Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dr Hatter Medical Mission Team

James wanted to use this picture because it's good of him... please ignore the fact that I (Bridgett) am apparently sleeping.

Dr. Hatter and Elaine with a Patient (Mme Rodrique)

Our medical team arrived here in Haiti Thursday evening.  We had good travel, but we did have a difficult time getting through customs with our fourteen suitcases of medication.  They wanted to look through a lot of the bags, and check expiration dates on the medications and had a lot of questions about what we were doing and what documentation we had with us.  Fortunately, we were able to get through with everything we brought.  Friday morning, we had our first clinic at Payen.  We saw about 150 patients who had a variety of complaints.  They had interesting ways of describing their ailments, and it was often challenging to try and interpret their symptoms.  The clinic was very organized and we were blessed with a delicious breakfast and lunch of rice and beans, bread, and chicken legs.  Saturday morning, we traveled by truck, boat, and foot to our clinic at LaRaquint.  Our medication suitcases were carried by motorcycle and mule, so we used many forms of transportation to get there.  We saw about 140 patients at this clinic.  We saw a lot of children with fungal skin infections and gave out a lot of the donated anti-fungal creams.  Your donations are greatly appreciated!  We got up this morning, had breakfast and watched an American church service on TV, and are getting ready to travel about four hours to Gilbert, for our clinic tomorrow morning.  Please pray for safe travel, good rest, and another successful clinic tomorrow.  We are having great fellowship and enjoying each others company.  Thank you for all the prayers, support, and love.  We are all healthy and happy and feeling your love from across the ocean.  Well, everyone but James is happy... he's still upset that Jenny left his double boiler in the States. :) 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Christian Film Festival (Joel's Perspective)

10,000 watch film at Second Anniversary January 12 marked the two-year anniversary of Haiti's killer quake. Our services drew thousands of survivors seeking spiritual and emotional healing from that tragic disaster. My commitment to minister began with a Christian film festival and mushroomed to preaching three consecutive nights. I invited American missionary writer and producer James Arbaugh to Port au Prince with two actors from his latest film. They were thrilled to be in the 'big" city; and stayed in our home for the premier of their film Real Forgiveness. Response to the movie was overwhelming and it was an honor to bless this fellow missionary.  

Thanks for a wonderful weekend! Thanks for all your help to make the Vrè Padon premiere a success! Thanks for taking such good care of us, running us up and down the mountain, and feeding us (especially for the green egg experience). My guys mentioned that if they lived with you, they would forget about their home. Thanks for the fellowship and advice in ministry! Thank you also for seeing that the DVD's get sent out to the TV stations. What a blessing for the nation! 

I will be providing a copy of this full-length movie to 100 local television stations that air La Bonne Nouvelle. It is one more tool of creative evangelism that fully explains the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ and calls men to confess their sins. Winning Haiti for Christ is a team effort and we pray for and praise God for our team members like James! The first night of Quake Anniversary services brought over 10,000 people out to worship the Lord and glorify His name with their rededication. I preached in the Carrefour Soccer Stadium. Carrefour is the most heavily populated area of Port au Prince affected by the 7.0 quake.

Joel and Yvonne Trimble

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Vrè Padon (True Forgiveness) Haiti Premiere Pictures

It's with great excitement that we have officially released Vrè Padon (True Forgiveness) in Haiti. Here are some pictures of the premiere last weekend. Click on the pictures to see them larger.

Joel Trimble our Host

James Adjusting Projector

James Explaining Movie

People Watching

James with Actors

Jn Renel - Police 2

Franchard - Voice on Radio

Belchatzar - Ti Kok

Azi - Doctor Reginald

Berthude - Girlfriend

New Believers

Youth Accepting Christ

Praying with New Believers

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Vrè Padon (True Forgiveness) Documentary

Tonight (January 14, 2012) "True Forgiveness" has officially been released in Haiti. We proudly present this video which shares the cast and crew reflections of the making of "True Forgiveness". It includes special behind-the-scenes footage. It also includes secrets of how the special effects were done. This video is in Haitian Creole, with English subtitles.