Monday, February 24, 2014

Mais Gate Clinic - Pastor Marcelin - Vermont/New Hampshire Team


On Thursday Amos' family hosted the Vermont/New Hampshire medical team at a church in the Mais Gate region, near Delmas 33. Amos father is Pastor Marcelin. Pastor Marcelin is responsible for the Christian Education Program here at our school.

Amos and his younger brother Patrick.

Pastor Marcelin has 12 children. This is Jefftay.

The church building is a work in progress

The church is large with lots of room for the clinic. Better yet there is a covered roof in the section where the clinic was.

Patients waiting for their number to be called.

A view of the Mais Gate area.

The medical team arrives!

A view of the interior of the church.

Some of Pastor Marcelins' church workers.

Unloading the medical supplies from the trucks.

Carrying the supplies into the church.

We had to run out and buy some lunch bags for use as prescription and medicine bags. That day we saw a few accidents coming and going to the clinic. This vehicle jumped over the divider in the road and wrecked his front suspension, as well as knicking a tap-tap.

Even a policeman came to the clinic for medical care. BIM police are the mobile motorcycle riding police officers.

Ken busy at pulling teeth :)

Ed sitting by the drum set.

The consultation area was on the stage at the front of the church.

Patients awaiting their turn sitting on the church pews.

Lots of room for everyone.

Jannelle and Janneke helped out in the pharmacy filling out patient prescriptions.

A view from the back of the church.

A street-side view of the unfinished church building.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Canaan Medical Clinic - Hope Haitian Partners + Vermont/New Hampshire Team

Some of the older Coram Deo guys and their friends have formed a mission outreach team out in the new post-earthquake settlement of Canaan. Almost 100,000 people live in this new city. Many live in tarp homes and permanent home construction has begun for some of the settlers in Canaan. Their mission is called Hope Haitian Partners. Their families live out in Canaan and they want to bring an outreach program to the people of Canaan. Ed, Ken, and the Vermont/New Hampshire team set up a medical clinic in Canaan on Wednesday.

Hope Haitian Partners, Haitian young adults working to help better the lives of people living in Canaan.

Tarps provided some shade from the hot sun.

Ed was put of commission early after cutting his hand.

The team members spread out in the yard of one of our sponsor students home.

The pharmacy is in the background. People are lined up to get their prescriptions filled.

We visited the Canann clinic site after our trip to Mirebalais.

Janneke and Janelle came along.

Canaan is a dry, arid place with no shade.

Ken kept busy doing tooth extractions.

The registration table .

Patients waiting on benches.

One of the service providers listening to a lady's chest. Jn. Eddy is helping doing the translating.

Luc came along with us to for the ride to Mirebalais. He stayed in Canaan to help with translating.

One of the service providors.

This woman was scared to get a tooth pulled.

Ed, and other members of the clinic team.

Hope Haitian Partners. Haitians helping Haitians. It is great to see the Haitian people helping each other.

One of the consultation stations.

Macdonald and Eryl helping at the registration table.

Patients leaving with their medicines.

A view from the gate looking into the yard.

Rugged living out in Canaan.

The majority of the homes in Canaan are still tarp structures.

A family walking home from the clinic site.

Canaan is on flat land at the base of a mountain.

Next door neighbours to the clinic site.

Patients waiting to be seen. The guys transported our clinic benches from our place to the clinic site for the day.

James Calixte and his mother. She graciously provided the use of her yard to hold the clinic. Johnny Calixte is James older brother and a student at Adoration Christian School. Adoration Christian School helped the Calixte family build a cement block house.

I told the guys to stack the benches and chairs like the truck in the Beverly Hillbillies show.

Nobody wanted to sit on the chair but they sat on the benches. I drove my best so that Kimosabe wouldn't buck the guys off from the top of the truck. We should have used some rope as seat belts for the guys.