I am working at the Mountain Top Ministries Clinic this week with a great group of people. Marcia, Anna, Kim, Jared, Haylee, Caitlyn, Elizabeth and Lindsey. We have seen about 600 patients this week to help them not only medically but to show God's love to them as well. It takes several people coming together with one objective to make a successful clinic. When the patient first gets to the clinic they go to the waiting area where they pick up their dossier. This is a record of all the previous times they have been there and what treatment they received. Then, there is the initial intake which involves taking blood pressure and weighing the patient. They then come and wait for an available provider. The doctor, translator and scribe work together to talk to the patient and find out why they have come to the clinic. People come from various villages in Haiti, some coming from as close as Gramothe & Thomassin to some who come from far away to seek medical care. They have a variety of health issues, some of the more common are acid, headache, diabetes, scabies, high blood pressure, pregnancy, colds and joint pain (which is understandable given their constant trek up and down the mountain). The patients are friendly and grateful for the opportunity to see a doctor and find relief from what ails them. Some of the babies may need to move on to the "scabies treatment area" where they are rubbed down by a team member with a mixture to treat the scabies. Most of them do NOT like it but we know they get relief from the treatment! The doctor typically writes a prescription which is then taken to the Pharmacy. There two team members work diligently to fill each prescription with care and accuracy so that the patient can then take home medicine to help them feel better. As you can see, it takes many people to put on a successful clinic, all who are equally important in the process. It is always a blessing to be part of a clinic-meeting the people, offering a loving touch and a prayer and being God's hands and feet to them. Oh yes, and of course....holding all the adorable babies! 


    I am married to Bob and between us we have 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren. In addition to my family, one of my passions is photography. I love capturing someone's personality in my photos. I also enjoy scenic shots that capture God's beautiful creation and people doing everyday things that reflect their unique lifestyle. Another of my passions is being a part of Mt.Top Ministries. I know it is a God-given calling because it became such a large part of me, of who I am. I love serving people, being God's hands and feet. If I can make life a little nicer, a little brighter for someone and make them feel valued and loved then I have fulfilled my purpose! I LOVE being with the children. They are so precious to me. God has done remarkable things through Beth & Willem and I am very blessed to be allowed to be even a small part of it! 


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