Serving in Haiti - Day 4
Mar 15, 2010 by Kenneth Webb | 1 Comments
We have been busy and tired, so I apologize for the delay in sending an update. Friday found Tiffany sick with a stomach bug. Her, Gloria and Nicole stayed home to rest. Carrol and I went with Dr. Noelliste to STEP for another session with the faculty. They began to open up and share stories. That was wonderful and hard at the same time. Dr. Noelliste gave them thoughts of encouragement and prayer. Then we went to a meeting of the top Christian leaders in Haiti. An amazing group of people! Edouard Lessegue, Regional Director for Compassion, Dr. Stafford, President of Compassion and our own Dr. Noelliste were the main speakers at the event.
Today has been about venturing around town. We visited Dr. Paultre (our host) at her clinic. She oversees the clinic for a refugee camp of 6000 people. We were able to take a walk around the camp. Believe me when I say that no human should have to live that way. The people are doing their best to provide, but it is overwhelming. Another Doctor working there had come from the village of Dr. Noelliste and had gone to his brother's church. (The school there is sponsored by Compassion, so money well spent by you Americans that sponsor children!). We were able to pray with both of them. Very humbling to see the hearts of these doctors. The destruction can be found throughout the endless miles of the city, as well as the poverty. It is mind boggling how they can ever get out of this hole.
Tonight Dr. Noelliste has a meeting and the rest of the group gets to rest. Good plan since tomorrow he and I will both be preaching.
Please pray for strength for the team that we may finish well. Pray for Tiffany. She was really sick yesterday but is feeling well enough to get out today. The prayers for Haiti could be endless, but what they need is Godly leadership to take over this country.
The children have captured the hearts of the team. Even in the midst of this, they are warm and smiling. In the tent city they wanted to hold our hands and play. They are the future of Haiti, so we need to lift them up in prayer.
Hope all is well back home!