We are home in Ontario for the month of April enjoying time with family and friends, and the cold, ice and wind have given us lots of opportunity to reflect. Upon reflection three words replay in our minds. Transparency. Accountability. Grace.
The truth is these words have come up often in conversation over the last three months. Conversations with hospital leadership. Conversations with fellow friends in ministry. And our private conversations with God. Let us engage you in some of the happenings.
We are always humbled how God provides for every need. We arrived in January to generator troubles at the compound ... never fun!! Our trusted friend Russ came to the rescue and we were able to upgrade to a refurbished 60 kw generator, which has kept us in power for the present. Hope Lives is in the process of converting to solar panel for future needs at the compound, and hopefully down the road at the hospital.
We experienced a leadership change at HCH, which meant in January we were engaged in the process, with the official board, of selecting and hiring a new hospital administrator. The board had a clear mandate, and were purposeful, in seeking a strong Christian leader who was open to transparency and accountability. It was a process which took many, many hours but God was faithful, and provided Mr. Erns Jean. He was installed to the position of Administrator on February 1st!
or little by little. Many times we have failed but we know God has shown us so much grace, and each day as we interact with others, work through solving issues, and strive to live Christ centred lives we are called to extend grace to others. It’s not always easy but “ti kal pa ti kal” we can do it!
Please continue to pray for God’s grace to fall on HCH, the leadership, the daily decisions, the staff, the finances, the construction crew and Burt, Sandy and family. We are humbled and honoured to partner with you. We will be returning to Haiti on May 1st for six weeks.