Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Welcome to Healing Haiti Elder Care Program

The Healing Haiti Elder Care Program was created shortly after the 2010 earthquake.
We serve about 30 elderly in the village of Titanyen which is about 1 hour northwest of Port au Prince. Although the average mortality rate in Haiti is about 52 years of age, we serve elderly anywhere from 59 to 103. These elderly are truly the forgotten ones.

The elderly survive with no electricity, no running water, minimal access to food and water, but most of all limited care and love from others. The elder care program attempts to provide consistent food, water and most importantly people to visit the elderly and remind them of God's love for each of them.

Here are some of our favorite quotes from our elderly:
"Prayer is like a syrup - give it to me" - Verilia Pierre
"Prayer is my food and my drink" - Maricia Victor

Please pray for continued health for our elderly. Although we have teams checking on several elderly each week, the elder care support team will visit each of them them personally in November. At that time we will distribute needed medical and personal supplies. Our hope is to purchase a Creole "Talking Bible" for each of them as well.