UPDATE ON SANDRA FROM MISSIONARY FRIEND IN HAITI: January 2019
Happy New Year! I hope this coming year will be blessed with God’s grace and tremendous love! I pray that your ministries will thrive in bringing glory to God and helping countless in their time of need.
Sandra sent this email to me to be forwarded to her sponsor. I am sorry I am late in getting it to you. Please forward to her when you can.
This school year for Sandra has had a rocky start. It is due to the school’s negligence in setting up their rotations at another hospital in the province. The last two years of her medical program here in Haiti are rotations at various hospitals shadowing doctors and doing a lot of hands-on training. The school failed to schedule the students’ internship properly, so there was delay and then the hospital did not receive them because nothing was done in the proper time frame. The students had prepared, paid, packed and even went to the province to start their work but then a week later were sent back home having been turned away from the hospital.
The students had a stand-in at the school until the administration set up another internship for them in Port-Au-Prince. It’s in the slums of Haiti (Cite Soleil). Sandra has started her work there and goes from 8am to 5pm working at a hospital in the maternity/labor/delivery ward. It’s a rough commute in a rough area. Pray for her safety. I am glad the students were able to get their 5th year going albeit late in the year.
It has been hard to come up with a budget because we did not know what her expenses would be in the province. Now that she is here in the city, we have a better idea and I can work up a budget to send to you and her sponsor. I will do my best to get that to you in the next couple of weeks.
Thank you for your patience. My best to you and your family. Please give my regards to Sandra’s sponsor as well.
Subject: A letter to my sponsor from Sandra – January 2019
What an amazing faith you have, you did not wait to see me face to face, you risked, trusted and came to my rescue. You may not understand the depth of what you did for me, but just to let you know that you saved my life, I now begin to have a future to look forward to and I have a hope to help the patients.
Through you I have no doubt that there is a God who cares for the neglected, destitute, lonely and the weak because I have experienced His love through you.
The Lord will bless you. He will guard you from all your enemies and He will watch over you with His mighty right hand.
I have hope that one day we shall meet, celebrate and rejoice together whether here on earth or in heaven. I am sure I will be able to recognize you and give you a big hug.
May God reward you, bless you and watch over you both now and always.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!
I love you,
New Update from Sandra: June 27, 2018
These are pictures of Sandra in Haiti who is working toward her goal of becoming a doctor. We have been helping her and her Mom and sister since the Haiti earthquake in 2010. Now, she is close to graduation, and working hard under difficult circumstances for her MD. Congratulations, Sandra. Our prayers and support are with you.
In this video, Mary explains how The Christian Working Woman is helping to support Sandra. And, you will also get to hear from Sandra as well.
The Christian Working Woman is excited about an opportunity to help a future Christian working woman fulfill her dreams. Our donors have been very generous in supporting her and we are excited to say that the costs for her medical schooling will be covered.
Bernadette and her daughters were assisted with financial support to build a new home from The Christian Working Woman after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti destroyed where they were living.
Bernadette continues to work as a housekeeper earning $70 a month. Her girls continue in school by the grace of God. Sandra, Bernadette’s oldest daughter recently graduated from High School and passed the French Baccalaureate exam, which is an extremely difficult exam that a small percentage of students pass, in order to qualify for University. Sandra was one of those exceptional students who passed the exam with very good scores. She then took another difficult entrance exam to Universite Lumiere’s Medical School (A Christian University in Port-au-Prince, Haiti). Again, she passed and was accepted in October.
Things like this don’t happen very often in Haiti. People, and poor people at that, have very few opportunities to realize their dreams and go beyond just surviving from one day to the next. Sandra is an exceptional young girl (19), with a deep strong faith in the Lord. Her days start at 4am because she has to start with reading God’s word, meditating and praying. She is dedicated and determined and God is opening doors for her.
We will continue to receive updates from Sandra on how she is doing in School. We will post those updates here. So please check back to see how God is working in miraculous ways in Sandra’s life. We believe she is going to be a wonderful Christian leader in Haiti and can’t wait to hear the stories of how her faith is making a difference in the lives of those she comes in contact with through her field of work.
Sandra’s first language is not English and she went the extra effort to write us a very kind note in English thanking us for supporting her through school.
Good afternoon Mrs.
I’m so happy because I’m blessed by God. Everywhere I am I always say that I am blessed.
It’s a great opportunity for me because Christian Working Woman Ministry is helping me. Thanks to God and with all my heart I say thanks with all of you!
Let me tell me you that I have chosen Medicine because I love and I want to help people, and when I’ll become the doctor that I dream: taking care of people will be a way for me to serve Jesus more and more.
I will study more and take advantage of this opportunity to become a great doctor.
Greet all the woman and friends for me please.
My mother and my little sister greet you and we will always pray for you.
THANK YOU AGAIN AND GOD BLESS YOU!
I LOVE YOU!
UPDATE ON SANDRA FROM MISSIONARY FRIEND IN HAITI: MAY 7, 2014
Good Morning! Just wanted to send you and Sandra’s supporters a little report.
I just visited with Sandra, her mom and sister and all is well, for the most part. School for Sandra is coming along and she’s almost done with her first year of medical school! It’s demanding, but she’s determined and is keeping up and hungry to achieve her goal. In this she has been diagnosed with Helicobacter Pylori (Hpylori) which is an infection due to bacteria in the stomach or duodenum. This bacteria can cause ulcers and possibly stomach cancer, but not a definite. She can have this for the rest of her life and has to stay on medication to protect her stomach and keep this bacteria at bay. We are trying to keep her meds on track and she seems to be doing better with tolerable stomach pain. She needs to visit the eye doctor to see what is going on with her vision. She studies late at night and so she’s having trouble seeing well at night. She may need glasses and I pray that is the worst of it.
I ask that you would please pass this prayer request on to her supporters. She needs a strong prayer support team as the enemy is working hard against her.
Thank you so much.