There is another organization that has been working in this nearby area for many years. They have a weekly clinic for undernourished or malnourished moms and babies to come for food, clothing, formula, diapers, blankets, basic medical provisions. This morning we stopped in to share some diapers from MH4H's Sewing Hope program. Part of the program involves students sewing diaper pieces that have been cut from t-shirts by people in the US and are sent here to be completed. While at the 'mom/baby' clinic we received word that the twin babies were coming to the clinic.
Nai Love and My Love arrived. They weigh 4 and 5 pounds. We heard their story.... the deceased mother's sister, who has been married for a number of years but has no children, is ready to take them in. The provisions offered from the 'mom/baby' clinic will be a tremendous help to their new family.
We can continue to pray for each one involved to accept the circumstances... for the big brother of the infant twins who is without his mother, for the father of the children, for the aunt who overnight became the mother of these babies.
After the blog post showing the desperate need of the little girl with the eye problem, there have been helpful comments from medical professionals about what could be done. As we needed some more information we contacted our friend Jean Ronel to ask if we could meet with the family. He in turn contacted the girls father and learned that they are in Cap Haitien today, waiting for surgery to be done tomorrow! The father said he does not know how he will pay for the medical care. Another continued prayer need.
Yesterday and today presented housing needs. This house in located in Savan Pignon which is a bit west of the main part of the city. (Savan loosely means suburb) We were introduced to the man who lives in this 2 room house with 6 children by our friend Pastor Clebert Jean. The entire structure leans as if it might collapse. It is easy to see where rain water drainage is eroding ground right under the house.
We also met Kolbert who is living with relatives in the countryside because his house in Pignon is not suitably enclosed to live in. He came from his garden to meet with us with a machete and leather sheath slung over his shoulder. He has worked to get his house to this point but it seems there is no possibility for him to be able to purchase needed building materials. There is potential for his small 2 room house (below) to have a cement floor, tin roof and Krepi (Cement) covering the stick walls.
Psalm 139:4-6 Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know it completely. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it.
How good to know that God goes ahead of our needs. You may find yourself in the middle of some unimaginable challenges. Bring it to the feet of Jesus. Ask God to work in your life. God knows!