Haiti (MNN) — Cap Haitien, on the north side of Haiti, hasn’t had electricity for a year due to fuel shortages. When people can get fuel, they buy it in bulk and store it in their homes.
Roseline DeHart with For Haiti with Love says, “They either use gas lanterns or candles which also cause fires. They fall asleep with the candle lit, and then it burns whatever they put it on.”
More accidental fires mean more burn victims being treated at the For Haiti with Love burn clinic. The staff soothes their wounds and shares about the love of Jesus.
But the economy has made times tough for the burn clinic as well. Dehart says, “Our donations are down, and buying the burn cream is harder. It’s difficult for us to keep going with the burn clinic. But we can’t turn anybody down because they’re hurting. So we just keep going and pray that God provides.”
“They’re God’s children too. You can’t run away.”
You can partner with this ministry here.
Also, pray that God will bring healing and hope to Haiti. DeHart says, “Everything we do is Christ-centered. We do tell them about the Gospel. A lot of the time, when they’re hungry, they don’t want to listen to you. But we tell them anyway. And we pray that it would change their hearts.”
For Haiti with Love still has access to electricity, thankfully, due to solar panels installed 5 years ago. A company gave them a good price, wanting to use it as a show and tell.
Dehart says even in bad weather, the energy stored from the panels lasts three or four days.
The header photo shows old French architecture in Cap Haitien. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Wiseman, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)