Haiti Day 5 by Louis Chalmers

A Look Back at 2010

March 10, 2010

Today we helped construct foundations for new church walls @ Pastor Olistin’s church. Many hands makes lighter passing stones &  buckets of cement to build a foundation. Working along side Haitian brothers and sisters is a refreshing experience- the Church being the Church.

The community children attend school each day since the schools are still not open. Lunch is prepared each day for the children and adults of the community.

The children of Haiti are joyful and curious. Our team includes several gifted childrens workers who spent the day teaching them chorus. The children especially enjoy viewing pictures of family on our cell phones.

It is awesome to watch the team God assemblies for these trips. We have several Canadians who can communicate in French with the Haitians and a couple of first aid trained medics who have assisted 3 children this week with removing a rock from an infant’s foot, mending a split lip, and lancing a boil on an infant’s head.

This last infant was found and taken in by a church member after the earth quake because both parents died. The adoptive mom told us doctors at a Haitian hospital wanted $100 us to lance this boil.

We ended the day with a tour of the destruction near their palace.  It’s hard to imagine if  we would respond to similar circumstances with faith & joy if our nations capital and White House lay in ruins. ~Louis Chalmers

Children at Pastor Olistin's Church

Children at Pastor Olistin’s Church

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