Alright, so here’s the next day of my trip in Haiti! Hope you all are encouraged by my posts…
Haiti – Day 2 (July 13)
What a day! We traveled from Hinche to a small village (Terra Casse) to run a medical clinic today. I had so much fun. We started off in the medical group, where I followed Dr. Combs and helped him wherever it was necessary. There were so many people there who had minor and major medical issues. It certainly kept me busy! I was able to hand out vitamins, pain meds, antibiotics, and a bunch of other stuff. I also was able to mix an amoxicillin injection to give to a lady with an infected leg. It was really awesome, since I had never given a shot before. 🙂 Then we ate lunch and went to see the little village. It was so eye-opening. I absolutely loved being with the kids in the village. Two girls came up to me and linked arms with me as I walked down to the lake. Then we played with the kids with frisbees, footballs and games/singing. It was warm and sticky, but so, so worth it. The hardest thing we had to do was turn the people away at the end of the day. Some had waited for months for us to come, but still weren’t able to get help. Later in the afternoon, it poured rain. It was such a blessing and totally cooled things off a bit. We packed the VBS backpacks we were going to hand out while it was raining.
There is so much need out there. I feel that God is definitely calling me to serve Him in this tangible way (medical). People are so thankful to receive what they can. I am still amazed at how impoverished yet joyful and grateful these people are. I feel like the less you have, the more genuinely grateful you will be, as well as you wouldn’t feel the “need” for unnecessary things. I wonder what life would be like if we lived solely on essential things. Just being in Haiti makes me so less self-centered. I honestly haven’t given a second thought as to what people might think of me and more of how I can serve and show God’s love. I do not want to forget this day! (once again) I always want to remember the desperate need of these people and what I feel God’s call is for me. As I was working, I couldn’t help but think, what if they had just one more person to be able to diagnose and to heal? It would be possibly 30-35 more people who could be helped. I also want to remember just what being in Haiti is like. I haven’t been self-conscious in the least. Everyone is so friendly and others-focused. I want to maintain this attitude in America: Being focused on others, not caring what everyone else would think.
Well, that’s it for now! Thanks so much for reading this…