With 80% of Haiti below the poverty level, Haitian health care is in crisis: malnutrition, poor santitation and fewer than 25 doctors per 100,000 Haitians. The goal of building Mercy Hospital is to elevate the state of healthcare in the region by providing healthcare services with the highest level of competency and compassion, appropriate for the 21st century. Praise God, we have completed the foundation of the Emergency Department which will soon become the Mercy Clinic.
After each trip to Haiti, Pastor Lubin asks our team members to write a description of their experience. Whether this was their first or 20th visit to Haiti, the journals of our teams after a trip to Haiti convey the depth and impact that a BEM Mission Trip plants in their hearts and minds. We share portions of their reflections here.