Our February Update

A beautiful view from Mole St. Nicolas, Haiti, while waiting to pick up Rebecca's parents, Mr. Wayne and Mrs. Beth, after their flight to the Northwest from Port au Prince.

A beautiful view from Mole St. Nicolas, Haiti, while waiting to pick up Rebecca's parents, Mr. Wayne and Mrs. Beth, after their flight to the Northwest from Port au Prince.

Hello from Haiti!

Although February is the shortest month of the year, it seemed like one of the busiest since we opened our doors. With six children and five moms in the malnutrition center, we had a full house! Through the hard work and dedication of our staff, moms and babies are doing well and most have been able to return home!
 
Within two days of each other in mid-February, we received two babies under 4 pounds. When babies are born at home, it is common for the breastfeeding relationship to have a rocky start. We are so thankful that these moms sought help when they did. Because of Potter and Clay’s intervention, these moms are now able to successfully breastfeed and babies are gaining weight!

Gaelle came at 20 days old and 3.7 pounds. We are enjoying watching his cheeks fill out and supporting his mom, Geralde!

Gaelle came at 20 days old and 3.7 pounds. We are enjoying watching his cheeks fill out and supporting his mom, Geralde!

Louberson and his mom were with us after his birth in October. He was born premature but was a rockstar breastfeeder! We loved seeing his growth, now 6 months old.

Louberson and his mom were with us after his birth in October. He was born premature but was a rockstar breastfeeder! We loved seeing his growth, now 6 months old.

We have recently seen an increase in our area of the amount of kwashiorkor malnutrition, meaning the children swell from lack of proper nutrition. Kwashiorkor requires intricate and specialized intervention, which makes us even more proud of Asline and Clovensky’s recoveries. Both children were able to return home this week with happy spirits and healthy weights!

Asline's road to recovery was long and difficult, but we are so thankful for the chubby cheeked little girl we see today. She has come so far during her time at Potter & Clay.

Asline's road to recovery was long and difficult, but we are so thankful for the chubby cheeked little girl we see today. She has come so far during her time at Potter & Clay.

One of the highlights of February was having Mr. Wayne and Mrs. Beth, Rebecca’s parents, here with us for a week! They helped us organize our house, built more much-needed storage, met the Potter & Clay team, and loved on some moms and babies. It was a productive and fun week, and their visit was a perfect way to end our month!

Mr. Wayne visiting our local "Home Depot" to buy wood and building supplies.

Mr. Wayne visiting our local "Home Depot" to buy wood and building supplies.

Mrs. Beth holding one of the cutest members of the Potter & Clay family, LoLo.

Mrs. Beth holding one of the cutest members of the Potter & Clay family, LoLo.

Dropping off Mr. Wayne and Mrs. Beth at the airport - we were sad to see them go!

Dropping off Mr. Wayne and Mrs. Beth at the airport - we were sad to see them go!

Prayer Requests

Rain for our area - it has been extremely dry lately. Everyone is waiting on the rain to plant their spring gardens. In our rural area, healthy gardens mean food for families as well as a source of income.

Praise Reports

We praise the Lord for healed and healthy babies! After a really scary month, all of our patients are staying exactly where they belong - with their families.

Thank you for all your love, support, and prayers. Potter & Clay Ministries would not be what it is without all of you. 

Rebecca GassonComment