Monthly Archives: March 2012

Day 9

Last night was such a pleasant way to wrap up this trip. After the departure of our friends Josi and Mary Therese, we spent our time reminiscing about the experience – the highs and lows, of which there were definitely more highs. We spent much time laughing and certainly some crying. This is Haiti after all. Read More

Day 8

I must admit that last night I was mistaken…the dogs were loud and untiring…once I reached my bunk. No roosters though and I am told the bear was actually quiet.

We awoke to a delicious breakfast and did a little shopping at the Much Ministries guest house. We then went to the outskirts of Gonaives to the slum of Jubilee where this organization focuses their efforts – school, medical clinic, home building, garden and the only sweet water well in the area. This is quite an operation. Read More

Day 7

Last night we were able to enjoy a little more good conversation on our front porch before turning in. Jeffery…you would be proud…I managed to silence the dogs last night…unfortunately, NOT the bears.

We awoke and packed with plans to depart after lunch for our drive to Gonaives. We probably saw just 90 patients but the heat took it’s toll and we were all exhausted when the last patient was seen. We so appreciate those who supported our work here and hope to see Christophe and Blad again. Read More

Day 6

So, last night did not really provide much of a lull, but we managed to get some sleep. I don’t think the bears took a break but we eventually all passed out with fatigue. I am sorry to say I was no more successful with the dog silencing telepathy than Jeffery was last year, and am not optimistic for tonight either.

This morning I awoke to learn that my tiny “Sickle Cell” patient did NOT actually get treated in the local hospital, so Vanessa was required to wake up at 2AM to take her and her mother to Port au Prince (6hr drive) to secure care. I am hopeful she will find the care she does indeed need. Read More