Our expedition went very well. We undertook went to very remote areas. This was possible through the use of “motorcycles” with the whole team … hours and hours on dusty dangerous paths through the mountains.
We brought the gospel to hundreds of people in the isolated mountain region.
We met many of their needs despite appalling conditions related to infectious tropical diseases.
We found Alidieu – (a boy who had surgery in Belgium). He is looked great.
Also the bilateral cleft lip surgery for Cilene went very well. She stayed in the city to learn to read and write.
For the establishment of Haiti’s financial and medical records so that everything can be monitored and adequate coverage/accountability can be given to those who give.
For the stop of spreading tropical diseases emerging such as Malaria, Elephantiasis, Dengue Fever, Typhoid Fever, Cholera etc…
For a solution to the problem of orphans. Especially those located in remote areas. Ideas abound, vision too … but we are looking for “hearts”, which are sensitive to God and realize that we cannot do anything without the necessary support in word (prayer) and deed (financially).
For ministry transportation. Currently we do not have our own and this means expensive transportation costs with no air conditioning. Often our team ride in the back of an open truck with personnel covered with sweat and dust by arrival. This is a bad situation for the medicines.
That I have arrived safe and sound…still… Also, legally, we are standing correct concerning the “Amazon” situation. There is only still some fear of actions by criminals who don’t look if a situation is legal or not. They work outside the law.
For the work of Dr. Ino. He is the new director of DM Bolivia. I am worked 17 years with him and he is the perfect deal. We have seen hundreds of children together also with Dr. Oscar, Dra. Esther and 2 Odontologist’s of our Southern team.
For the great cooperation of being able to work together with Compassion International. We do the medical work and they take care of all administrative issues.
That the administrative “reform” within the mission may continue smoothly.
That we may retain the right vision and get back in the Amazone via alternative “routes”. The strategy is there already….
Ability to purchase wheelchairs for Doctors On Mission. This is particularly appreciated by the Pakistani Christians since the mobility of many disabled people have for years been left to chance.
For our safe expedition to the mountains northeast of Islamabad (Texila, Atkin).
We need much prayer for the Pakistani team. There is infiltration of Muslims …
We also need much prayer for wisdom regarding financial and medical records of our Pakistani team.
Also for ministry transportation in Pakistan. As of current; we still do not own means of transportation.
The follow up of financial and medical administration is a big concern for me in Haiti as well as in Pakistan. I need to get (and keep) them on the right track. Almost no attention is paid to it. This leads to problems because I want to work as conscientiously as possible to follow up everything month by month, even if I am on a different mission field like now in Bolivia.
The biggest general prayer request for Doctors On Mission is that we have – compared to the monthly income – a loss of about $ 10,000 each month. Till now, this could be absorbed by our Belgium reserve fund but this fund is going down very fast now with the European crisis. Something must be done to counteract this further. It would be unfortunate if this work should be stopped completely by a shortage of funds.
Rik Celie, MD – Missionary
FB “Mission Doctors”