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Haiti Update July 2021
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Northeast District Missions
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Anse-a-Galets, La Gonave, Haiti                                                                                                       December 2017

Haiti Update - July 2021
COVID part 2               October Trip


For the past year and a half Haiti has held our attention and has been blessed by the generosity of many who have responded to several requests for financial support. Examples range from payroll assistance for the mission station employees to supplemental pay for medical personnel dealing with COVID to support for enhancement of the solar power system at the mission station to establishing a means for providing a living wage for the doctors, nurses and staff of the La Gonave Wesleyan Hospital who are faithfully serving in spite of compensation that is far less than equivalent positions in Port-au-Prince.

Your generous response to these requests is acknowledged with deep appreciation. The positive impact of your responses cannot be overstated.

Even as plans were being made for teams to return and address the critical need for facility maintenance and repair, another wave of COVID-19 impacted the island of La Gonave, and the country (and world) was shaken by the assasination of President Moise. Even as we pray for calm and watch and wait to see if a sense of stability emerges, responses are needed to meet current needs.

As other parts of the world experience a decline in COVID-19, Haiti is experiencing a major resurgence. Although the La Gonave Wesleyan Hospital had closed its dedicated COVID unit earlier this year, it was recently necessary to reopen it. Reopening the COVID unit created a substantial financial burden for the hospital. In addition to the cost of added medical staff, other expenses include lab work, personal protective equipment such as gloves and masks, additional housekeeping and cleaning costs, oxygen (which must be shipped in), security, and food. The hospital does not currently have funding to meet these expenses without outside support.

Your contributions will unquestionably help save lives and minister to the hurting people of La Gonave and Haiti.

Donate online:
      Global Partners LaGonave Fund

Mail check to:
      Global Partners
      13300 Olio Road, Suite 400
      Fishers, IN  46037
with Note on Memo line: "WM06-0929 / COVID Relief"




Fall 2021 Trip
As previously announced, planning has begun for a trip to La Gonave in late October.  Although the ramifications of recent events is yet to be known, planning will continue for the immediate future so that the facility needs on La Gonave might be cared for if circumstances permit travel with adequate protection and safety.

The current plan is:
     Departure: October 20; return November 6
           with the possibility of some returning October30
     Overnight in Port-au-Prince 1 night each way
     Fly between Port-au-Prince and La Gonave with MAF
                                                     (Mission Aviation Fellowship)
     Cost: $1800 - $2000
Dates may be adjusted due to flight schedules.


If you are seriously interested in participating in this trip, please download the Team Member Information Form from the Northeast District web site, fill it out, and send to missions@northeastdistrict.org.  This is not a commitment to participate, but it will insure that you are included in future correspondence about the trip.
 
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