Monday, March 2, 2015

Ottawa Visitors

Thursday we had a visit from Jeffrey Nault and his team from the Ottawa, Ontario region of Canada. We love having visitors. Years ago there was a plea made in Canada on television stations for a translator to help my sister Tanya do translating for John's paperwork. Jeffrey Nault and his wife used to work at Grace Children's Hospital in the 1970's. They moved back to Canada and when he saw the news he contacted my sister to help John. Jeffrey Nault and his wife still lead teams to Haiti. He visited us a couple of years ago and told us of his story with John. It is neat how John has brought so many people together. His team visited us and brought us some gifts and supplies. Some of their gifts were something that only Canadians could appreciate - things like Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leaf sandals! We are going to have to find some special children worthy of wearing these Canadian sandals :) One of the team members works in a hospital in the recovery room. Doctors and staff put a suitcase of medical supplies together to bring to us. This gift comes at the right time. Ken and Andrea's clinic moved out on Saturday to another location and we will be needing to source our own medical supplies in the future. One of the team members came with his ukulele and Manu joined him in playing music. They played well together and knew many songs! Another of the team members first language growing up was French as she lived in Quebec. She was able to greet and talk with our school students. The team prepared care packages of supplies that can be handed out to the mothers that come here to stay for hydrocephalus and plastic surgeries. That same day we handed out some of these care bags to mothers that came in from the Southern part of Haiti to see the Smile Network team that is doing surgeries at Bernard Mevs Hospital. Thank you to our Ottawa area friends and we hope to see you again on your next visit to Haiti :) We give the Lord thanks for visitors who come and help out here in Haiti.



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