Haiti Mission Trip

Mar 07, 2018

Day five has proved to be a most eventful one. After a light breakfast, we piled in the van and made our way up the mountain to the clinic at Tom Gateau. At our gathering circle we learned there had been a motorcycle accident on the crowded winding road on market day, and just a little ways from the clinic there was an injured man who had been hit by the motorcycle. After gathering more information, three of our team members along with an interpreter went to gather the accident victim and...

Mar 07, 2018

Another early morning, and some more cool weather. It started just like yesterday, but this day would be a little different -- and a lot more excitement. A young Haitian was carried in by several of his classmates and his teacher. He was unresponsive and the medical staff suspectsed a seizure based on the reports from his classmates. But, in Haiti, there's not a lot of other medical history to rely on, and the schoolmates didn't know if it had happened before. Dr. Steve immediately took...

Mar 07, 2018

For those that have been to Haiti with Family Health Ministry, the new March date seems to be a wise choice. Monday morning brought cool weather, apparently rare down here . Fifteen of us (our team plus a few interpreters) settled in to our 12 passenger van for a 45 minute circuitous drive up the mountains to th Carmel Voltaire Women's Health Center. This drive,in a small passenger van, with motorcycles, Tap Taps, and other trucks is not one for the meek. As we pull up, we're greeted by...

Mar 04, 2018

Wow! We are here in Haiti. Several were seeing familiar sights from the plane coming in while others were wide-eyed-it is their first impression of this island. We were fortunate to flow through immigration which was a blessing, as other trips through have been filled with war stories! Driving through the streets here was again an eye-opener as Bert Andia said. Traffic signals are non existant and traffic congestion is where we have to hold in the squeals of panic- our drivers are experts...

Mar 04, 2018

Busy Sunday morning. Coffee on by 5:30. Breakfast - quiche and mango slices - a half hour later. Church at Cite Soliel started 7 am. Lots of singing and preaching, all in creole. Passionate, inspiring. 500 to 600 of us took it all in. We were front loaded in a large concrete block sanctuary capable of holding twice that. Lots of room to grow the ministry. A pleasant breeze billowed the curtains. Folks in Cite Soliel, wedged on a desolate strip between Port an Prince, are about as poor as it...

Feb 26, 2018

On Saturday, March 3rd, a team of ten will travel to Haiti to join with other missioners on a medical team through our long-time partner Family Health Ministries. We will be serving in a Women's birthing clinic in the community of Tom Gato, about a 45 minute drive from the town of Leogane , where we will be staying in the FHM Guest House. Members of the team are: Bert Andia, Elena Andia, Meredith Barkley, Steve Daub, Allison Fuqua, Caroline Fuqua Owens, Rose Gaiser, Jan Parker, Susan Van...

Oct 10, 2016

By Caron Amend

During our last two days in Haiti, we have been able to see different parts of the Haitian countryside and drop off supplies in areas of Haiti that were affected by Hurricane Matthew. The Family Health Ministries guesthouse in Leogane experienced flooding and was in need of insect repellent, mops, and cleaning supplies. We also left dresses, toilet paper, and other supplies at the orphanage and guest house in Fondwa. It was emotional to see the devastation, such as...

Oct 06, 2016

By Butch Sherrill

It’s Thursday night in Haiti, and it is now hot and humid, which is pretty typical weather here. But since our arrival in Port au Prince this past Saturday we have enjoyed constant drizzle and a breeze most of the time. Of course, that was due to Hurricane Matthew, which many of you were concerned about. 

Thank you for holding us in prayer, but I assure you we were never in danger, while other parts further west in Haiti experienced much flooding and wind...

Oct 05, 2016
By Spence Miller
 
Our team, Port Au Prince, and the patients we saw, weathered Hurricane Matthew well. There was a heavy rain early yesterday afternoon and cool breezes. They were a true gift to us "blancs" but the Haitians were actually chilly in the 70’s! The hurricane has left us and we are praying for our neighbors to the north, including the States.
 
We saw 147 patients who were waiting when we arrived at 7 a.m. The needs were across the...

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