Growing a partnership across cultures is challenging, but deeply rewarding. For many years, Albright Church has been connected with the Church in the rural region of Gens de Nantes (GDN) in the North-East Department in Haiti. This past November, a small team from Albright travelled to Haiti to focus specifically on listening to our partners. Together with EMCC World Partners facilitators, and several of our partners; Frere Richard (Teacher), Mis. Ketely (Clinic Nurse), Herlynda (Partnership Facilitator), Hernso (School Director), Dr. Emmanuel (Clinic Doctor), and Dr. Sammy (Translator), Pastors Maccene and Abdon (AEM Pastors) we saw God at work in many ways.
Over the next few weeks, Joey, Lorna and Lindsey will be sharing their personal reflections through the blog. We encourage you to engage with the weekly posts, and learn more about the exciting things that God is doing through our partners. Use these posts as a way to learn how to pray more intentionally for our brothers and sisters in Haiti.
Today, the clinic continues to operate daily, accepting patients from within Gens De Nantes, as well as from regions surrounding it. The Clinic Staff have chosen together to remain open, taking the risk that they may contract Covid-19 from their patients as there is little PPE available in Haiti. Their heart is to continue to care for the most vulnerable in their community, and they are placing themselves in the will of God, trusting in Him for every need.
One of the other GDN leaders, "God can solve the problem of the [shortage of physical] resource we have, and provide when we use what we have been given to meet the needs of others around us".
Thank God that our partners are continuing to be faithful to Jesus and to their community in this time. Please pray that more PPE may be secured for the clinic staff to use daily. Pray that God will protect these frontline workers from infection, and that he may show much grace to them in His time.