No, it’s not Christmas, but our clinic site is beginning to look a lot like a construction zone.  We had to wait a few weeks for one of the Department of Transportation bulldozers to get repaired, but it is now busy at work preparing the site to lay the foundation for our construction warehouse and outpatient clinic.  Here’s the latest photo from yesterday when we were up at the clinic:

Bulldozer used to prepare the road and building site for warehouse and clinic buildings 9/6/11

We are very grateful for the excellent leadership of Haitian engineer Paul Chèry who is responsible for road construction here in this part of Haiti.  He has been able to make use of the Department of Transportation heavy equipment to build the bridge over the creek and help us prepare the site, moving earth in a manner that would be impossible with manual labor.  Paul will also be helping us with the actual clinic construction and we appreciate his expertise and experience.

Our patients are very excited to see the progress we’ve been making, since they realize that, with a larger facility, we will be able to hire more staff and see more patients each day.  As it is, most of them leave their homes before dawn in order to get to the clinic in time to get a number to be seen (we give out 35 numbers, plus we see follow-ups and emergencies, giving total numbers in the 40’s and 50’s).

Please pray with us as our construction advances!

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