Friday, May 29, 2015

Madam Sufis

Madam Sufis is the woman who helps Mike Martin with coordinating things at the building project in Leroux. 
With Durwin Miller here for a few days we decided to stop in and see how things are going there and what finishing touches the project might need. 
This visit involved coffee and bread with peanut butter. 
Seth shared some of his bread with the duck. 
This is castor beans being processed by Madam Sufis in her yard. Somehow an oil is extracted from the bean and then used as a hair product. 

This woman is quite visionary and energetic. She seems to have a sincere interest to help her people; it is people like her that make the projects we are involved in possible. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Deacon Gesner

Gesner Louis has been a deacon in the Water of Life Mennonite church of Fonds Parisien Haiti for many years. About 10 days ago he had what seems to be a stroke. Please pray for him and his family as he recovers. That he will be able to return to work. And that his wife will soon be able to continue with her small business; she is currently staying at home to care for him. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Water of Life Clinic

For the last four weeks the clinic has seen a high number of patients, particularly on Thursday. Even as many as 160 patients last Thursday. 
While they are awaiting the first patients to the window Jeana Byler and Delphine Keupfer prepare common prescriptions for distribution. 
The meds are passed through this window to the patients along with a brief explanation of dosage and usually a gospel tract with a return appointment stamped on it. 
Here the people are getting their paperwork started and registering for a consultation. 
Please pray for the clinic staff.