Report from Kat

There is truly no greater joy in this life than to serve God faithfully and without hesitation. I am humbled to have been allowed to serve here in Haiti for both the medical teams this past two weeks.

The final hours draw near and we have completed the last clinic at the village called Tapio. My boots are dusty, my feet ache. My head throbs from working in the heat and the hours upon hours of constant noise. If you have worked with us in the past you know what I am talking about–the babies crying, people talking as they are waiting to be seen, the noise of the clinic. Yet there is a joy in my heart that is indescribable. I realize where we have been and how God has been glorified because we were simply willing. There really is no greater joy than knowing you served God with all your being–with all your heart, body and mind.

It always seems to hit me at some point towards the end of the trip. I try to hold the tears back until I get on the plane, but seldom do I succeed at that.

This afternoon when we returned home, I went to Chuck to turn in the census of the number of patients seen this week and the lump in my throat made it difficult to say aloud, so I just handed him the paper. Suddenly, we both realized it was almost 2,000 people in the last two weeks–2,000 people who had no medical care, not even Tylenol for a headache. More than that, we were vessels as the Holy Spirit worked through us to bring love and compassion in His name. There can’t be anything more glorious and humbling at the same time than to know God and serve Him in this way. His promises are true. He is the Great Healer and Provider.

There is still more work to do. The tedious task of the medical inventory, a few more meals, packing, cleaning, and the final farewells. Yet, with joy and eagerness I carry on my tasks ahead, claiming this wonderful promise:

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28


Haiti November 20, 2011
Haiti November 17, 2011