The second day of eye clinics have been completed. Yesterday we were at Lekol Sen Trinite, a primary school at the Trinity House. Sheridan has members who sponsor students at this school. Our family sponsors Kimberley Pierre, however, because of Carnival, school was out so I was not able to see her. This day we did 215 eye exams.
In the evening we ate dinner at the Hotel Florita and enjoyed the good WiFi connection.
Today we did 185 eye exams at Tetkole, a child advocacy organization in Jacmel. Over all we did over seven hundred eye exams in our week in Haiti. We say every age from young to old. We saw joy on people’s faces as they saw the world with a clarity they’ve not seen for very long. We saw disappointment as we encountered people with prescriptions and cataracts that we could not fix. We saw in the people of Haiti a grace and gratitude that was truly beautiful. We are more hopeful for Haiti now than we were a week ago because the Spirit of God is alive in Haiti. We experienced it in the people we served and who served us. I would say our group from the U.S. and Paris, France feels a sense of family with our Haitian friends. In Christ, there is truly no language barrier, no economic, cultural, or skin color barriers. All are one through Jesus Christ who died for all and lives through all. May the unity in Christ we experienced in Haiti, also be the unity we hope for in all of our lives.