Bob Swa everyone! we are struggling to get px loaded but a lot has been sent to Colette's gmail. It's possible she can load them.
These two days were productive but the travel was grueling at best. Yesterday was 2 hours to travel over potholes and today turned into a little longer when we got to within 15 minutes before arrival we hit a literal roadblock with demonstrations. Apparently the village of Mirabalais was tired of having no electricity and they were demanding to see the mayor! We watched the smoke from the burning tires and rubber in the road and the translators suggested the drivers back up in case they got to throwing rocks. The report was at the moment it was bananas ... after plotting a plan to go backward and find another village behind and also feeling sorry to leave the waiting crowds ahead (30 min passed) I guess the mayor showed up! The fire was extinguished and we along with dozens of Haitians on motorcycles and trucks yelled with joy and we started our engines😀
This village had not seen health care come to their village in over a year. John Cierzan and Cindy Kane got in on a home visit and ther were a number of stragglers in the back end of the truck to observe. Elijah loved it
You will see stunning pictures of the hillside and mountains behind us. About half the crew made it to the top to see the Little open chapel and prayer going on. There were plenty of kids who needed shots of Rocephin an accessed wound on a guys head that need lancing; young adult with a huge heart in need of a new heart valve and 92 year old mothers of 11 with only 5 of her children surviving (not a tooth in her mouth) but told us the secret to a long healthy life in Haiti was all about singing in her church choir
Lots of heat lots of cohesivity in the group an ice cold beer with dinner and still bagging rice with creative methods.
Time for bed. Tomorrow is. Church and another 175 families to see
Peace to all of you. Kay
Teri is the President of CHAMPs in Haiti. A nurse of 30 years, it has been my dream to make a difference in the lives of others through mission work. The Feb 2016 trip will be my 3rd to Haiti!