Today after lunch we headed down the mountain to go to our hotel in Port-au-Prince. We are just across the street from the airport, so the team doesn’t have to get up so early in the morning to catch their flight. It is called Servotel; check out their website if you’re interested in seeing it. After our check in we took a little walk down the street and bought a few paintings from a local vendor. We are going to have an early dinner around 5:30 p.m. and then call it a day. The team will probably leave around 5:30 a.m. tomorrow; most of them will arrive around 2 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach. Rebecca and Brittany will not arrive until around 7:30 p.m. We have had an amazing time with our Lord this week! Please continue to pray as our team travels home.
Report by Craig and Melissa Ingermann
As our week here in Z’Orange comes to an end, we are overwhelmed with joy and humbled by the love and simplicity of the Haitian culture. These people have more love, enthusiasm and compassion packed in their little bodies than one could ever fathom, it’s contagious! No matter the mood or mindset you’re in, one smile from a Haitian child will fill your heart with joy.
This is the first medical mission that Craig and I have orchestrated, and to our surprise we survived without Mrs. Betty (our medical mission mentor). We held 3 clinics and saw around 350 people, most with the common presenting symptoms of cough, fever, headache, scabies and heartburn, though there were a few that needed much more medical attention than we were able to give. We are reminded that prayer is the most powerful medical care we can provide, and our purpose here is far greater than performing basic field medicine.
One of the highlights of this trip was climbing to the peak of one of the most beautiful mountains in Z’Orange. It felt like we were climbing Mt. Everest, though it is only a 2-hour hike to the top. The beauty alone was not only about the scenery, but also the people we encountered along the way. These people rarely see Americans, yet they greeted us as if they knew us, some of them even tagging along (in their flip flops). Our final destination was Jerusalem II (the church on the mountain only accessible by foot), where we gave shoes, hair pretties and vitamins to the local children. What a joy and honor to serve others in the name of Christ! We are so very thankful to all of you who donated to help these most precious people in need, all in the name of Jesus! God is Awesome!