The June 2008 medical team has returned home safely after 10 days in Haiti.
Despite having none of the 32 boxes of supplies arrive with them in Port-au-Prince (the boxes arrived two days later), the 16 team members were able to greet Haitian friends in Terre Blanche on Saturday, June 21. The next day, the team participated in a 3½-hour combined church service and one-year celebration of the Clinic of Hope.
That was followed by a week of treating more than 1,000 patients, many of whom were very sick, and supervising more than 400 children in vacation Bible school.
Here are a few other highlights:
- Patients who stayed in the clinic while they recovered from minor surgery, trauma and extreme illness received lots of TLC.
- The team saw a 14-month-old baby weighing only 11 pounds and a 5-year-old child weighing just 15 pounds. They caused hearts to stir with grief mixed with gratefulness for the many supporters who donated money to purchase rice and beans to give to Haitians in need.
- There were frequent walks through the village and debriefing sessions on the clinic roof.
- Haitian leaders led team devotions, kept the clinic running smoothly, and fed the team like royalty.
Most importantly, every time Haiti Foundation of Hope sends teams to work in Terre Blanche, relationships blossom and wonderful blessings follow. Thank you all for your faithful prayers.