“I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. My soul will boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.” (Psalm 34:1-3)
Greetings. Now I know why time flies? Time flies because PP longs to see you. Just in a week he will be together with you to have a great time.
How is PP doing this week? PP is doing well. No doctor’s appointment until Tuesday next week. Still have some minor side effects of the med especially the Jakafi. But other than that PP is fine. I thank God for leading Pastor Terry Reid to call me and pray for me every now and then.
My blood pressure was going up but the doctor prescribed another medicine to take along with the Metoprolol. The Metoprolol is more to regularize the heart beats. Since I have been taking the added med my blood pressure is good. This morning (Friday) it was 116/75 . Now Saturday 115/74
Yesterday (Thursday) was a big and rejoicing day at the clinic in Paul. Pastor Evens took the medical team there with Doctor George, the team leader as it was announced for Thursday September 13. There were 13 people together who went. Among them were three doctors, three nurses, three nursing students. The people there were very happy because it’s been a long time since there was any activity at the clinic. They saw 136 patients.
You know one thing about Doctor George he has a heart for the people. He is always ready to go anywhere at anytime he is asked to go. He always responds like this: provide transportation and I go. I like him. He is the MAN.
The roads to Paul are bad and they even had a flat tire. They could not believe the roads were that bad because most of them went there for the first time. Pastor Evens told me that these vehicles need new tires. Patient pays 100 gourdes each to be seeing and for medicines. I was the one who sets the price. Pastor Evens told me that meds are very expensive. Even if we double the price it will not cover it. One of the meds that they gave today costs about 350 gourds. The cheapest one costs 100 gourdes. It’s about 67 gourds to $1.00 USD. For this visit the clinic in Lacroix has covered the cost but they cannot continue to do that because if they do they will not be able to pay the employees, buy meds, fuel and maintenance. Pastor Evens has sent me some pictures that some of you will get.
At the clinic in Lacroix we charge 300 gourds but the patients are charged extra if the meds go beyond that. They never complain because they can afford it. They are planning to raise the price. Remember the clinic in Lacroix is self sustained. I told the leader in Paul that my goal is for the clinic there to be self sustained as well. I am positive that it will happen one day not some day.
Things are going well at the mission in Lacroix. School is going well. Attendance has greatly increased this week to about 800 plus. There is a graduation class this year. I saw them on Facebook wearing ties. This is to distinguish them from the other high school students. I like that. These students are very proud of themselves.
My wife told me that the Haitian contractor was supposed to start working on the vocational classrooms today. My wife has bought the materials that he asked for the flooring. My wife asked him if he is sure he will get it done before Dan Beck returns. He assured my wife that he will get it done. In the meantime they are still working on the east side of the fence.
I thank the Lord for those wonderful young men who work in the child sponsorship office, Jean-Rene AKA JR, Jean- Ricot and Bejelet. They are doing a very good job. I am very proud of them. This week I had the honor to talk to JR, first time in two years. We both were happy for the call. I like the way they do their work. By the way Bejelet is from Lacroix. He is the son of Jesumene, the cook at the guest house. I always admire him because of his height. I wonder if he is not twice my height. You know I never realize I am short until I am in the presence of a tall guy. I have to look up to see his face.
During the revival in Pacot last week there were five new converts and several who recommitted their lives to the Lord. I thank the Lord for that. They really need a great spiritual awakening in that village. The school building there will be started before long.
Thank you so much for all that you are doing. Thank you for your prayers and financial support.