Updated: Oct 26, 2022
We arrived in Dèyè Mòn on the evening of November 2nd after a long day of driving. We were shocked to see how things looked after the hurricane. Even though we saw videos and pictures on television, it was still very different when we arrived in Dèyè Mòn. The village looked completely different. Most of the trees were down and I could see the village from the house we were staying whereas before it was covered with vegetation. We were all sad to see the devastation after hurricane Mathew.
As always, we were greeted with a warm welcome and everyone was very happy to see us and we felt the same way! Even with all the devastation, they still had beautiful smiles on their faces. This was such a testimony of their faith! After meeting everyone, we picked one of the new houses and set up for the 3 day clinic we were having for the locals. The medical team included a nurse practitioner, two flight paramedics,
In addition to running the clinic, we were able to give away 6 houses in Dèyè Mòn. There were so many we met who desperately needed shelter after losing everything in the hurricane. After much prayer, Dr. John Leininger and another team member, Jean Axtell walked for miles each day looking to find those in need of a home. The last house we gave was on our last day in Dèyè Mòn.
We were all so blessed to be a part of this miracle God did for this family and for so many others we met in Dèyè Mòn. For this family, receiving this house was an absolute miracle and will transform their life. Not only does it give them a peaceful place to call home, they now no longer have to worry about all their belongings getting wet and molding.
Even though it was emotional, returning to Dèyè Mòn was something we were all very excited about. There is nothing like greeting the locals here with hugs! They are always so happy to see us and we feel the same way about them.
Thank you friends of Mercy International for your generosity and prayers after hurricane Matthew. God has used your generosity in incredibly ways, and we are so grateful to watch Him work! Houses were built and given away, a medical team was deployed in Dèyè Mòn, food was given and so much more will continue to be done in the coming months. We are so thankful for God’s continued grace. We also want to send a huge thank you to Angel Staffing Inc. They got a medical team together, put their lives on hold, brought over numerous supplies to Dèyè Mòn and put on an incredible clinic that helped so many hurting people. What a blessing they were to so many people!
God is at work and we can’t wait to see more of His glory shine in our lives and the people of Haiti!
Psalm 145:11-12 “They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.”
Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”