It was a day of joy and sadness, like so many others here. Joys at being able to help so many, to talk with those living in Mt Fleurie and to laugh with the kids there along with the translators and the other Haitians working with us. But real sadness at the circumstances of some of our patients. I wanted to talk to the parents of one of our young patients (she was twelve) but was told that she had none. She was an orphan. When I talked to her, she listened as intently as she could because she was the only one to take care of her. When she repeated back, she was completely clear with everything that I said. I thought, “This precious girl could do great things, but it may be that she will never have the chance.” Please join me in praying for her.
We also walked up the hill in front of the clinic to get a view of the area we are serving. It is obviously poor, but also VERY beautiful. The church we are using as the clinic is to the right with the blue tarp. We get to see everyone again tomorrow and will miss everyone terribly when we get back on our plane.
Thanks to everyone for your support!