Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Update from Gloria

Dear friends,
    Greetings to y'all from Haiti. Hope this finds you all well . As for us here in Haiti, we are all surviving quite well . We are all  looking forward to having Trent's back after being here a month without them.  A lot more responsiblity on us but things have been going good. It's been a very uneventful month at clinic we've had one birth so far this month and a couple emergency runs here an there and some patients who required stitches.
     With not much going on at clinic we've been going out to visit people quit a bit. I was really challenged by this verse in Luke 21:1-4  And he looked up an saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
    And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
   An he said; of a truth I say unto you that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
    For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God : but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had . 
     It really stood out to me after we had went to visit a older lady that had been on our blood pressure program but with her old bones, walking a couple miles up the mountain doesn't feel so good and she hadn't come to clinic so we went to  visit her . She was so happy that we came to see her. When we were ready to leave she tells one of the little boys that lives in the same house she does to run get something an he comes back with 3 eggs. They wrapped them up nicely in paper for us. They had so little yet they happily shared with us what they had. It made me question myself...do I so willing give everything that God has blessed me with? God has blessed us with a LOT . Are we being content with that or are we always greedily asking for more?
    Another family we went to visit has twins that we delivered at our clinic. They are so much fun to go visit. A very nice happy family. They invite us in with big smiles an she always make us a good meal of chicken or goat meat with rice an red sauce. As we sit there visiting with them, some chickens usually hop into the house pecking away at some bugs or crumbs an the concrete floor ,a cat comes in purring an brushing against your legs (much to my dislike, as I'm not so fond of cats). They're happy and content, they dont need a mansion, fancy cars, or lots of money, etc. 
   Having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 1Timothy 6:8 
  God bless you all, Mis Gloria    
                       The family with twins 
 The hypertensive lady who we went to see
                  A foot I sewed up 
This is the lady who we blogged about awhile back that  has a blood sugar ulcer. Its healing up so nicely. Praise God for healing! 





Thursday, June 10, 2021

Update from Cody

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalms 27:1. This is a verse that has been comforting to me here the last couple of days with some of the unforeseen events that have happened here recently, but first let me introduce myself and get you up to date. I am Cody Martin from northern Indiana. I did construction and was on the fire department back in the states...so
life here is a bit different, but I love it so far. I feel like I am learning fast and I have a great bunch of people to work with.
We've been doing some grilling, which is always good. We went to a beach one Saturday which was a nice break, we also occasionally go to a waterhole a little hike down the river.

Brandon and Mali (who both previously served here), Lorrayne's sister Marline, and Brandon's sister Heidi came on Saturday, May 29. Brandon was  going to be administrator while Trent's went on furlough for the month of June, and had a group of guys coming to pour the pad for the birthing center floor. Brandon, Mali, their little boy, and Brandons sister Heidi left for Port early Thursday morning June 3 to take Tent's to the airport and pick up the concrete crew. Verlyn and I were on our way back from a hospital run. Little did we know that the night before was the last we would see of them. Gangs have been causing havock in several places around Port, and as the group of nine people were heading back to the mission at 5:30 on Fri the 4th, they came on a road block. As they turned around and were heading back, four shots were fired. Miraculously three missed but one went through the drivers side door, hit the steering wheel, broke apart, and lodged in Brandon's chest and shoulder. Mali got a bit of shrapnel in her knee, but thanks be to God the wounds were not life threatening and nobody else was hurt. They went to the police station and they took them to the hospital where they removed the bullet. They stayed in Port for the weekend trying to decide what to do. They decided to all fly back on Tuesday the 8th. Please pray for them!
His injurys were not life threatening and he was little more than sore the next day.

 Lorrayne's sister, Marline came with  Brandons and will be staying for a month.  Trent's come back in July, so your prayers for wisdom, guidance, and protection will be very much appreciated. Thank you so much - Cody

Below are a few pictures taken the last few weeks. 

The only way God can show us He's in control is to put us in situations we can't control. -Steven Furtick.  Control. It feels good. ...