When one looks up compassion in the biblical sense, it is defined as such:
That human disposition that fuels Acts of Kindness and Mercy. Compassion, a form of love, is aroused within us when we are confronted with those who suffer or are vulnerable.“
You, the people who define PCPC, have shown compassion in ways that you may never fully appreciate, but which have defined the mission of this church, and this congregation.
For over 24 years, this church has supported, quietly, a medical clinic in the mountains of northeast Haiti — a place not seen by the world, but filled with people of great faith, and grace, and beauty. Because of your continued support and love, lives have been impacted in ways that we may never fully understand, but which share God’s love.
The latest medical mission trip to this community, March 2-9, 2018, was filled with not only medical and surgical activities, but also with life-changing commitments and accomplishments. In the small hospital, doctors work daily to give care in this remote area, the only access to such care available. And they are supported by your help
A Mobile Clinic travels out twice monthly to reach those who are unable to walk the hours to reach the hospital. And this is supported by your help.
This year, cisterns were built to bring clean water to communities, where waterborne disease and death is no longer a factor for nearly 50,000 people.
And a Nutrition Program to treat those children suffering from malnutrition is being implemented. And these are all supported by your help.
It is a gift to be able to be part of such an extension of God’s love. Because of the commitment, and continued support each of you give, lives are changed forever… and people in a remote village in a forgotten part of the world … know they are remembered, and seen, and loved.
For Love really is the ultimate gift.
We spend a week, and touch the lives while we are there.
But it is in the work that continues on that true changes are made.
Summary March 2-9, 2018
- Medical Clinic: 184 patients seen
- Mobile Clinic: 51 patients seen, glasses given to 100 patients
- Surgical: 19 procedures performed
- Medications: Over $1,000 in medications given
- 103 clean water sources built
- 200 water filtration systems delivered
- Development of implementation plan for Malnutrition program
- Continuation of the hospital support, the Food for Healing Program, and the support for the community and all of their needs
This is what your donations have done, and continue to do, in Haiti.
(Article by Dr. Sylvia Campbell)
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.
Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”