Welcome to my new blog! I will start with a brief introduction and background for those of you who do not know our story.
On April 22nd, my husband Dave and I moved to Thomazeau, Haiti to work with LiveBeyond, something we have been working towards for the last 3 years. I am a [new] Certified Nurse-Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and I have taken over the Maternal Health Program. Dave is the Mission Trip Coordinator and Base Manager. We have only been here a few days, but we feel so at home and at peace.
The Lord has already shown me so many reasons why I am needed here- from multiple stories of mothers dying to starving babies. Yesterday was third trimester day in the Maternal Health clinic. After seeing all the women for their visits (we do Centering-style care), I asked one of the translators to inform all of the women that I am staying in Haiti and that they can come to the clinic to have their babies instead of having them at home. There was immediately a bunch of yelling in Creole and I didn’t know if they were glad or confused or telling me to go home. Then, one very-pregnant lady walked up to me and said, “Bondye te voye ou!”.
“God has sent you!”
Oh, if she only knew! [Matthew 28:19]
There is so much more background about how we got to this point, but that’s too long for this post. I will try to keep this blog updated with stories of life in Haiti, interesting medical cases I see and of course photos. I hope you enjoy! Bondye beni nou!