As 2019 came to a close, I began to look at the ministry and what had happened during the last year. There were highs and of course lows. Also, I started thinking about the next year and how we were being led by God to minister to our neighbors and community. God just gave me a phrase of “Why not?” Sometimes we limit our actions on paradigms or preconceived notions, and He was saying, “Why not?”
The idea of a second malnutrition clinic has been on our minds for over a year. In that time we’ve prayed, sought input, and looked for sites that would accommodate not only the patient’s needs, but the ministry needs as well. We’ve contemplated many areas; however, the Lord keeps pointing us to Cite Soliel.
While we were in Port Salut, the end of last summer visiting a friend he said, “Why not Cite Soleil?” Citie Soliel is a very poor area that is controlled by gangs, so my first reaction was one of anxiety and perhaps a little fear. After we were back home in Port Au Prince, the idea of Cite Soleil continued to nag us. I reached out to a guy I knew in Cite Soleil, who had a growing ministry, in which children were being fed and also were hearing the gospel. Luken invited me to visit. As I got out of the car, what I saw was a community of people that just wanted the basic necessities for their families. The facilities exceeded our expectations and were more than ample for our needs. Things were beginning to fall into place.
Currently, we’ve been interviewing medical professionals. We have a faithful guy Kevin, who is gifted at building, that’s coming in a month to build tables and benches for the new clinic. We’ve had people provide funds for supplies, so we’ve been able to get some of those purchased and teams are bringing those in the next few weeks. You know God is moving when he brings things into place and you’re not having to force them. We’re very close to wanting to put a start date on the clinic; a few more things need to take place, but know that God is continuing to move and put all the pieces of this puzzle together. ~ Troy