Humanity In Bloom: Haiti Earthquake DVD

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Planning for The Future of Our Fellow Haitian Friends

All teams that were visiting from Hope Point, Cedar Crest Bible, 1st Pres Church and Life Church are heading home today. Remaining on the grounds in Haiti will be Jeffrey Sneller with Sneller Industries as he completes the courtyard project at Life Clinic. We thank him for his willingness to assist us with this project.

An addition has been made to the LifeClinic courtyard layout and design. Pastor Randy would like for it to include a small to medium size playground to be installed in the very near future. We are working with Dr. Terry Collier who is interested in raising funds for this project.We will still need funds for the shock absorbers on the playground and importing all materials to Haiti.

Dr. Berger reached out to Dr. Junie with Kings Hospital in nearby Cazeau and they had a great conversation about Dr. Berger helping out King’s Hospital.Dr. Berger would like to personally use their facility to give surgical/urological care to LifeClinic patients and partner with their facility. Doctors on the Lifeclinic medical advisory team are working now on getting their information together to send to Kings Hospital. A visit to King’s Hospital was also made by Pastor Ramon and some of the medical professionals that were on this most recent trip as well.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Progress Is Rolling Right Along!

Another Group from First Presbyterian Church and Life Church is arriving today. This will be a 3 day trip for them to explore a future partnership with the Clinic and Orphanage.

Pastor Ramon arrived back in Haiti yesterday for 5 days to assist with the exploration visit and the projects at the clinic.

Jeffrey Sneller with Sneller Industries will also be on the grounds for 10 days starting today to complete the courtyard project for the Clinic. We are very grateful for the donation of his time and the access to his architects and resources. Life Church will hire 6 men for 10 days to assist with this project.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Down But Not Out...

We were told that the Haiti government is asking big organizations that are feeding the people to pull out and that it is time for them to workout their own situations. Pretty hard to imagine isn't it? We,on the other hand, are not one of those big organizations and do not plan on going anywhere. Our teams being led by Pastor Ramon and Pastor Randy have shown when they tell the Haitians they can count on us, they live up to their word.

Behind the orphanage is an outdoor community with 35 children and 18 adults where we delivered food, and other supplies to them and PR and his team set up tents for them. They have a big sign that reads SOS Children’s Village. When we asked them what kind of help they are getting they said that they were given enough food for 2 months and that after that, they are on their own. They aren't forgotten. Not by LC or God...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Haitians Can Teach All of Us The True Meaning of Patience for Medical Care

Well, our Life Clinic now has electricity, runnning water and living quarters upstairs but we are still working on the medical examining rooms, medical supplies,reception area, air conditioning for the pharmacy and a few other things before we plan to open in May. As Pastor Randy said, while the medical services at the clinic have not yet begun, the food and distribution of clothing and cooking supplies and other items has started. The community in Santo 19 and surrounding areas are excited and anxious to be treated. It will surely be a LIGHTHOUSE in that community.

To give you an idea how needed our LifeClinic really is, just yesterday one of the locals in Santo 19 was sharing how he went to a nearby medical clinic which was about a 10 minute walk away. When asked how often it is open, his reply was once. Confused, he was asked, do you mean once a week? No, he says, one day, period. How did he know about it then to even go for a medical checkup? Oh well, he replies,I happened to be at my church and they were setup beside it. It was a team from the US from a hospital in the midwest that was only there for 1 day. Then, as soon as they arrived, they were gone again. So if you didn't happen to hear about it, your chances for care would have to wait for maybe another month or year again....

The community is excited and anxious to be treated it will surely be a LIGHTHOUSE in that community
Many connections with NGO’s, and faith based organizations continue to be made and we are following up with them some lead to a desired outcome and some don’t but we follow it and see what happens.
LC donated $3000 in food and supplies to the special needs orphanage we took the supervisor and director grocery shopping and we also delivered 2 loads of diapers to them from the HHI warehouse, they were given $400 in propane and diesel fuel was also purchased for them we will continue to share our resources with them.
Also attached are some the latest renderings for the future site of RCO, these renderings were provided by Sneller Industries architects. We continue to explore land opportunities that come are way and Jeffrey and John will visit land in Fond Parisien and L’ Arcahaie.
Bill Dedman from Msnbc has posted a new update and would like to stay in the loop regarding our projects and will post new stories from time to time
Jaccii Farris would like for us to assist her in getting the word out regarding the Haiti in Bloom DVD remember proceeds will benefit LCH and RCO
Skytop Charity Golf Outing, Monday June 7th benefitting RCO final registration are due May 27th (flyer attached)
If you have any additional updates that we missed please share and reply to all