On a recent trip to Ouanaminthe, Haiti, a group from Florida was able to bless a Haitian clinic and orphanage with over 800 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Calvary Chapel Melbourne took a team of doctors, nurses, other medical personnel and electricians to visit Danita’s Children, a ministry that is home to over 100 children, and includes a church, school, and a medical facility.
The team held two free clinics there, normally staffed by one doctor, and an open-air clinic in a remote village. Over the three days, they provided care for over 600 children, treating their physical needs with medicine and their spiritual needs with compassionate prayer. Patients lined up with their whole families to have the rare opportunity to be seen by a doctor, and many received the Lord as their Savior! The team was also able to provide much needed facility improvements, and to speak into the children’s lives through devotions, teen seminars and in their church service. Each team member came home richer for the experience and left a piece of their heart with the children. For many it was a life-changing experience.
This was Calvary Chapel’s 7th trip with MFI, whom they say makes their trips possible. According to Pastor Dave Folkerts, “MFI is a huge part of our ministry here in Haiti. Without their service and generosity we couldn’t afford to bless the people with so much medicine, simply because of its weight. The MFI team is always excited to be part of what the Lord is doing when we go, praying with us and for us, and they do everything with excellence. Our teams think the plane is part of the adventure! We are grateful for their service and always look forward to doing ministry with them. We’ll be back!”