We stayed Sun. and Monday Pastor Vincent's
compound in Cite Soleil. Monday, we went to a clinic in Cite Soleil.
We saw over 200 people. Evaluating, diagnosing and treating their
medical problems.The people were happy to see us and greeted us by hugs
and kissing our hands. After clinic, we stayed and played with the
children. We passed out candy and coloring books also.
Tues and Wed., we went to a remote mountain
village in the city of Cazel. These village people had never seen
missionaries before. Most had never had any form of medical care
either. We had a 2 day clinic. Rumor had spread through the village
that we were coming and some people walked for several days to get to
our clinic. The people were so wonderful. They wanted us to have the
best of what they had so they put rugs on the dirt floor of the outdoor
Church and we slept there. They posted 4 guards at the Church door so
we would feel safe. They gave us a church service and rented a
generator so they could run one light bulb for the service. We pooled
the money we had on us and gave it to them during the service so they
could buy the generator for future use. They were thrilled. We also
helped distribute food that Pastor Vincent had brought to the village.
Thursday, we went back to the clinic in Port
Au Prince again. After clinic, we toured Port Au Prince. The city was
in ruins as far as the eye could see. Make shift tents with scrap wood,
metal and sheets. The few lucky people had a real tent.
Friday, we had a clinic on the out skirts of
town in Port Au Prince. We saw so many babies and children. All had
scabies and many had wounds that had become infected. We drained the
pus and irrigated the wounds and gave out antibiotics.
It was hard to leave. There was so much more
to be done. So many more people in need of help. The people hugged us
goodbye and made us promise to return.
We will return!