The clinic normally closes down for two weeks during the holiday season. We are opened for dressing changes, emergencies, and people who are really sick. But for the general consults we are closed. This year it is going to be different. We have a team of doctors coming in from UCLA for the two weeks. We are more than excited about this. They will be seeing some hard cases for us. They will be teaching and performing tests for women in the area. They will be doing test for all kinds of STD’s. They will be doing classes for young men and women, pregnant women, and parents of malnourished children. This will be such a blessing for so many in the area. We are gearing up their arrival tomorrow. Please pray for us and the clinic staff as there will be a lot going on during the usual vacation time. We are so thankful to each of you that have been praying for us. We greatly appreciate it and need it! We feel your prayer, and we know so many are out there lifting us up. So many of you came through last month with donations for RHFH. We are so very thankful to each of you! God provided. We knew that He would. Now as we are winding down here at the end of December we are feeling the crunch again. Each year we pay our staff a bonus in December (it is required by law) they get double pay for the month of December. So we are again low on funds to cover this end of the year bonus. We know that we know that we know that HE will provide. Our normal payroll is around $7,o00 for the month. So you can see the amount that we need in just a few weeks to cover our cost for December. Every little bit helps and we are so very thankful for each amount. I wish that so many of you could be on my end of things just for a while to see all the things that go on here. All the blessing that God has provided for us and the kids here at RHFH. He does it over and over again. He never quits. He provides our ever need. Every month He has done it for the last 15 years that I have been here. I am so thankful to be apart of this work here in Haiti. I count it such a privilege that HE choose me to do what I do. I believe that He has called us all to do something. We just have to be willing to do it! 1 Peter 4:10-12 (The Message)
7-11Everything in the world is about to be wrapped up, so take nothing for granted. Stay wide-awake in prayer. Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless—cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God’s words; if help, let it be God’s hearty help. That way, God’s bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he’ll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything—encores to the end of time. Oh, yes!
Glory Just Around the Corner
12-13Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.