Michael's Reflections from Haiti
26 January 2023 13:44
It was amazing to be in Haiti to start the new year – like coming home again! While there are still many challenges there, the North seems to have found a peace amidst the chaos and a joy despite the suffering. Our partner hospital in Haiti, HCBH, continues to be a beacon of light for the community, staying open during the most difficult times. It is a testament to the administration, the staff and our HHA volunteers who serve so faithfully.
This past month, thanks to a generous donation, we’ve rapidly improved our solar capacity at the hospital, reducing our reliance on fuel and providing power when it’s needed most. Our Community Health Agents (CHA’s) continue to shine, providing health and wellness clinics, vaccinations, and baby checks to the most vulnerable communities. We were able to travel with them one day, with dozens of young mothers bringing their babies to be seen. One particularly young and anxious couple just had twins – surprise! Their response after our CHA’s did the babies’ first checkup was heartwarming and the relief they felt was evident to all.
We were also very fortunate to have Pastor Steve Burston from Church Crawley in the UK with us. Steve provided several days of leadership training for both hospital staff and our HHA Team. It was incredibly encouraging for everyone and much needed to help us refocus the why behind our efforts. And finally, the latest development – cholera, has reared its ugly head once again. HCBH has taken on the challenge and have recently opened a Cholera Treatment Center, providing immediate life-saving care in a time of crisis.
Please join us in prayer as we continue this important work. If you’d like to learn more about what we’re doing in Haiti and how you can support us, feel free to reach out directly and I would be happy to share more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haiti Country Director