We are so excited by the work done over the winter getting the clinic ready for medical teams. Having a clean examination area is critical and being able to transport the team and supplies is essential. With this excitement in our hearts, we let out the call for team members to go to Croix-des-Bouquets. We got some great responses, and thanks to all those who expressed interest. So, the Haiti trip dates have been set for September (Sept. 24 – Oct. 1) and November (Nov. 5 – Nov. 12). Revised 2 Haiti 2017 The need is so great and we are excited about what the future holds for us. We need to tell our families, friends and colleagues about it, so everyone can get on-board. In addition, we are now collecting medical supplies and pharmaceuticals for both trips. These will assist the teams to more successfully meet the needs of the Haitian people. You can support us by praying that people’s hearts will be open to being team members, by volunteering as a team member yourself, by giving financially so we can provide medications and supplies for our teams or by simply spreading the word. Contact us through the website. All support is greatly appreciated.
In late 2016, two faithful men, Mike Bell and Laurens van der Mark set out to Croix-Des-Bouquets to work at the clinic to see if they could get it ready for medical teams. And, they did. We are so grateful for their hard work. They were able to repair and get on the road, two vehicles, with new tires, new batteries and swapped parts from other vehicles. When teams come, they can be transported. One vehicle is a multi-person transporter and the other is a Toyota utility pickup truck which will be ideal for transporting luggage and supplies. They were also able to repair the backup generator so that when the municipal power goes down (and it does) the clinic and the guest house will still have power. Mr. Marc Lubin, the Haitian Director of SIF, who operates the clinic, hired local people to come in and clean. Mike and Laurens pitched in and even got some painting done. With everyone’s help, and the donations we received, the clinic is open for business. Thanks everyone for your generous support. Lives will be changed.