Medical Missions Team Returns From Haiti

A medical mission team from the Kentucky Baptist Convention returned from Haiti last night.

Ten members of the team arrived last Monday and worked a few days in tent cities set-up for displaced victims of the country’s earthquake. Then they moved in to Port-au-Prince to help at a medical clinic there.

Chaplain Butch Vernon says he’s been on several prior mission trips to Haiti, and still wasn’t prepared for what he saw.

“I’m used to Haiti being a place of devastation,” says Vernon, “but the amount and the pervasiveness of the devastation throughout the city, I mean it’s just everywhere, was almost overwhelming.”

The team included three doctors and five medical support staff.

They were organized through a mission network already in place through the Southern Baptist Convention and the Florida Baptist convention.