Our teams all worked extremely hard in some fairly rigorous conditions. I know this might sound hard to believe, but it was a good thing we had 26 people on our two medical teams because we needed everyone of them today. I don't have the exact count on patients, but we saw 175 yesterday and it would not surprise me if we served 2-3xs that number today. We actually had to "close" the doors today. You just can't see everyone. Remember that Mirebalais has 150,000 refugees from PaP and that their "normal" population has great needs as well.
If I had a prayer request for today it would be for a 12 yr. old boy we met today named Jean. Jean said he lives on the streets. We asked if he has parents and he said his father dropped him off at his grandmother's in Mirebalais, but that his grandmother doesn't let him stay with her or "wash his clothes." We will try to track the situation, but this sort of situation is not uncommon in Haiti since many parents and grandparents have so many more children than they can care for, so they put their own out on the streets. Because the orphanage is not yet built at the GCA property, we cannot yet commit to Jean. The situation is also complicated by the fact that Jean has a father and grandmother, neither of whom will give him a place to live. And yet Jean says he still goes over to his grandmother's and she still takes him to church ... go figure. If we can stay in contact with Jean, and we can get the orphanage built, we can at least guarantee food for the guy. If you want to help expedite the process of the GCA orphanage being built, contact GCA at www.gcanet.org .
Thank you for all who prayed today!