Dear brothers and sisters,
Greetings to you in the name of Our God and Savior: JESUS!
I promised to send news about the clinic last week but did not keep the promise. Now I am sending news targeting different aspects of our ministries.
First I want to talk about the ministry in Marmelade. This is a vital ministry. It is very important for the community. God has already used it to dispel some of the darkness in the area. Yet the challenges of Ezechiel, the minister, are huge. There are heartbreaks because of backsliding, false accusations, economic difficulties, incomprehension of people, including some of the members. Demands! Demands! Demands!
However, one of the greatest blessings of the church right now is that we have a good leadership team. After working diligently for three years we now have a team with passion and zeal and determination to make the church go forward with the help of the Holy Spirit. You will find these men and women in the first picture. From left to right we have David, Guerline, Mr. and Mrs. Dume Wilcoste, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Deplat and Ezechiel and his wife, who is not in the picture here.
The second picture was taken during the worship service. The had about 70 adults and over 30 children in the service that Sunday morning when I was visiting with them. The school is going well. We have about 150 in five different classrooms. Classes are all inside the church, except one which is in a small room in the back. We need prayers. We need you to help this ministry continue forward.
The next picture is about the church plant in White Mountain (Morne Blanc). As a reminder, White Mountain (Morne Blanc) is an area north of Gonaives. This is where the city is moving. The area was not seen as a prime area for the growth of the city before the hurricanes (2004, 2008 and 2010). But since then White Mountain became an area where a lot of people want to move and many have already moved there.
The number one reason why people didn’t move to the area before is because water is a luxury there. People walk between one to three miles to get a five gallon bucket of water. When they arrive there is a line so they have to wait. When it is ther turn they fill a bucket and a gallon jug. After that they have to walk that same one to three miles to return home.
Our first project there, while we are building the church building, is digging a well. Dr. Tom Hobbs helped us to get started. The project cost more than we anticipated. We thought we would find water in 120 feet. We did not. We found water at 175 feet, but they have to dig an additional 25 feet to make sure that we will always have water.
They have finished digging but the cleaning stage is not done yet. They will not finish it until we pay the 1500 dollars that we owe them. After that we will have to buy a water pump, pipe and a cistern to house water for the people in the community. They don’t have electricity yet, so we will have to use a generator to begin.
The people in the area cannot wait to see the water pump in use. One of the closest neighbors told me they can’t wait for the big event, meaning the time when the well is in operation. Please pray for that.
We have not laid the roof for the church yet but all the materials are there. They were bought for us by the Miamitown Church of Christ. The delay is that the guy we were going to have on site left Haiti for the Dominican Republic. So we are working and praying toward the best solution to the problem. Pictures three and four are about the well.
My last update is about the clinic. Every medical group who has come to see patients for us reveals how much the need of medical care is here. Doctors and nurses can testify to that as well. We are moving towards having a permanent clinic with Dr. Dan and others providing care to the public.
In the last picture you will see the current look of the clinic that started last October. We praise God for the people who have made this progress possible. We praise God for those who have diligently worked, whether here or in the US, to bring us this far. We still have a long road ahead of us so we need to stay together and focus toward finishing that project. Completing that project will make care available to the needy and not so fortunate. Completing this project will open additional doors to present Christ. Completing this project will bless many. We can accomplish these things together.
Below please find a partial list of the medical equipment needed for the clinic. We would like donors to put these items and others in the truck that will be sent to Haiti in the future. Our friends who are doctors and nurses are free to collect things for us and to suggest other things that they know that we will need to make our clinic a very good one for the glory of our great God.
May God bless all of you for our sake. We are remembering in our prayers all the victims of the tornadoes all over the Midwest. This is a heart-wrenching thing. Yet we can overcome the challenges together and by praying for those who need it. Blessings to all of you.
Salonique Adolphe and team
List of Needed Medical Items
- ROLLING CHAIR
- FILE CABINETS
- PEAR(for succion)
- SPRAY MACHINE(FOR ASTHMA)
- TAPE METRIC(WOMB HEIGHT)
- SCALES FOR WEIGHT OF ADULTS AND CHILDREN
- WARMING TABLE(NEW BORN)
- DELIVERY TABLE (BIRTH)
- SUCCION MACHINE
- TROLLEY OR WAGGON
- HOLDER SERUM(PORTE SERUM)/SERUM POLE
- BEDS OF HOSPITALISATION
- TABLE OF CONSULTATION
- WATER COLOR
- OXYGEN TANK
- GLUCOMETRE (BLOOD SUGAR)
- ROTATOR TUBE(LABO FOR WIDAL AND CRP/ASLO)
- CENTRIFUGAL(TUBE CONIC AND HEMATOCRIT)
- REACTIF FOR HIV/RPR
- colouring( gram and for spit exam)/lugol
- air conditioner
- EKG Machine
- Dental Chair
- Centrifuges for Urine and Hematocrits
- Exam tables (4 or 5 with stirrups)
- Desks and chairs (8 or 9)
- Chairs for waiting area (approx 30)
- Metal GYN speculums (approx 15)