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  • Writer's pictureJulie Gibbs

Smoother Roads and Desperately Needed food for Caneille...God provides through your contributions and prayers!

Dear friends of CHMM,

I have good news to share with you about Caneille! The last letter I wrote I told you about the road blocks the people had made and how this had made it impossible to get food and supplies into the area from the nearby towns. Well, the government actually did something! They took down the roadblocks and have been grading the road. Pastor Bastia tells me that it is much smoother now and makes the commute much faster and easier. Hopefully it will hold up to the rains.

Thanks to so many who donated, we were able to send a total of $4,800 to provide food for 130 families two times July 8 and August 21. The people were so thankful for your support.


I am writing this letter on the new computer that we purchased for the mission. I’ve been using an old laptop (2010) and it can’t handle the updates, so it was time to upgrade. This will make everything so much easier. Thank you for your support of this mission to make it possible!

Our next two projects at the clinic will be:

  • creating a way for water to run off the building without causing erosion to the property.

  • building an outhouse outside the wall for the patients to use as they wait to be seen by a doctor.

We are getting estimates from Haitian engineers to make sure we do it properly.

I am in the process of planning our next medical trip to Caneille. If the Lord wills, we will go during the first 2 weeks of January 2023! We are going to be flying into northern Haiti instead of Port au Prince to avoid all the turmoil there. I am waiting to hear back from Missionary Flights International, who fly into Cap Haitien regularly. From there we will fly to Pinon and Pastor Bastia will pick us up and drive the 45 minutes to Caneille. This could be a much easier way to travel.

Please pray that we will be able to arrange the flights for January and for those who will join the team. If you are interested in going, please email back. I hope to have more information soon!

In His service,

Julie Gibbs, RN

"Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." Psalm 27:14

Please pray about God's plan for our next medical trip to Caneille and contact me if you are interested in joining the team so that I can keep you informed. We know He will make a way as we pray and wait.

May God continue to bless you as we enjoy all the freedoms we have in America. Thank you for your prayers and support of this mission.

In His service,

Julie Gibbs, RN

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  • Writer's pictureJulie Gibbs

A terrible turn of events for Caneille...

I have bad news about the current situation on the main road that goes between the two major towns, Hinche and Tomassique, where the Clinique d'el Espoir, Calvary Chapel Caneille, and the School of Grace are. To protest their desperate situation, the people have put up 4 roadblocks to keep vehicles from crossing. This means that people are unable to purchase rice, transport their wares to sell or get to work outside their area. The protest is for 2 reasons.

1. They want the road paved because it is washed out in many areas and in such bad shape that even the taxis don't want to travel it. The government had started to repair the road about 5 years ago and then suddenly stopped.

2. They are literally starving to death because of the cost of food.

How can you help?

Please pray that God will intervene and provide for the people of Caneille. HE is able in spite of the road. Pray that their crops would flourish and their fruit trees would have great produce. Pray that there would be an end to the roadblocks and that the government would listen and help the people.

To us, this protest makes no sense and seems to do more harm than good. But to them it is the only way they can get the attention of the government to do something about their plight. The issue goes much deeper than the protest, but too much for an email.

Pastor Bastia feels this may go on for a very long time before any action is taken to help them. They may open the road for a week here and there, but nothing we can depend on. So the bottom line is, we have to postpone the September trip. 😢 I am so sorry, not just for us who are trying to get there, but for the Haitians who desperately need our help.

Please pray for protection for Pastor Bastia & Nounoute as they attempt to get past the roadblock to minister to the church.

Although we are unable to transport provisions to them right now, as soon as that road opens up, we want to be ready. I would like to be able to send money to Bastia ASAP so that he can stockpile food to take in. If you are able to give, you can click on the button below, but prayer is the most important tool we have.

"Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." Psalm 27:14

Please pray about God's plan for our next medical trip to Caneille and contact me if you are interested in joining the team so that I can keep you informed. We know He will make a way as we pray and wait.

May God continue to bless you as we enjoy all the freedoms we have in America. Thank you for your prayers and support of this mission.

In His service, Julie Gibbs, RN


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So thankful that God provided a window of opportunity for 12 of us to go to Haiti and minister to the needs of the people there. As you have heard, the gangs have locked down the country by stopping transportation of goods and fuel, kidnappings, and destabilizing their government. But God has not turned His back on the people who seek Him. Pastor Bastia has been working tirelessly to help his people survive during this dark time. With the help of all who support the work in Caneille, they have been provided food and fuel. God answered all of our prayers: safety while traveling, timely delivery of the medications from Blessings Int'l, and all of our luggage made it through customs without being searched except for one. Our flights on Mission Aviation Fellowship were a pleasure compared to driving up and over mountains thru gang infested areas to get to Caneille. We felt God's hand on us the whole time we were there in spite of things out of our control. When Steve slipped and severely dislocated his shoulder, He provided an orthopedic specialist on-call on a Saturday night at the closest hospital in Hinche! God let us see first hand why Caneille needs a good clinic! So thankful that the layout of the clinic building is so functional for our needs. With the hard work of the 12 missionaries and the many Haitians we hired, we were able to treat 940 patients in 4 1/2 days, plus 12 who needed to be rechecked. Everyone jumped in and helped where they were needed to keep the clinic running as smoothly as possible. And in the end, after praying with each patient, 15 Haitians decided to make Jesus their Lord!


Thank you for supporting this vital mission to the community of Caneille. We have a long way to go, but in God's timing we will open the doors full time! Please consider CHMM in your year end giving as we head into the next phase of HIS mission. In His service, Julie Gibbs RN


Please pray for:

*Stability in the Haitian government and good leadership.

*Provision for all the furnishings and equipment needed to make the clinic functional.

*Teams to complete the building and repair some problems we found.

*Provision for solar power and a back-up generator.

*God's clear direction on when we can go again.


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