional, material). We recognize our own brokenness and need for transformation, acknowledging that true change comes from Christ alone.”

As part of our core values, the HFH board encourages and prays for the local church and church leadership. Those in the local church are the ones who reach out to their neighbors and community to show the love of Jesus. The ministries of the local church are funded by those in the church.

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The churches in Terre Blanche, Finel, Dubedou and Anse Rouge are doing well. During these days of extreme difficulties, people are seeking answers and see the church as a source of hope.

A one-day retreat was organized by Pastor Delamy to encourage assistant Pastors, board members and other lay Christian workers earlier this year. In June and August, he met with key leaders from the four churches in order to keep their motivation high; praying together for wisdom for the situation in Haiti now, and implementing Christian strategies to address the daily challenges the people face. Church leaders are practicing what they are learning and Pastor Delamy is in touch with them. In these days of limited travel, he will often pray with them over the phone.

Pastor Delamy reports that all the churches are standing steadfast and growing. In September, the church in Finel held a baptism celebration where 13 people were baptized.

In Terre Blanche, people can start each day with “a spiritual cup of coffee” which is a time of prayer led by Mme. Elius. Thursday afternoons, finds Pastor Delamy leading a Bible study in the waiting area outside the Clinic of Hope. During each study, he mentors and models how to serve with joy as he invites one youth to share a verse or something from the heart.

Pastor Delamy and Mme. Elvire are well and give thanks to God for that.

We invite you to join us in praying for our sisters and brothers in Haiti – may they remain steadfast and show Jesus to others.

Meeting with church leaders.

Thursday Bible Study.

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School – Fall 2022

Meeting Challenges

School uniform fabric distribution.

In August, Madam Elvire and others prepared the school uniform fabric for distribution. Parents picked up the fabric, taking it home to sew into school uniforms. Children were excitedly anticipating the new school year that would start Sept. 5.

However, at the end of August, Haiti’s Ministry of Education decided to postpone the start date until October 3 due to lack of fuel and transportation, lockdowns and general chaos throughout the country.

October 3 has come and gone and, at this time, the national schools are not open as people are unwilling to risk opening schools in the current situation.

Some of the children attending the special fall schedule.

However, in Terre Blanche children are coming to school for a modified curriculum. During the summer, children were attending a summer program and the Terre Blanche Education Committee made the decision to continue that special program until all teachers and students can safely return to school.

School lunches continue to be served to all who come. These meals mean so much to growing children and help the parents stretch their food resources.

Please pray for safety for those who travel to teach and work with the children in these crazy times and for those who prepare the valuable noon meal.

Thank you for providing lunches and supporting the education of these precious children who are the future of Haiti.

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Keeping the Lights On

For most of us, it’s just a simple flip of a switch to turn on the lights but in Terre Blanche, where there is no electrical service, it’s not so easy.

For years, the Clinic of Hope has relied on a combination of solar and diesel generator power to provide the necessary electricity to keep the Clinic of Hope operational. However, this last summer the lights nearly went out.

As political and social unrest in Haiti has grown over the last several years, the availability of gas and diesel fuel has decreased dramatically. Electricity is critical for the clinic – it not only provides lights, but it powers the pump for well water, allows doctors and nurses to run vital equipment like the ultrasound machine, operates fans, and keeps cell phones charged and the Wi-Fi system up for communications.

When the solar batteries run low, the clinic’s generator, which runs on diesel, is fired up and keeps things going. In late July, Pastor Delamy contacted the HFH Board to let us know that the diesel fuel supply for the clinic was nearly gone and that the 16 batteries for the solar power system had failed. In fact, a few days later the old batteries caught fire but were quickly extinguished. In Pastor Delamy’s estimation, the clinic would be completely without power in less than a week.

By God’s grace and the generous support of HFH partners, money was available to purchase new batteries.

Thankfully, the deep cycle marine type batteries were available in Gonaives, a much shorter and safer drive than Port-au- Prince. The price was very reasonable because few people were buying batteries. The new batteries were purchased and installed just in time and clinic didn’t miss a beat.

Today, the Clinic of Hope staff keeps the doors open and continues to serve the local people despite the hardships and dangers they face. The clinic operates on solar power alone as the diesel fuel supply has run out. Recently, Pastor Delamy reported that fuel prices have risen to as much as $60.00 per gallon in places, but even at that price there is none to be had.

We are thankful for God’s continued love and grace poured out on this ministry and for all the generous donors who support Haiti Foundation of Hope. Thank you.

 by Ron Whitted, HFH board member

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Finding Hope in Dark Days

Saintil is a brave eight-year-old boy who arrived at the Clinic of Hope with his mother and older sister. They had traveled through road blocks seeking medical care.

