Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Catching Up

What day is it today? I'm not sure. The days are all running together.

Sunday, everyone gathered for church. It was the first time the community had been altogether. There was singing, prayers and stories shared. Even though I couldn't understand what was being said, there was no mistaking the feeling of the service.

Emails of support given are starting to come in. Thanks to everyone for your care and work to gather funds and supplies! What we need most urgently is money. Supplies will take awhile to get here as MFI (Missionary Flights International) is quite overwhelmed at this time.

We have not set a date for going to Port as of yet. We are currently looking through the boxes of supplies that arrived in the container just over a week ago for supplies that we can use - clothes, bandages, IV fluids, etc.

The population of Haut Limbe is growing as families bring relatives home from Port. Yesterday at the clinic fees were reduced to $1US for consults and prescriptions across the board. Patients were so relieved to hear that as many have spent a lot of money on transporting back and forth to Port. We will keep the fees reduced for the rest of the week and then reevaluate as this means the clinic will lose a significant amount of income.

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