I know many of you have been praying for our situation, that we might get the proper medications for the Mother Angela Clinic in order to serve the sick here in Haiti. After a month of planning and getting assistance from some people in the Dominican Republic, we finally received medications for the Mother Angela Clinic. It has been very difficult here in Haiti to purchase medications in Port au Prince, but God led the way to get them so we could continue our mission to serve the sick and suffering.
We have been preparing some of our children to receive Baptism and Communion. We meet every Thursday. The first part of each class is choir, preparing their songs for Mass. The celebration is planned for June, but it takes much preparation with our kids and their parents and guardians. On March 12, we had a meeting with the parents of those children who will receive their sacraments. We are very blessed to have our young adults work with us. God is always so good!
We are busy getting our sewing machines ready for our newest project–Sewing Classes! Sr. Isajasza is very talented in this area and has already set up plans for her classes, as soon as we get the new inverter and batteries installed to provide more electricity. Thank God we have one treadle machine, which is controlled by a foot pedal. It just needed some parts for it to work. This type of machine is new for Sr. Isajasza, but she was getting the hang of it!
‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
On Monday, March 9, Sr. Isajasza and Sr. Marilyn made visits to some of the families of our children. We heard that one of them was very sick. Sè. Isajasza, for the first time, got a glimpse of the living conditions of the children we serve–no running water, no beds and people sleeping on the floor, with garbage everywhere. These times are even more difficult because of the political situation, There is no money, no food, no work.
Our people were so happy to see us and always love our visits. We have come to know that the power of presence of Jesus is the first true gift we can share.
From Thursday, February 27, to Sunday, March 2, the First Community of St. Michel’s Parish in Jacmel came for a retreat weekend. For most of them, this was a first-time experience. The amazing thing is that it was centered upon the Word of God. The community is made up of young adults and elders. The weekend ended with the celebration of Eucharist. Everyone helped to prepare for the weekend–making beds and putting mattresses in the clinic so we could accommodate 32 people. Even our cooks had to stay overnight since we had heavy rains on Thursday.
Every Friday night, we show a movie to our kids. Thanks to generous people like you who make it possible to serve popcorn and candy, our kids get to have some fun. Tonight it was Alvin and the Chipmunks. All the Alvin movies are a hit here. Even Sr. Izajasza likes movie night.
“All good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights” (James 1:17).
On Monday, February 17, Dr. Jean Paul Bonnet was on a mission. He spoke with our Bishop about the Bakery and the possibility of land. Their meeting was blest and a friendship in the Lord was made. We needed to see the land that was being given for the project to become a reality. Fr. Bertrand, Director of Caritas was to show us the land. We waited the day through and were wondering if this would become a reality and sure enough just before the dark Fr. Bertrand arrived to take us to see the land that is to be given for the bakery. It is truly “All good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights” (James 1:17). It was a moment of God’s Word fulfilled in our hearing.