By Dr. Joe and Linda Markee, HFH board members and team leaders:
February 12, 2017 was a special day for two reasons:
1) Donn Raymond and Carrie Petersen, HFH volunteers, ran in the Let’s Go Haiti Marathon and Half Marathon in Port-au-Prince. Others cheered them on by donating to the work of HFH in their honor. Thank you, Donn and Carrie.
2) In Terre Blanche, over 800 people came to a five-hour church service to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Clinic of Hope. Congratulations to the staff and leadership team.
The February and March medical teams worked alongside the Clinic of Hope staff to provide care for almost 2,000 patients.
Eight patients received sight-giving cataract surgery by a visiting Haitian ophthalmologist.
After seeking medical help elsewhere for hearing loss, a young girl and a pastor came to the clinic looking for help. Each left with improved hearing after the removal of extremely impacted earwax.
These are just a few of the lives touched during this time. We are thankful that the clinic is open and staffed full time to meet the needs of the community.
Rice and beans were distributed to those in need and we are thankful for those who donated to meet this need.
The seventh annual medical conference was a great success with over 140 participants from all over northern Haiti. Six diverse topics were presented by the faculty and the day ended with a delicious meal served in the new school cafeteria.
We are thankful for the leadership of Pastor Delamy and his wife, Elvire. They work tirelessly to facilitate the work of team members. After a team leaves their work continues with patient follow up. Pray for their health, stamina and wisdom.
The rains have started in Haiti and that is good. Please pray the rains continue and result in productive crops that will feed and support those in the community.
We are thankful that the church is a place of hope to those in this community – caring for their neighbors in so many ways.
Thank you for your continued support.