Summer Team

July 10, 2017

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Returning home from our medical team to Haiti, we reflect on the uniqueness of this team and remember it with joy.

This team of 18 had 12 first-timers who looked like seasoned veterans working alongside their 30 Haitian co-workers. Their collective efforts served over 1,100 patients which meant more than 4,000 medications were prepared by the pharmacy. Kudos to all who worked in the pharmacy!

Among the special tasks, team members worked to retrofit a walker to help our long-time friend, M. Françoise.

None of our work would be possible without our competent translators and support staff. They demonstrate love and compassion for the patients, Haitian health providers, team members and for each other. They exemplify true joy in serving.

Looking outside the clinic, we saw joy in the faces of the young healthy and curious children, and the continuing progress of children who graduated from the malnutrition program.

We are thankful for the leadership of Pastor Delamy and his wife, Elvire. They are hosting several teams this summer and need stamina and wisdom.

Crops were growing well and then the rains stopped causing the loss of all crops. As Haiti continues to struggle in this five year drought, we ask you to pray for rain and answers to food security.

The Terre Blanche church is a place of encouragement and hope – may it continue to grow.

Thank you for your faithful prayers and partnership in this work.

by Dr. Joe and Linda Markee, HFH board members and team leaders

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