Haiti Mission Trip

Archives: October 2013

Oct 12, 2013

By Anne Hendrix (with contributions from the Haiti mission team)

Roosters crowing, dogs barking, cheering as the soccer team of amputees (injured in the 2011 earthquake) score goals in a fast and furious game.. Humming fans that bring the cool of night, honking horns, tap-tap engines, near-misses as bikes, trucks, motorcycles and livestock travel the same streets of Port-au-Prince, angelic music from a youth choir. The sights and sounds of Haiti.

Oct 10, 2013

By David Carter

Our fourth day at the Blanchard clinic was successful in many ways.  A large crowd of men, women and children greeted us upon arrival. The work started, patients were processed and seen, meds prescribed and more.  “The count” was 160+ people seen today with a total for the week of 600 plus.  Very good stuff.

Our relationship with Family Health Ministries (FHM) continues to grow and deepen.  The work we do with FHM is meaningful in many ways.  Americans and...

Oct 09, 2013

By Laurie Wybenga

My aunt, Anne Hendrix, graciously invited me to join Westminster on the medical mission trip to Haiti. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner from Spartanburg, S.C. and was grateful for the opportunity to use my clinical skills to benefit those in need. My last patient today was a one year old little girl named Bertha. Her mother brought her to our clinic because of vomiting. When I saw Bertha, I immediately noted that her head was extremely large and disproportionate to...

Oct 08, 2013

By Susan Wetzel
“This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  -- Psalm 118
Our devotions last night made us consider waking up each morning and thinking of it as a gift or an awakening. Thoughts that make us want to get out of bed and begin a new day. We are beginning to not even recognize the inconveniences we are experiencing in Haiti, but rather look at the blessing that we are as we serve the Haitian people this week. More...

Oct 07, 2013

By Julia Greer

Day two -- When Ann asked me to write a blog for today- I couldn’t really think of what you all might want to hear about. So I thought that I would share with you how to keep it cool in Haiti. I mean yes it is hot, extremely hot, the kind of hot that makes you want to escape the sun as fast as humanly possible and stretch out to catch any breeze that might come your way. Despite the heat we are making moments that transcend international boundaries of culture.


Oct 06, 2013

By Buddy Straughan

Day One -- Today started with a visit to Cite Soleil Church that had a large group at church and a lot of beautiful music. We were greeted by many people at the end of the church service and the children were very excited to see us and have their pictures made. We then made our way to the medical clinic where we will be working. Our time there today was spent preparing the clinic for patients tomorrow. We prepared rooms and got medications ready to be passed out to...