Saturday, May 31, 2008
peanut butter medicine update
We've been pursuing malnourished Haitian children for 2 weeks now. Currently, we have over 20 children who have qualified for our "medika mamba" treatment program. The work has been very difficult and challenging. It's baffling how hard it is to find and treat the right kids. I'll try to explain more about that when I have more time and electricity. In short, it is very difficult work. On Wednesday, we showed up at a local hospital in Pierre Payen, prepared to see 10-15 kids. The news of our coming spread quickly. When we opened the door from our room to the waiting room. There were nearly 200 moms and babies waiting for us.
It has become clear to us that establishing a permanent manufacturing facility for Medika Mamba in Montrouis is out of the question for the foreseeable future. In our early plans, this was one thing we were hoping to research. However, we are attempting to see that the work continues out of our Canaan Orphanage clinic and our mobile clinic. Our team has managed to raise over $30,000 for the effort. That should be enough to sustain the project for awhile. However, we are looking and praying for a new team who might feel God's call to come and spend a few months carrying on the effort in the fall. Any takers?