I don't have much time to write, but there's a few things I wanted to share with you as I am so excited about them!
First, some of you may know, but when prosthetic patients are here, I have been helping them make a little cash on the side by teaching them to make braided hair bands and selling them for them to short term missions teams. It has gone so well, and they are so popular each week, that I have been approved to start a little business with some of the amputees that live close by! They will come a few times a week every week (not just when they need prosthetic care), and will begin getting a consistent salary! This upcoming week, we are painting the room right by the prosthetics lab to make it beautiful and welcoming, and we hope to get it started right after that! Here's a picture of some of the amputees working a few weeks back:
Solandine is a tough child, that God clearly SAVED from the earthquake. She was under her house for 5 DAYS, all by herself. For the first three days, she cried out for her daddy, but her dad could not find a rescue team or tools to help him try to get her out. The fourth day, Solandine stopped making a sound. He thought she was dead. The fifth day, he finally found a team to move the rubble, so he could find the body of his child. When they started tapping with hammers, Solandine in her quiet little voice called out, "Daddy, don't hit too hard; I'm still here!" Can you imagine this moment if this was your child?? It brings tears to my eyes each time I think about that. Here is this precious precious child, before, during, and after her prosthetic fitting.
Thanks for reading. and for loving and praying for us. <3