It blows my mind that I only have three weeks left in this beautiful country. This week was one of three weeks a year where MOH doesn’t have a mobile clinic running. Barbara Campbell, who is the Medical Director, came down for a week full of work but also fun! It was so great getting to get a glimpse of her passion for Mission of Hope and how much the mobile clinic has grown in just a couple years. On Sunday we explored Port-au-Prince and went to the Haiti Baptist Mission in the mountains where it was actually cool! Definitely a nice change haha. We had lunch at a restaurant called the look out that overlooked all of Haiti. On Tuesday we went hiking through the mountains and hiked through villages that could only be reached by foot. Our tour guide showed us plants that people would use as medicine and also brought us to a natural spring where we swam and drank fresh coconuts!
On Thursday we went back to the orphanage that you may have read about in my previous blog post. Going back for the third time I’m even more confident that our God is true to His promises and that He loves and treasures each of these kids more than I could ever imagine. Seeing staff and interns fight for these kids has given me more of an idea of how God is present and working for these kids. Our God is a just God. Please keep these kids and our staff in your prayers as decisions are being made.
Later that day the medical team went to lunch at a restaurant in Cabaret called The Palace. It was such a sweet time getting to get together with the whole team I have been working with all summer. These men and women have been one of the biggest blessings in my summer here in Haiti. I have been constantly encouraged, loved, and have seen more of who Jesus is by these friendships.
To end the week I had the opportunity to work with MOPS and go out and see a couple of our medical outreach patients including Anitas. Last year Anitas had a huge face tumor and was an outcast in his community. Now Anitas is all smiles, loves Jesus, hasn’t taken a sip of alcohol in over a year, and is an example of true life transformation through the MOPS program. We also went to tell good news to a family that we met last week in our mobile clinic. The family’s son has a inguinal hernia and a team member has funded his surgery!! When we told the family the news, the little boy’s father immediately gave God the glory and praise. Oh how sweet that was to be reminded that our God deserves all the praise! Whether in times of suffering or times of rejoicing, all the time God is good.
“Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.” –Isaiah 30:18