Coastal Haiti Mission Newsletter
Hemophilia—An update on Louvens
We wrote in the October CHM Newsletter that a plan had been created to get a sample of Louven’s blood, and then transport it to the University of Miami for analysis.
Pastor Coty writes:
Louvens Charles is the brother of Steven Saintil. He has the same symptoms as Steven, so our friends in the USA want to help him. I took Louvens to see Dr Ted Kaplan in Cap Haitian, early on a Sunday morning, to begin the first step in determining, if Louvens has hemophilia, as his brother does.
The result after the analysis is, that Louvens does have hemophilia. Therefore, the blood factor that Dr Ally is keeping in reserve for Steven, will also be available for Louvens.
Dr Ted Kaplan taking a sample of Louvens blood
We are not done. The rest of this story is being written in the coming months. We will continue to report as developments take place.
Upcoming 2018 Christmas/New Year celebration
Pastor Coty writes:
Hello everyone, we are very close to Christmas. The kids of Cahess are very aware of this, and they are all hoping for a gift from Coastal Haiti Mission. However we know, that the gifts are really from you, the CHM supporters.
As mentioned in an earlier CHM Newsletter, we celebrate our children’s party on January the first, instead of Christmas day.
The number of children has increased significantly. We have children from the church, the school and from the Saturday Sunday School. Although some of the children are in all three groups, many are not. The overall result is, that more gifts will be needed than in the past, so that no child will be left out.
As for us in Cahess, my wife Nana and I are praying that the need will be met.
We thank you for your kind support to our kids celebration.
The photos below are of the children in Saturday Sunday School.
This is one of the groups of children looking forward to the Christmas Party.
To date, CHM has received $500 towards the $1000 needed for this celebration.
Indeed, we are so very grateful to you, the Family and Friends of Coastal Haiti Mission. We present the needs to you, and you continually meet the needs.
Home for the Homeless
Pastor Coty writes:
Several years ago, Pastor John Lindsay helped us to build a home in Cahess for the homeless.
This house has 3 rooms, which means that it can house 3 families. Two of the three rooms are occupied. One with a woman named Sazine who has a baby, and the second, by Renand and his family. Brother Renand has begun building his own house, which means he and his family, will be moving out some time in the future. Then, we will have 2 empty rooms.
In the meantime, one of our teachers is getting married soon, and he has not found a place to live. I am thinking of letting him use the third room until he can get another place or build his own home. His name is Bricely Charles. He is the teacher for the 5th grade in our school in Cahess.
Bricely Charles, then 5thgrade teacher
The home for the homeless
The Water Purifier Program
On December 1, 2018, fifty more families will have a water purification system in their houses.
Brother Jeff, the CHM Water Technician, has been working hard, assembling the systems, for the distribution on that day.
He will then begin to visit each home, to verify that each system is operating properly, and to teach pure water usage techniques.
Jeff, the CHM Water Technician, assembling the 50 Gift of Water Purifiers In preparation for the December1 distribution.
The School Lunch Program
The school lunch program continues to thrive. When someone is hungry, they can get into some rather interesting positions to satisfy that hunger. Some of the photos this month, illustrate this fact.
Pastor Coty’s comment is:
For some kids, the important thing is to get the food.
The children will have lunch each of the 15 school days in December.
All of us at Coastal Haiti Mission are exceedingly grateful for your generosity to the families, especially the children, of Cahess Haiti. We say THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
These students do not need fancy dishes or cutlery.
Life in Rural North Haiti – Transportation
Pastor Coty Writes:
When I was a child, we did not have Motos (motorcycles) as a way of public transportation. The use of Motos was begun in Haiti, especially in the northern part of the country, in the last 15 to 20 years. Now you see moto Taxies everywhere in Haiti. Due to the condition of the roads, a moto Taxi is much better choice than a Tap-Tap, as it can take you to any destination. A Tap-Tap is a car, truck or bus used to transport people for a fee.
When the moto Taxi was introduced, transportation became much easier than in the past. If you are able to pay, the operator will take you and your luggage.
In most cases, the moto driver does not wear a helmet, and the passengers almost never wear a helmet. The only time a moto driver must wear a helmet, is when he takes merchandise for sale to the industrial park. He knows he cannot get through the gate, without a helmet.
This kind of transportation is surest way of getting to a destination in Haiti. But many people are afraid to ride on a moto, because of the large number of accidents that occur, involving these motorcycles. We don’t have a good hospital nearby, so a person could easily lose a leg in an accident, involving a moto.
Food for the Needy
Usually Pastor Coty’s mother is in charge of the actual food distribution to the people in this program. Pastor purchases the food in quantity, and brings it to his mom in his truck. However here, Pastor Coty is distributing the food, helping his mother. As you can tell, Pastor Coty serves in many capacities. He and his wife, Nana, are true and faithful servants to the people of their church, and also to the people of their community.
Pastor Coty writes:
Some people are enjoying receiving, and some are enjoying giving. I thank God because he uses me to distribute, what other people have contributed, to help others.
“Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.”
Please remember, that CHM must continue to send our monthly commitment of $600 to carry on the ongoing CHM ministry in Cahess.
If you desire to help, please send your tax deductable check to our address and tell us how you want us to use your donation:
Coastal Haiti Mission
C/O Constance Goddard
3048 Spring Fancy Lane
Indian Trail, NC 28079
For tax deductable “online donations”, please use our PayPal service. Also please designate how you want us to use your donation:
May the Lord our God, who knows your heart and sees your actions, grant you great joy as you serve Him.
Connie, Esther, Pastor Coty and Ken are very grateful for your sacrifice.
Ken Johansson CHM Newsletter Editor