“You kept your word and came back.”
These words from the Pikmi village elder greeted us as we stepped from the truck.
Pikmi is a village on the island of LaGonave off the west coast of the mainland of Haiti where the DecAid Project has ministered before. Yes, we kept our word and returned, but in many ways we felt we returned home.God blessed us in many ways with this trip to Pikmi. We had an excellent group of people who volunteered to make the journey. Our team consisted of people from all over the United States, including California, Illinois, Indiana and Wyoming. It is reassuring to know that God can fit all the pieces of the puzzle together to create a successful trip. The sense of unity in our group was nothing short of incredible.
One of our goals for the trip was to be able to provide medical assessments in Pikmi, as well as at the hospital in Anse-a-Galets. Our time performing medical assessments and visiting with the Haitians was full of miracles. The first miracle of the trip was the fact we were able to give more than 300 medical assessments to those in the village of Pikmi.
The story of a 92-year-old woman gave us a sense of why we do what we do. At 92 years old, this woman had been a voodoo witch doctor the majority of her life. She accepted Jesus Christ as her savior a few days before we arrived. She told us how she recently dreamed that she would cross the ocean and see a doctor from the United States. She told us her dream was not fulfilled by traveling to the United States, but by God bringing American doctors to her home. We left her with her with her hands raised saying, “Thank you, Jesus; thank you, Jesus.” This was the first time the 92-year-old-woman had ever seen a doctor.
As it is every time we leave, it was hard to go.
We were able to leave enough funds from the 5 for $50 campaign for twenty-two families to purchase cement and complete latrines. We were also able to provide fifty Creole Family Bibles for fifty families. Thank youto everyone who prays diligently for The DecAid Project and the work we are able to do. We also say thank you to everyone who gave generously so we could purchase medicines, books, Bibles and cement for latrines. But most of all, we thank Jesus Christ for providing the opportunity to do what we do.