Day Five ( from Dr. Groetken)
Once again we loaded up the minivan with 17 people. Some said the ” sardine effect” decreased the motion sickness. Good thing, because, Today was a bumpy ride! We scraped the bottom of the van driving on the bumpy gravel road to the church in the outskirts if Cap Haitian.
The people were in the Catholic Church and as we set up they sang “How Great Thou Art” in Haitian French Creole. Then they recited a prayer that had the same tone as the Catholic Apostles Creed and prayed. It was emotional to watch them pray in Thanksgiving for us being there (we were told). The children tippy toed to look through the windows at the others praying (not everyone could fit in the Church).
We have found over 100 cases of advanced stage glaucoma. Over 100 cataracts that are (legally blind- 20/200). Over 100 eye infections. We have seen 1500 people as of today
There was also an orphanage by the Church, and after we were done for the day, the children played with the team. It was fun to watch. We took lots of video. The kids sang for us along with some awesome dance moves. This was one of the most touching days. The kids were beyond precious!!! Thanking God for this day for sure!!