Entries in Children's Crisis Fund (26)
Jack Eans, our Vice President for International Child Ministries, is back on the ground in Haiti, helping to evaluate the situation at our projects. He sends us this report, which gives us all the more reason to pray.
Thank you for your continued prayers for the people of Haiti. The spread of cholera is a stark reminder that even the simplest needs must be met to create a better life for a child.
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If you sponsor a child in Haiti, please know that if your child is affected, we will contact you as soon as possible. We are in daily (if not hourly) contact with our staff. Here is a short update on our ongoing response to the cholera epidemic:
Each of our project directors have received additional shipments of bleach, antibacterial soap, and oral rehydration supplies. Since last week, they and the two community members selected by the project have undergone further hands-on training to help identify, treat, and prevent cholera.
As the project directors set up community trainings and resource distribution, the two community members will resume their home visits, assessing each family’s water use and needs as well as the health of the children.
Mothers will be encouraged to bring their children to the projects as needed, but especially if they have been ill. The children will receive an enriched meal and rehydration liquid. This also gives our staff the opportunity to evaluate the child’s health, especially the dehydration and malnutrition levels. Mothers will have access to training and hygiene supplies.
Dr. Beyda will arrive next week to continue these assessments and provide guidance for staff. He will work with local clinics and cholera treatment centers to provide treatment and assistance to our children. Medical Mercy will take a team back to our northern projects in the first week of January.
We are so grateful for your sustained prayers. We are seeing God move in response to this need, continuing to provide for and protect our staff and children. As always, watch this space for any future updates.
For much of this week, Haiti has been on our hearts and minds. The reports continue to drive us to our knees: cholera is spreading, infecting every area of this devastated country.
Why does it take a disaster of this scale to remind us how tenuous life is in the developing world?
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