October 12, 2014

Unless otherwise specified, all reports are from Brother Chuck

Oct. Medical Team 2014

 

Today everyone should be back at home with their families. TEM cannot thank Dr. Sanders and her team enough for the love and medical care they showed the Haitian people this week. They treated over 1100 people in 4 days. The team members were from California, Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Washington DC.

 

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Haiti October 10, 2014

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Kids enjoying food we provide
Kids enjoying food we provide
Kids enjoying food the Lord provide
Kids enjoying food we provide
Paths along  the way
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Taking a walk about
Taking a walk about
Taking a walk about
Typical Haitian houses
Taking a walk about
Pastor Bishop with Daniel (voodoo priest)
Andrew with Daniel (voodoo priest)
Dr. Rick with Daneil
Daniel's father
Children in Daniel's voodoo village
Children in Daniel's voodoo village
Inside voodoo village
Inside voodoo village
Inside voodoo village
People in Daniel's village
People in Daniel's village
Taking a walk about
Making Gravel out of rock
Team doing inventory
Ashley doing inventory

Report by Tereasa Breckenridge

God is….all that we need Him to be in Memphis TN and Z’Orange Haiti. We have been blessed all week serving our brothers and sisters as unto the Lord! Normally I work the pharmacy, but this week I was blessed to work the gifts/clothing/gatekeeper position. Mr. Fred Green–we really missed you! The children asked about you as soon as I got here; we missed you, and they did too. Christyn, Matthew and Carol–you made it look easy. Aline Cotton blessed us with the devotion this morning, reflecting over the week and “Having an Attitude of Gratitude.” Psalm 100:1-4  She encouraged us to be thankful and appreciate the Lord for ALL that he has done, is doing, and will do in His own time. Her commitment was to help collect, donate, pack out, and do whatever she can before she is blessed to be able to go.

We all recognize what an humbling experience it is to be blessed to be chosen by God to be part of the Medical Missions Team. As usual, we come as willing vessels prepared to serve God’s people, and we leave with so much more. Our hearts are grateful to New Mt. Sinai Church in Memphis TN and Pastor W. DeWayne Breckenridge. You had no idea when you blessed us with an abundance of infant formula/cereal that we would treat a 1-month-old infant whose mother had died in childbirth. He had only been fed mashed bananas and water; now he will have formula and cereal that will last for a while. Because of the many people who continue to support and bless us, we are able to make a difference. Your hands and hearts reach past the USA, the ocean, into the valley of Z’Orange. As Momma Ora says, “If I can’t go, I can send ‘GO’.” There are folks here from all walks of life, young and old. I believe this is what heaven will look like. We thank you more than you will ever know!

God sent new, first timers – wonderful missionaries, too! They all have a heart to serve with a spirit of excellence and love. Even after serving for the week, some felt moved by the Spirit to sponsor some of the local children for school – what a blessing! We also had new interpreters. Pastor Norman, FBC Memphis, I am here with your brothers, Rudy and James. They are young Haitian men in college who delight in doing the work of the Lord. We are forever grateful to our Father for the wondrous works He has done–in us, through us, and for us. I pray that God continues to bless TEM and Bro. Chuck as he follows God and does His will.

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Haiti October 9, 2014

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Jerusalem IV church
Having church at Jerusalem IV
Having church at Jerusalem IV
Pastor Bishop preaching at Jerusalem IV
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Church Band
Team having church at Jerusalem IV
Church at Jerusalem IV
Janice singing in Jerusalem IV
Morning devotion
Morning devotion
People waiting in line for clinic at Jerusalem 1
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Pastor Bishop keeping peace in line outside clinic
Willa doing triage
Dr. Sanders with patients
Dr. Rick
Dr. Gebhart
Pharmacy at Jerusalem 1
Lady in clinic
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Baby in clinic
Baby in clinic
Baby in Clinic
Little boy in Clinic
Little girl waiting for clinic
Little girl waiting for clinic
Evangeline, Bro Chuck & Teresa in cliniic
Filling prescriptions
Ashely taking care of photos
Baron helping with photos
Sarah & James working in VBS

Report by Janice Mosley

Today we went to Jerusalem I, which is located on the grounds of the mission house. Therefore we did not get on Gabriel, the old military truck, to take the usual bumpy, dusty ride to our daily medical mission site. We were blessed to be able to walk to the church across from the mission house where the people were to be seen. It is during this time that one can see how much is taken for granted. It made me stop and thank God for what I used to call the little things, but now I call the favored blessings from God.

