love a child - HAITI
MOBILE MEDICAL CLINIC
Bobby and Sherry Burnette have worked in Haiti for more than 40 years.
They've built churches, schools, countless homes for the poor, an outpatient clinic, a malnutrition center, a birthing center (opening January 2019), and a gorgeous orphanage that is home to 80+ children.
This side of heaven, there is no quantifying the harvest of seeds sown.
Four times a year, they travel deep into the mountains of Haiti bringing medical care to the poorest of the poor.
When the road ends, they keep going. For hours, they travel winding mountain trails.
The team travels in a modified Pinzgaur. It's the highlight of the trip. Seriously... where else can you go and travel like this?
It takes a multi-vehicle caravan to haul the supplies needed for the mobile clinic; food, water, thousands of prefilled medication packets, language translators, cooking supplies, cots for sleeping and security for protection.
Love A Child's mobile medical clinics are highly efficient and geared to treat several hundred patients a day.
In the sun and with no where to sit, families patiently wait in line.
Patients first see a medical provider (a doctor, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or registered nurse).
The final stop is ministry where everyone has an opportunity to hear the good news of the Gospel. For many, it is the first time they've heard about a God who loves them and His son, Jesus, who gave His life for them.
To these people, the good news of the Gospel truly is GOOD NEWS.
The medical cases are severe: children with infected sores, toddlers with swollen bellies and copper hair from longstanding malnutrition, people dying simply because they share the same water source as the pigs. When treatment is not available, diarrhea from drinking dirty water is life threatening.
FACES OF THOSE WE SERVE
It cannot be emphasized enough how important the LAC mobile clinics are to the Haitian people. Can you imagine having NO access to medical care?
The last two LAC mobile clinics averaged over 900 patients per day!
Although these clinics are critical to the Haitian people, it is the team members who are especially blessed.
True contentment comes from having a purpose greater than your own comfort. It is a priviledge to be part of these teams!
Photo credits Click Family Foundation, Inc.