6 June 2012
Haiti June 2012: Day 5
Posted by OnCall Team under: OnCall Trips.
The day started with team devotions which was lead by Yseult. She encouraged the whole team from Jer 29: 11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” It was encouraging and she ended the devotions with a prayer for the team.
This time around the whole team congregated at the old clinic. Joseph and Martha prescreened patients and prayed with a few patients as well as provided health education.
Dr, Kieran, Yseult and Michelle saw patients,
while Nancy, Muchiri, Conseula and Maria worked in the Pharmacy.
Dr. Dave and Andrea continued to organize the pharmacy store.
Overall, the day went much smoother and very quickly so we were able to process a total of 209 patients at both facilities. We were also graced with both local and foreign volunteers.
One thing to note and exult is the return of several of the translators who worked with us in the past. They were all so eager and just wanted to help in any capacity. Joan: A very shy young girl in her 20′s with such a tremendous gift of being very thorough is currently in training to be a nurse. She handled patients with such ease and respect.
Andrew: Very intelligent, respectful and has a servant’s heart will work with anyone doing anything regardless of the task. At one point in time, he was able to teach parents on the importance of drinking clean water. Sammy & Marckens : Both are inquisitive and hungry to learn. They got a chance to take blood pressure with Dr. Dave and Joseph.
The other highlight of the afternoon were two of our young patients, Tasha & Mona. Tasha (12 years old) is very outgoing and friendly and spoke english very well, while Mona (13 years old) is the shy one. These girls spoke to Nurse Yseult who really encouraged them to keep working hard in school and earn good grades.
Then there was a young girl (Kethima), who is extremely bright who came to the clinic after school., claiming she was sick but Nurse Yseult knew that the girl was not sick. We were touched by the fact that she just wanted to hang out with someone who is as encouraging as Yseult.
The return of “Oncall Team” to Haiti provides continuity to the community on so many levels. For instance, the kids have been greatly inspired through the relationships over the years as evidence in the lives of the Translators above: Joan, Sammy, Andrew and Marckens. Mimose ( elderly patient ) who gave praise to God for receiving Medical help. The love of Christ is shown by the team simply doing daily tasks:
Nancy “The pharmacist” training others to administer medicine.
Joseph training Marckens to take vitals or do intake.
Maria and Conseula counting pills and gauging whether someone really needs “reading glasses” or not.
Dee teaching 3 ladies how to do crotchet. Martha doing worship and praying with patients. Andrea working in the pharmacy as well as doing intake. Dr. Kieran doing pre-liminary evaluations in the scorching sun. Michelle seeing patients, praying with them as well as providing health education. Yseult with kids just milling around and pretending to be sick just so that they can hear a word of encouragement or affirmation. Dr. Dave doing homework with the kids and hanging out with them, while inquring about their grades/schoolwork.
Most of us on the OnCall team totally see the future of Haiti in these kids, these are the next generation that will usher in the presence of God, turn-around the economy and stability of Haiti, but it starts with the friendship of Christians. The word of lord during devotions clearly demonstrates that God has plans, hopes and a future for the Haitain people already unfolding through kids.