Mothers came with their children and waited in line for hours to be seen by the medical team. One could clearly see the concern of a mother for her child, and also see fathers there with their children patiently waiting. There is so much compassion and concern for family within the Haitian communities. One would see brothers looking out for brothers, sisters holding on to their sisters, locking arms so as not to be separated. Haitian people are so appreciative of what we refer to as the “simple things in life.” Life here appears to be rough and rugged, yet it is accepted as a fact of life, and they find joy in the simple things.

It is amazing to see the Glory of God in this place, where the medical team attends not only to the medical needs of the Haitian people, but to the human and spiritual needs as well. The entire team packed gift bags with personal and hygiene products until late night, and sorted clothing for babies, young boys, girls and adults to give out as the families waited to be served. The medical team members praying for the people and displaying their concern for the people’s souls is a true testament to God’s Glory! There were over 300 people served medically, physically and–most of all–spiritually. I thank God for the opportunity to serve with an awesome team to do His will in the nation of Haiti.

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Haiti October 8, 2014

Unless otherwise specified, all reports are from Brother Chuck

Mountains of Haiti
Mountains of Haiti
Blue skies of Haiti
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Loner Church
People lined up at Loner Clinic
Triage
Dr. Sanders with patients
Dr. Rick prescribing medicines
Pharmacy
People still coming
Little boy in clinic
Little boy in clinic
I just don't feel good
Little baby in Clinic
Baron and LaRhonda taking photos
Ashley taking photos
Giving out clothes
Free clothes
Sarah after VBS
Life is hard in Haiti
Laughing with the people
Is it not winter yet?
Dr. Gebhart in break room
Pastor Bishop resting
Taking a well deserved break
Pat & Willa talking

Report by A. Wheatley

The Village of Lone – Third day of the clinic and, although we are tired physically, our spirits are high. The Lord showed his glory in many ways this afternoon. We encountered a woman who came into the clinic pregnant and carrying an armful of field greens wrapped up like a baby (yes…you heard me right). When asked why she was carrying the greens like an infant she replied that she was pregnant, but did not want the child to be born. She was told by a voodoo priest that if she carried them that way for a month she would not have the child. That same woman came to Christ today and handed over the voodoo trinket to our pastor from the great state of Alabama!

The Lord also blessed us by allowing our team to serve the entire line of patients – over 250 – without having to turn anyone away. Usually there are more patients than time permits, but not today. Our team was filled with the Spirit, and the Lord’s light was shining brightly through each and every team member. Dr. Rick actually danced to the pharmacy on his last patient (not sure you would actually call it dancing, but we won’t tell him that).

We all miss our friends and family back home, but are blessed to be here. Praise Him!

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Haiti October 7, 2014

Unless otherwise specified, all reports are from Brother Chuck

Loading up to go to Tapio
Headed for Tapio
On the way to Tapio
Setting up for clinic
Getting ready for clinic
Setting up for clinic
Inside Tapio Clinic
People lined up for clinic at Tapio
Joyce helping with registration
Willa taking blood pressure
Dr. Sanders with patients
Dr. Gebhart seeing patients
Dr. Raina with patients
Dr. Rick seeing patients
Pastor Bishop spreading the Good News
Andrew & Pat in Pharmacy
Working in Pharmacy
Ashley working in Pharmacy
Working in Pharmacy
Taking photos of Haitian people
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Handing out clothes
Handing out clothes
Taking photos of Haitian people
Sarah in VBS
Boring
Now, what am I doing here?
Be Happy!!

Report by Joyce Bishop

Today was a wonderful day, as was yesterday. We started our day as usual with a beautiful devotional presentation, and this time we had a wonderful testimony detailing how God opens doors. After getting Gabriel (our transportation) packed up with medical supplies and gifts, we all loaded up for the scenic route to Tapio, passing the most picturesque sights you would ever want to see. As we traveled along we were happily greeted by crowds gathered along the roadways.

When we arrived at our destination, the crowd was there waiting to see one of the 4 physicians on our team. Our support team – nursing staff, pharmacy staff, clothing distributors, teaching staff, interpreters, logistical technicians, ministers, and just plain old manpower – was ready to get started.

We strategically saw each patient and tried to meet their immediate needs as they passed through each of the stations we had set up. We saw a great number today, and had a lot of anxious patients waiting to be seen as the day came to a close. We packed up, loaded up, and headed out.

We were instructed in our devotional to see God’s Glory, and we succeeded. First, the road to Tapio was breathtaking–God’s Glory! Next, the faces of the patients that we were able to see in our makeshift clinic–God’s Glory! Oh Haiti, thank you for showing us God’s Glory!

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