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August 8, 2014

I am thrilled to report that for the first time in its seven years of existence, Centre de Sante de Gatineau now has electricity and pure, drinkable, running water! We praise the Lord for His blessing and provision for us in this huge accomplishment. And, we thank the many people who made this possible:

 

  • Chuck Smith in Milwaukee who helped order all the electrical equipment and supplies.

  • Karl Ralian in Waukesha, W...

July 31, 2014

I wanted to give a quick update of our weekend with missionary David Farquharson from PAP, who came out to help install our solar electrical system. We spent three very busy and somewhat exhausting days up at the site (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) with David and about 25 workers and had a very productive time. We had iron frames already made for the solar panels and decided that the best position for them (to avoid theft...

July 24, 2014

It is not uncommon in Haiti to have children being raised by grandparents or other relatives. Sometimes their parents are living, but are unable to provide for the child. Sometimes, the parents are no longer living together and one of the grandparents assumes care of the child so the parents can be free to work and make a life for themselves. And, sometimes, the parents have died, leaving the child in the care of extended...

March 19, 2014

We’ve had a number of significant events in the history of Friends for Health in Haiti since Cherlie and I started our ministry here in 2007.  One of the most significant occurred on Monday, March 17th when we moved all of our patient operations into the new clinic building.  We had been delayed in doing this due to ongoing construction at the site, including some finishing touches being put on the clinic porch and doors....

February 26, 2014

I woke up this morning at 5am and my heart sank as I looked out the window and found the sky filled with thick clouds.  “Our roof”, I thought, as I contemplated the disaster that would befall us if it rained hard while the roof was being poured.  A few hours later, we were up at the site and the sun was starting to peek through the clouds.  My spirits lifted and my heart was warmed by the sounds and sights of activity by...

February 25, 2014

Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 26th is going to be an exciting day for us here in Haiti as this is the day the construction workers are planning to pour the main roof of the second floor of the pharmacy building.  It is a day that has been long in coming and we are grateful to the Lord that it has finally arrived.  Constructing a building to the point where the roof is ready to be poured is no easy task.  First comes the f...

December 24, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

 

Cherlie and I and the rest of the staff of Centre de Sante de Gatineau and Friends for Health in Haiti would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  We would also like to thank all of our donors, volunteers, prayer supporters and friends for your wonderful support and encouragement to us in our ministry here in Haiti.  We are grateful for your partnership with us and for the...

November 24, 2013

I just spent a couple of weeks back in the US attending meetings and taking care of lots of business.  Cherlie kept the construction crew on target and they accomplished several important things while I was away.

 

The sidewalk between the main clinic building and the pharmacy/lab/xray building was poured and framing was started for the roof over the sidewalk.  The roof just got poured on Friday, and once the framing is rem...

September 26, 2013

The two week visit from Bob and Audrey Chase and Don Richmond from Elmbrook Church in Wisconsin came to an end this weekend with almost everything completed on the cabinetry for the clinic.  The team worked extremely hard, taking only one day off, and made thirteen round trips to the clinic site up in the mountains.  Most of the mornings were sunny, but there were frequent afternoon rains, so many of the trips down the mo...

September 16, 2013

This past week, we have had the privilege of hosting Bob and Audrey Chase and Don Richmond from Elmbrook Church in Wisconsin.  Bob is an expert cabinetmaker who pre-fabricated cabinets for our clinic in his shop in New Berlin, WI last fall.  We shipped them down here in a shipping container being sent to Haiti by Food For The Poor, thanks to the intervention of Karl Ralian of Waukesha, WI.  The shipping container was dela...

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