Dear brothers and sisters,
Greetings to all of you in the name of Jesus!
I have a hard time knowing where to begin. When I was in the States last Spring I decided that October 10th of this year would be the inauguration date for the health clinic. There were a lot of things to be done between May and October. On top of that there were a lot of challenges that would be ahead of us that I did not expect. In spite of them all, we inaugurated the health clinic on October 10 as planned.
Now, let me tell you a few things:
- The building is not completed as we were hoping at first. We still need to add the windows, doors, flooring, shelves, etc.
- The medical equipments is not in place yet as we were hoping. The reason, some of you may recall, was the mechanical problems with the truck while our men were on their way to Miami last Summer. Thank God for those who have come to our help since that problem and the truck will be on its way again to Haiti next week. Pray for that.
- The landscaping and other administrative items are not yet the way we want them. Again, let me say, we have inaugurated the building and this week alone close to a thousand people have received medical care in it.
Let me tell you that we have come a long, long way. At this time last year, we had just broken ground for the construction of the health clinic. We had roughly 5% (if not less) of the money needed to build the building. We started anyway. Since then many families and individuals have given generously “in the name of Jesus” to see this building built. Many Churches have cheerfully given toward the construction and they have done so “in the name of Jesus.” Work teams left their homes and families to come to work in the clinic. They have joyfully done so “in the name of Jesus”. In fact, some men came back twice in a short span of time because they wanted to see this building serving the community. I was touched and I am still touched by the love and the generosity of God’s people.
And, it was “in the name of Jesus” that two teams came to serve my people this week. They have met all kinds of situations. Some of them broke their hearts. Their work gives them joy knowing that they have improved the chances of several people to live longer. In fact they have saved and enriched many lives. They did not come because Haiti is the twin sister of Hawaii. We all know that she could be, but the reality is that she is not. They came to serve “in the name of Jesus”. Should I repeat that I am touched by their love for my people?To all my brothers and sisters who gave so that we can be at a point where we are using the health clinic; to all who came to work on the building of the health clinic; to all the members of Living Water who have worked very hard to foster progress on the building, my heartfelt thanks. May God bless you all.
One of my supporting churches up North has a ministry in which they want the beneficiary to know for sure that they do whatever they do “in the name of Jesus.” I am confident that you have done everything that you have done for the building of the health clinic “in the name of Jesus.” May He bless you and reward you.
Salonique and team