Leaving For Haiti
Prodigal Daughter and I and 6 other folks are leaving for Port-Au-Prince Haiti this Saturday for a one week medical mission in the parish of St. Simon and Jude. We will be providing basic medical care out of a "clinic" and "pharmacy" that we will set up on the grounds of the parish. Another physician from Indiana will be flying in to meet us on Sunday so we will have two doctors, two nurses and four others to help run the pharmacy and guide the patients through the process.
This will be my 10th medical mission to Haiti but my first one in which I will be able to receive Jesus daily in Mass and pray the rosary in Creole with my Haitian brothers and sisters.
Pray that God gives us favor with the customs agents as we are attempting to bring in 16 bags loaded with approximately $8000 worth of medications and supplies. In the past we either had meds confiscated or had to pay huge bribes to get through customs. Fr. Andrew in PAP is working with the archdiocese in the hopes of getting a letter from the bishop which may be helpful at customs, but it's really in the hands of God.
Pray that God will give us supernatural discernment to diagnose and treat without basic diagnostic tests or equipment.
Pray for the health and safety of the team while we are there.
Thanks so much for your prayers. I will have video and pics Lord willing, when we get back.