Monthly Archives: May 2014
Twice this week, we visited people in our neighborhood who have chikungunya, caused by a mosquito bite. Most of our kids and their parents have, or have had, a fever together with achy joints and muscles. It usually lasts for three days. There are some cases that are severe and last longer. Medication that relieves the pain and fever is Tylenol. You can protect yourself by using mosquito spray, but this is not accessible to our people.
Daily the VIM volunteers are learning to live the Felician College Core Values. Everyday the volunteers have an academic hour. On Saturday, May 24, the core value for the day was Respect for Human Dignity. After their first day of class with their students, we visited the Missionaries of Charity. Sister Clara Maria shared the sisters’ mission and provided an opportunity to interact with the poorest of the poor. The sisters care for women, men and children with special needs, as well as malnourished babies.
On Monday, March 26, the volunteers focused on Transformation. After class, the volunteers met Karolina, a young architect from Krakow, Poland, who has been living in Haiti for two year. She shared how living with and in other cultures has transformed her life.
We, too, can witness that, in meeting all the people who come to our home, our lives are transformed.
“Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.” John 13:20
Every week we go to four different places with the Mother Angela Mobile Clinic. The Lord is sending us many people. Our people in the mountains do not have access to medical care. We thank you for your generous support of our clinic so that children and all people can get medical attention. Keep praying for us.