“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Phil 4:13Dear friends, We have just reached the end of the fiscal year. We praise God for all we have been able to accomplish, in spite of the lean resources, by being parsimonious without compromising with the standards of care our patients deserve. We are growing, though slowly. Looking around us, and being myself the president of the Christian Association of the Hospital and Health Clinics in Haiti, I was able to witness the difficulties all missions or humanitarian medical works have been facing. Some even have closed their operations. This is due to the decline of the international donations and the consequence of the “decapitalization” of the families in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area after the earthquake that hit us more than four years ago. Our effort toward generating more local funds has been successful. Our daily income ratio has been generally improving (35 % in December; 52% in March; 64 % in June; 45 % in September). However, we still have an important loss of earnings. A large portion of our debt has been met by our friends from the Xenos Community Fellowship in Columbus, Ohio, but we are still in need of 60,000 dollars to meet our expense budget. Hopes are higher than ever, as Haiti seems to be moving ahead: roads are being built and the international airport has been renovated into a more modern facility. Several public buildings are being rebuilt in downtown Port-au-Prince. Moreover, a new airport is now in operation in Cap-Haitien in the North and American Airlines has inaugurated its first flight there. More hotels are being built and the number of tourists is increasing. The Haitian authorities are promoting the country saying “Haiti is open for business”. May God bless these efforts.
King’s Garden and School Our children at the Garden are growing and are doing well at school. We definitely need more sponsors to keep the Garden and the primary school in good standards. As you know, Kenken, Rodriguez, Rolando are graduated from the Garden and went back during to their relatives the summer. Robinson will be leaving to be with a new family anytime from now. October 2014 We are currently caring for 33 children, 21 boys and 12 girls. We recently welcomed Dieunie and Yvemalande, 2 sisters of 13 and 8 years old. Please, continue to pray for: • Noel and Koffy, Naika, Love-Danny and Wolf-Kerby as their adoption dossier is still pending although near completion • More sponsors to keep the orphanage and the primary school in good standards.
King’s Hospital The shelter for the generator machines is being built. Let’s pray for a team of electricians who are visiting from October 19th to 25th in order to redesign all the connections and install automatic devices for an improved electrical system for the King’s campus. Let’s praise God for Dr. and Mrs. Ed Miedema who will be leading this team from Denver Community Church (Denver, CO) and for Lumiere Medical Ministries and Charlie Pearson in Gastonia NC who financially supported the construction. During this fiscal year, in spite of the road blocks due to construction, we have improved in yield in comparison with last year: • 254 surgical interventions • 6,049 outpatient consultations • 794 hospitalizations • 11,263 lab tests • 328 X-rays • 115 deliveries
We praise God for our chaplain, Pastor Smith Lyron, who successfully underwent surgery for glaucoma in Michigan. Through his ministry, 52 people accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior and were addressed to an evangelical church near their home. He and the Community Health staff continue to deliver preventative care to vulnerable children and women in the vicinity of the hospital and do training for the volunteer pastors and church leaders. They have immunized more than 1000 children and women and taught more than 20,000 community and church members around the hospital. Let’s also praise God for our friends from the Apostolic Christian Church, Lumiere Medical Ministries, Hearten Haiti, Christ Community Church (St-Charles, Illinois) and Tearfund UK who continue to financially support us. Thank you all who visited us, prayed for us and sent donations to make our work reach the success we have had this year. Your partnership is important to us. Please, continue to pray for Haiti and for us as 2015 will be an election year and may be tensed. We are determined to make a difference in the life of the people we are serving. It may seem a drop in an ocean of needs but it means a lot for each and every life transformed by the power of the love and compassion given in the name of our Lord Jesus-Christ. In His name, Hubert and Junie
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