Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Experiencing the Great Outdoors in Haiti

This is coming to terms with the fact that this vehicle was not getting up that hill!
Some of my teammates hiking up the hill.
Even though we had to hike up the mountain, The Lord graced us with a beautful view!
This is where we held clinic today!
One of my beautiful Haitian patients!
This was one of the roads that we had to travel up and down.
This was one of our vehicles tried to get up the hill. And while he was trying to get the truck up, it started raining again! And then many of the Haitians came out to help push the truck, even in their bare feet!

Something came to mind this morning as I was getting ready for the day...my friend Ryan, who is actually on a trip to Kenya, told me how one of his teammates had asked them to pray that the Lord would do something "utterly disproportionate" in their lives. That is something that has stuck with me and I even prayed for that today and then it was ironic (and so the Lord) that one of the staffers shared this verse this morning....

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21

And wow, I wasn't quite prepared for what the Lord had for us today...it was definitely beyond ourselves. Today we went higher up the mountain than we did yesterday to a place called Teno...it was so high up that one of the SUV's couldn't even make it up there! So we had to get out and hike, straight up! You can imagine the beads of sweat rolling all over me! : ) Once we got to the top we immediately had to unload supplies and set up clinic. We ended up seeing 55 patients. I am so thankful for my translator! He goes ahead and asks the questions I want to ask even before I ask them!

And did I mention it started raining while we were having clinic? So it came down pretty hard and was very muddy when we loaded up and left. But we were at the top of a very large hill so that meant that the truck was sliding everywhere to try to get down it...I don't think I have ever prayed so hard! Some of us chose to walk but I honestly thought the truck that some of my teammates were in was going to flip over for sure! But praise God He saved them! And then there was the challenge that we had to still travel UP some hills on the way down...that meant for even more praying! I was truly amazed and humbled at how many of the Haitians came out to help with pushing the truck up...even in their bare feet!And did I mention that it had started to rain yet again! So we had to somehow get back down the mountain with all the rain. Some of us walked part of it and the rest was spent in the vehicle....I was drenched and covered with mud and water! And it took us over 2 hrs to get off the mountain!

I was very thankful for the Lord's provision in everything today and how he protected us! I am totally beat and need to get to bed but thank you to all who are praying for us! We felt the power of those prayers today for sure!


  1. Love your updates and pictures Lisa! Sounds like you are going to have a good nights sleep tonight! Your little patient is beautiful! What a blessing you are to them! Keep up your great work and I hope the rest of the week goes well!!

  2. Wow! What a day! Great pictures. Love the dress on your patient. She is beautiful. Praying for you.

  3. This is so exciting to read every morning...What a stretching for all of you ! And hiking too!
    Psalm 24:3 is so appropriate for your team !
    Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in the Holy place? Who has clean hands and a pure heart? He will recieve a blessing from the Lord...
    Lisa you guys are the generation who seeks him. What a gift to be serving our Savior ! praying Bona