New friends

So far, 2013 has been great for us at the Repheka Clinics.

On the first week of February, we had welcomed Dr. Larry Stack, emergency medicine and associate professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and deacon at the Bible Community Church (BCC); Pastor Jon Moffit (BCC); Jason Johnson, deacon at BCC; Dr. Christian Rhea, rheumatology and deacon at BCC; Dr. Phil Stack, gastroenterology; Judith Moffit, critical care nurse; Amber Newell, pediatric nurse; Marie Goss, labor and delivery nurse; and three college students: Clair Kassebaum, Michael Kelley, and Iris Chiang. During the day, the team provided patients with upper endoscopic procedures (under general anesthesia), and during the night bible conference to leaders of the First Haitian Baptist Church at Pernier. The members of this team paid their way to Haiti, brought in drug and medical supplies, and shared the life-transforming gospel of Christ with us. We are forever grateful to them for their spirit of care, compassion, and sacrifice.

On the third week of February, a second team from Tennessee, provided primary care in our clinics. This team, led by Dr. Charles Barnett, internal medicine, included Mary B. Sowell, nurse practitioner, Wren Sherrill, critical care nurse, and Richard E. Hale, engineer. We have spent precious time together, nurturing our friendships and planning for the future. We thank them for their care and compassion for the people of Haiti through us and the Repheka Clinics.

God has provided us with great friends who are willing to come along us, support us in our projects, and help us reach our goals and objectives for the betterment of the people of Haiti. We pray that God will continue to bless them all...