Our clinic day at Te Nwa was a success…more than 133 patients were seen in all. Providing some semblance of primary care to these very needy people was cleansing in some ways for the medical people among us. Everyone made a difference in this, and the view from the top of Te Nwa (plus the lovely breezes) made for a very enjoyable day. Maybe the most moving part of the day was when the Haitian pastor asked for the Haitians to pray for us—the Americans. They did so with fervor and great zest.
The nursery is almost finished with a wild jungle theme including monkeys, palm trees and the King of the Jungle.
The new pews to add to the church are almost done as well – thanks to the men and ladies who worked on those!
Yesterday closed with an afternoon at the beach—it was some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever seen in Haiti, the aqua water was cool and refreshing. The beach was made up of smooth stones, starting with larger ones, down to smaller pebbles as it met the surf. The water was so salty that you barely had to paddle to stay afloat. The breeze, the coolness of the water and the happy songs of the Haitians rowing in boats just beyond the swimmers kept things lively. The children loved splashing in the waves and enjoying watermelon together.
This morning was spent in worship at church and many members of the team will leave shortly to go door to door visiting and presenting the gospel.
Tonight the team will visit Wahoo Bay for a closing dinner and thoughts from the week. It’s bittersweet to consider the week over. Although we all miss our families, and are tired and hot—Haiti has etched itself into our consciousness, and perhaps even our hearts. In some ways, we have been changed by this week. In some ways we won’t ever be the same. I thank God for this week, and for Mike and Bonnie Snider, as well as the JBA—and the opportunity they have all given us to serve this week together.