Coastal Haiti Mission Newsletter
Response to Report on Stephen’s Swollen Knee
We reported in the May 2018 CHM Newsletter, on a student, Stephen Saintil, who has a very swollen knee.
The response to this report has been outstanding. The medical community, including doctors, nurses, laboratory personnel and medical organizations, have networked together by email. They have set up a plan to get a sample of blood from Stephen, and that same day, to take it to Miami, where it will be analyzed at the University of Miami.
The suspected medical condition is called hemophilia. The blood analysis is needed to confirm the diagnoses and to also determine the subtype, which is needed to determine the treatment. It is likely that Stephen will require treatment for the rest of his life.
We at CHM, wish to thank all of you, who have had a part, and will have a part, in helping to determine Stephen’s illness and his ongoing treatment.
We also want to thank the CHM Family and Friends for donations of $200, for Stephen’s treatment. This and any additional funds received for Stephen, will be used for the medication he will require.
We will report to you in the future, how Stephen is progressing.
Again, we want to thank all of you, for helping a young boy in a poor and distant country, have a better life. To us, WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS A BIG DEAL.
Food for the Poor Program
Pastor Coty writes:
Today is the food distribution day. No one would miss this day for any reason, because food is more important to them than anything else.
Those people are not expecting a nice house, or a better future for themselves, because they are old. What they need is just to get something to eat, everyday. This is what they hope for. Because of you, the Family and Friends of CHM, their hope for meals comes true.
I SAY AND WILL ALWAYS SAY, THANK YOU TO YOU, THE GOOD PEOPLE OF GOD.
Food Distribution Day
On the way back home after receiving their blessing from CHM
Water Purifier Project
Jeff in the center with the Gift of Water instructors
Jeff being presented an award for being the outstanding student in the class
This is our water technician in Cahess, Jean Elie Toussaint, also known as Jeff. Jeff was sent for training at the Gift of Water Headquarters in Port au Prince. All the people from the village of Cahess, are celebrating with Jeff, because he received an award as the number one student in the class. The class members came from different regions of Haiti.
As our technician was the number one student, we hope to have the number one good functioning program in the country.
So far we have 68 people on our list to receive a water purifier.
Our next step is to order the Gift of Water Purifiers, and then begin installing them in homes.
Life in the Village of Cahess
Pastor Coty writes:
In our region of Haiti, from the middle of May to the beginning of July, is a special time of the year. It is known as the mango season. This is one of the greatest periods of the year for everyone, but especially for the children.
In the following pictures, you will discover how they enjoy it.
Not every family in the village has a mango tree, but the children of those families who do not have a tree, can always go to a good neighbor to get some mangos.
They can either pick them up from the ground after they have fallen from the tree, or they throw rocks at them to make them fall. The children usually eat some of the mangos right away, and then take some home to eat later, as well as share with the rest of the family.
School Lunch Program
The School Lunch Program successfully concluded the first semester of 2018 by providing school lunch for the eleven school days in the month of June.
We are accepting school lunch donations during the summer, to be able to begin providing school lunches beginning with the first day of the 2018 Fall semester. We anticipate that there will be 200 students plus teachers for the fall semester, which translates to about $2000 at $0.50 per lunch, for the first 20 days of the term.
If you would like to help provide school lunches, please send your donation of any amount, to the address at the end of this newsletter, and designate it school lunch.
Pastor Coty, the Board of CHM, the parents of the students, the students, and the teachers, all join in thanking you, the Family and Friends of Coastal Haiti Mission for your investment and sacrifice in providing the School Lunch Program.
We want to emphasize our thankfulness by saying:
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor. Proverbs 22:9
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