They struggle up and down the rough, steep winding dirt road — bringing their sick, their precious loved ones in need, to the point of their hope … Hospital Lumiere.
Located in the village of Bonne Fin, high in the mountains of Southern Haiti, the hospital serves a desperately impoverished community of men, women and children suffering under the heavy hand of poverty, disease, and overwhelming need. A dedicated hospital staff works long hours for very meager pay in an effort to bring much-needed health care to this community of 70,000, cut off from the modern world and modern conveniences.
This is not the first time we’ve seen this picture in our minds. A couple of years ago, we saw this particular picture for the first time. We saw a hurting community, became aware of the tremendous needs — physical, medical, spiritual — and responded with compassion.
As you read this today, because of our donors generosity and kindness, we have a semi-trailer loaded with urgently needed assistance, marked for delivery to Hospital Lumiere.
- 10 hydraulic stretchers
- 8 exam tables
- 10 doctor’s stools
- 2 rolling medicine cabinets
But the need is still great. Some might say impossible to meet. Yet we know that “with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). We will continue to come alongside this hospital, serving Haiti in the name of Jesus. Hospital Lumiere’s need for assistance is both immediate, and long-term. The faithfulness and generosity of our donors allows us to continue to assist them in serving both the physical and spiritual needs of the Haitian people. We hope to prepare and ship a mobile x-ray unit, fetal and adult monitors, and an urgently needed infant warmer and electrosurgical device to help change the lives in this community.
At the same time this is only one of the many locations around the world that desperately need our help. We will continue our critically important ongoing work beyond Haiti and across the globe, sending medical equipment, medicine, supplies, health products, vitamins, and more — wherever people are in need, wherever Christ leads!
TOGETHER, we are doing amazing things to reach the world for Christ.