Dear family and friends;
After Sunday school this morning Deb sent several very needy souls to the hospital for medical care. We are so thankful for those of you who send medical funds so that we can continue to help these poor people. A 15 year old with a huge hernia, a lady with a large stomach mass, this quiet man with a badly infected foot, a 6 month old with a high fever and many other sick people.
Without medical care, he would soon lose his whole foot.
There was another rock fight outside the Sunday school yard this morning as older boys were fighting over the small bags of rice (manna packs) that we distribute. This innocent bystander was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was hit in the face by a large rock. We quickly sent him up to the hospital.
There are always many needs and requests each week at the Renault Sunday school.
I had the privilege of cutting and milling a beautiful mahogany tree which had been planted by Pastor Johannes Schurer 45 years ago when he and his wife began serving as missionaries in Haiti. (They continue to minister here in Haiti).
Roro and Nadair helped me lift the clear mahogany slabs.
The Mahanaim volleyball club is flourishing and we have held several tournaments and have new players joining. The Angels continue to play and are praying that it works out for them to go to the Haiti National volleyball championships in May.
Last weekend we took the volleyball club (70 kids) to the nearby Apostolic Christian Church dairy farm project. It was a great field trip and the Haitian young people were interested and amazed at the agriculture methods which are showing amazing results.
A glass of cold chocolate milk was an extra treat.
We don’t know this lady’s name, but we call her “Friday”, as she and her daughter come to see us and get some food, most every Friday. Three years ago both of them probably would have died had it not been for the Missouri medical team who nursed them back to health.
We are looking ahead to summer, which normally means “Camp time” for us. We regret that some of our teams have had to cancel due to the continued instability in Haiti, but we are thankful that they are sending the funds, so that we can still host camp for the Renault Sunday school children. We are also thankful that other teams are still planning to come and help us with camp. We would appreciate your prayers as we are trusting the Lord to provide ways for camp to continue this year.
Thanks for your prayers and support.
Bye for now, Love Rod, Deb and Katie