When school stops in Haiti, young men are encouraged to get out of the house and make money...somehow. Several AAF soccer players got together and began chopping down trees for charcoal. They were working every day, from what I am told.
R.C. was one of the young men. He's...fifteen years old...or so. As so often happens when you swing a machete all day long, one of the swings went bad. It sliced into his leg. He and the guys around him were wise enough to do a kind of tourniquet. He made it to the hospital where it was stitched up.
Jude gave me the news. He always knows what's happening with 'his players'. I was able to speak with R.C. on the phone. He sounds as good as ever...but isn't moving around as much. :) He is able to play an ASAPH guitar while he is hobbled. R.C. plays trombone and tuba...and bass. It is exciting to think of the progress he'll make while he can't run and play.
I'm glad ASAPH is there when kids are in need (through WEC and Jude, through funding). Every ASAPH sponsor is an important part of the ASAPH chain.
Thank YOU for helping ASAPH to teach....even now.
Missionary in Haiti.