A Difficult Life

Every time I am in Haiti I am reminded of how difficult life can be when a person lives in extreme poverty. The needs there are great and the resources are few. That’s one of the reasons God has called us to this beautiful country – to help meet both physical and spiritual needs.
We do not seek to create an unhealthy dependency, but we do want to share the love of God in very tangible ways when the people are not yet in a position to help themselves. Ultimately, through the power of the gospel, encouragement, and the creation of jobs we want to empower people to experience the dignity and joy of providing for themselves and their families. In a place like Haiti, that doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process and we are committed to that process.

This is one of our newest patients at our clinic in Thoman. He is 8 years old and weighs 25 pounds. He and his mom walked about 7 hours yesterday to come to the clinic.

The drought has been severe in Thoman and the surrounding villages. This dear lady came to the Hope Center for a food distribution so her family will not starve.

Most people, especially in the countryside, are unable to afford cars or trucks. However, some of them are able to acquire a motorcycle. It’s not uncommon to see in our clinics those who have been involved in a motorcycle accident. This patient came to the clinic earlier this week.

There is a great need for dental care in Haiti. Two weeks ago this wonderful dentist from NW Arkansas treated so many patients.

We were thrilled this optometrist from NW Arkansas went to Thoman and shared her skills with those in need.

Clinic Expansion

We are very excited that the medical/dental clinic in Galette Chambon is being expanded. We’re adding 4 exam rooms, a lab room, two bathrooms and two showers, an intake room, and a covered waiting area. In addition, we will be able to transform the current medical clinic room into one large pharmacy. Presently, we can only use 1/4 of the room for the pharmacy. We will now be able to use the entire room for the pharmacy. Those who have worked in the pharmacy previously will be very happy!

Many construction jobs have been created for the expansion of the clinic.

Looking from the outer wall towards the old clinic buildings which are in green.

Looking from the current clinic towards the outer wall. The green wall is part of the old clinic building.

Two exams rooms on each side and two bathrooms in the middle.

One of the two new bathrooms

A covered waiting area to keep the patients out of the hot sun.

New Church in Thoman

We are very happy that the new sanctuary in Thoman is now open and being used multiple times per week.

The people preparing to worship two weeks ago.

Inside the new facility


We are very excited about 2016. Already, we have 48 mission trips on the books. If you, your church, or your organization are interested in a trip, please contact our office at 601-983-1179 to learn more about one of our trips. You can also click HERE to read the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section from our website.
If needed, I will be happy to come speak to your group and share the details involved in a mission trip with BGM as well as answer any questions the group may have.

And finally . . .

As you can see, God is using But God Ministries in marvelous ways. Also, as you are aware, it takes a great deal of resources to do what God has called us to do. Would you please consider financially supporting BGM and our work in Haiti? Your gift will go a long way in helping us share the love of Christ in very tangible ways in that poverty-stricken nation.

You can give online HERE or send a check to: But God Ministries, 400 Fontaine Place, Suite 103, Ridgeland, MS, 39157.
In addition, I ask for your prayers for wisdom and energy for our Haitian staff, our American staff in Haiti, and our Board of Directors.

Can’t Wait To See What God Does Next,

Stan Buckley
Executive Director
But God Ministries

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