The medical staff welcomed Saintil immediately and found him to be extremely ill. He was lethargic, emaciated, in poor general health with signs and symptoms of acute respiratory distress, severe malnutrition, severe dehydration and a distended tender abdomen. He did not speak for several days.

The medical staff felt the road blocks and countrywide instability would make it difficult to transport Saintil to Gonaives. They decided to keep him at the Clinic of Hope where he could get appropriate care, including Medika Mamba, a vitamin and mineral fortified peanut butter mixture.

Pastor Delamy said, “For 24 days, despite the country in the locked down situation, our staff attended him day and night with a spirit of mercy and compassion.”

Saintil’s condition is now stabilized. He is happy, smiling and ready to travel home. His family arrived with very sad hearts, thinking he was going to die right away. Now they are smiling and call the Clinic of Hope the “Clinic of Miracles.”

This story comes from emails from Pastor Delamy and Dr. Jadotte

HFH is pleased to partner with these dedicated professionals who provide excellent care to all who come to the Clinic of Hope. Saintil is just one example of how the Clinic of Hope staff works together in these difficult times.

The life-saving Medika Mamba that Saintil received was purchased with donations from HFH supporters. Thank you! What a team God has put together!

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Gathering to Pray

for Haiti

Saturday evening, August 17, HFH board members and others gathered, via Zoom, to pray for Haiti. The time of prayer was filled with acknowledging God and asking Him to move in mighty ways in this broken world.

Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.  Psalm 31:24

When Pastor Delamy heard that we would be gathering to pray he sent these words for all who are praying for Haiti:

Dear Precious Friends / Brothers and Sisters in Christ, What you are doing today is one of the most powerful actions. May God bless you richly! Thank you very much for all. In the Master’s love, Your brother in Christ, Delamy


Susan Paynter, HFH board member, wrote this prayer for Haiti:

Father God, we acknowledge that the current events in Haiti are no surprise to you and we have seen so many, many times in the past when you have shown yourself sufficient and able to carry the work of the Clinic of Hope forward despite setbacks. You are continuing to provide on behalf of the community of Terre Blanche for future needs, so we know your work is not done! You blessed two mothers with new little ones this week in the midst of crisis and we are grateful.

Locked doors and high walls of all kinds have never stopped your work. Man’s attempts to thwart the power of God do not succeed.

We are asking as a community of believers, whose hearts are joined with yours, for the safety of the faithful workers in Terre Blanche and the patients who need the attention they can give. Provide safe passage, courageous hearts, fuel to make their journeys, and food and medical supplies to last throughout the needs of the coming days. Give Godly wisdom and encouragement to Pastor Delamy, Elvire and all the staff as they navigate this crisis. Settle the core of all of our faith with untroubled spirits and thankfulness for your unrecognized blessings.  We’re relying on your power and strength and provision to thwart the enemy at every turn. In Christ’s name we pray.


Katie Thom, HFH board president, wrote these words of encouragement and hope:

Dear Pastor Delamy, Elvire, COH staff and friends in Terre Blanche,

These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.  John 16:33

I read this passage yesterday, Pastor Delamy, and have been proclaiming this for us all. In light of the worsening situation that you communicated to Mom Linda, I wanted to share with you my prayers from this passage. Please share with those who would be encouraged by it.

Two things stand out to me from this passage.

The first is that the ‘peace’ that Jesus leaves with the disciples was the Holy Spirit. Thank you, Heavenly Father and Jesus for leaving your Holy Spirit with us. Increase our senses to be able to see, hear and feel Your work in our midst. Would you work miraculously now in the hearts and minds of your people in Haiti, all the way from the teenager forced into gangs to the high level politicians? I pray that they would they turn from their evil ways and bow to you.

The second is that He has overcome! It is already done…on the cross, forever and always. I pray that this incredible truth gives each of you (and us) courage to face the tribulations of the moments we are in. Jesus, your body broken and your blood shed for us is the ransom for all the evil that has been done, is being done and will be done. Thank you for paying the price. And THANK YOU for rising from the dead to proclaim Your victory over the enemy. May we walk with the courage of those who know their loving Father has already overcome.

We are praying continually with you, interceding through the Holy Spirit, for His kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven.

Your sister, Katie


May the words shared here encourage you to continue to pray for those in Haiti to be strong and take heart and hope in the Lord.

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Pray and Intercede for Haiti

Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth. Psalm 54:2

Just three weeks ago we posted an article on the HFH website asking people to join us in praying for Haiti because of the situation in Haiti at that time.

The situation has continued to deteriorate. Today, Pastor Delamy called to say that the country is closed down. There is no fuel and the looting, demonstrations and lawlessness are the worst ever. There is concern that gangs will burn the Natcom and Digicel towers and leave people in Haiti without communication.

The HFH board will be gathering tomorrow to pray. We invite you to pray with us and intercede for Haiti in the days ahead. 


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