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Chicago Metro Presbytery exists to extend the gospel and to oversee the work of the ministry of the PCA throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area to the glory of God.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Haiti Trip Update #3

Today was a great day for our team. There seemed to be less of the typical "Monday confusion" as the team began working together than is often the case and as a result about 160 people were seen at the clinic- 140 of them orphans. Our dentist pulled nine teeth and one very serious and neglected gash on a child's foot was treated. Shoes are depleted and clothes are going fast!

Children's team worked in tandem with the medical team today very well. The kids glom on to one and all and enjoy the play and attention to the hilt.

The teaching team also had a great day with 55 pastors, 18 of which drove 10 hours from Gonaives to participate. Our teaching team has named this group of pastors "heroes of the faith" for their sweet spirits, humility, and faith in adversity.

Most of the team is coping better with the heat today. The electricity did stay on last night to cool the sleeping rooms - in fact it got cold in the dorms overnight!

Tomorrow the teams will start earlier to  allow more medical care to take place. Also tomorrow replacement trike wheels will be taken to Maxene, a man who doesn't have the use of his legs. On a previous visit he was given a specially designed wheelchair "trike" and he's worn out the heavy duty tires already!

Please continue to pray for safety and resistance to illness as the team puts in long hard days in the heat. Pray also that the team would be encouraged by the difference they are making even as they see the massive needs firsthand...so much of which they cannot meet.

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