I can do all things in him who gives me strength…

30 Jul

Agnieszka, a professor from Warsaw, Poland, and a friend of Felician Sisters, came to Jacmel, Haiti, for three weeks to help in the mission. The first week of her stay was busy with the normal events of life in the mission: teaching kids and playing with them; taking them to see the doctor; cooking; visiting kids homes, etc. It was normal mission life. Frequent heavy rains at night did not disturb much mission life, but it provided a lot of water to our cistern. This was the end of quiet mission life for us and our guest, Agnieszka.

At the beginning of last week, we noticed that a number of the kids who come everyday to our Mother Angela Kitchen had a rash or scabs on their heads and other parts of the body. It did not look good, so we asked our Doctor Wanitha for help. On Wednesday, after her work, she arrived to see the kids and examined a few of them, discovering two contagious diseases. After that discovery, we decided that Doctor Wanitha and two of our nurses would come the next morning to see the rest of our kids. We asked them to come with their mothers. Early that afternoon, they had an hour break and came back at 3 p.m. to see the rest of the kids. Doctor Wanitha asked for their mothers to come with them and, in some cases, she sent for their siblings to be sure that all in the household would be healed. We knew we could not continue them having the kids come and spread the disease. Our Kitchen needed to be closed for some time.

Next day while still treating some kids in the clinic, we received messages to get ready for another cyclone. The weather did not look like anything was happening, but we were obedient and put away tables, chairs, pictures, etc. Right now it starts raining….

While we were still preparing for the cyclone, we received another message. Someone recorded from the radio and sent it in WhatsApp. They asked to prepare not to leave houses for few days because demonstrations would happen in the whole country. We were asked to buy food, gas for generators and all that would be needed to survive at home without leaving the place. This was supposed to start this weekend. As for now, Jacmel, at least around us, is quiet.

Additionally, bees appeared by our house, maybe looking for a place to hide before the rain…

It seems like a story from the book of Job, but I can do all this through Him who gives me strength…


Posted by on July 30, 2018 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “I can do all things in him who gives me strength…

  1. Fr. Placid Stroik, OFM

    July 30, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Your faith linked to your experience of struggle is heart warming and inspiring. thank you. Fr. Placid

  2. kpcssf

    September 18, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Widzę znajome twarze na Haiti! Fantastycznie! Dzięki Bogu za ludzi otwartych serc, którzy chcą być świadkiem Jezusa w dzisiejszym cierpiącym świecie :). Niech Bóg błogosławi misji!


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