Well, we are back again with more details about our wonderful trip to Haiti in March of 2015. It is all praises for all God did.
1. Enthusiastic teams:
We had four from Rainier View Christian Church in Washington state who led our Haitian builders in erecting the incinerator shed, and Donah and Roberta who did a little of everything (teaching Women’s Bi-ble study, painting, working with Jean and the children’s party and whatever was needed). Asa and Jean and Nick Cleaver, a professional painter, from Valley Church of Christ in Virginia completed the group. Asa and Jean concentrated mostly on the Eye Clinic and left all of the above to do their chosen tasks.
2. About 200 children attended a party which included singing, Bible stories, health teach-ing , refreshments and small gifts. Everyone had a joyous time.
Nick is a a superb painter, and he roared through the clinics and Manba House, teaching all who would listen how to paint. Even our translators pitched in, and after he left, Horace completed many of the remaining buildings.
3. Twenty people participated in Bible studies and received Bibles at the conclusion.
Morning devotions with the group.
4. The incinerator is well thought out and constructed (see earlier note from us for picture). It will house almost any type of medi-cal incinerator, which is so needed to keep unauthorized people from having access to dangerous trash. We are now raising money to buy one which will cost between $10,000 and $20,000 for an adequate one. We have about $5,000 at present.
5. The compound gleams with white painted buildings. Nick is a a superb painter, and he roared through the clinics and Manba House, teaching all who would listen how to paint. Even our translators pitched in, and after he left, Horace, one of our Haitian staff, completed many of the remaining buildings. and all are white and clean looking again.
6. We are so grateful for our excellent and dedi-cated Haitian staff who keep the clinics and programs running all year round, and are always friendly and help-ful. They are touching lives and making a difference. The Eye Clinic alone cared for approximately 2000 people in 2014. Our hope has always been for the Haitians to run the mission and we to be a resource for advice, support and planning. It is coming to fruition.
7. Two of the local churches with whom the mission is connected, have been sending teams into the mountains with God’s Word and planting church-es. Some of the areas are steeped in Voodoo worship, but people are turning to the Lord and leaving their traditional pagan practices. It is almost like watching the 1st Century revival, and God is glorified.
From Asa and Jean Talbot