Monday, October 25, 2010

Cholera affecting BHM affliated churches

Over the weekend we started to receive reports from BHM pastors serving in the Artibonite region.  There are 4 districts that are affected by the cholera outbreak and there have been between 10 and 15 people from BHM affliated churches who have died from cholera already.
The BHM hospital in Duoin, near the center of the affected area is overwhelmed with patients.  The facility is completely full and many patients are laying in the courtyard.  We are thankful that they currently have enough supplies to treat the patients that they are seeing.
The pastors in these affected districts are asking us to help them by sending out water purification materials, soap and bottled water.  We are praying that we will be able to purchase those supplies tomorrow and send them out on Wednesday morning.
Today our hospital administration staff, various pastors and mission leadership gathered together to discuss a plan of how to best meet the current needs that exist in the Artibonite region and what they will do if the outbreak spreads and affects Port-au-Prince.
Please join us in praying that this outbreak of cholera will not spread any further and that those affected by it, receive the treatment that they need.
Meeting to discuss plans of how to deal with the cholera situation

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