“Thank you for putting in the water filter. The people of my village need it and so do I. You are doing God’s job, because you are giving our people good water to drink. If it’s not too much to ask, I hope you will consider helping the people of Pomme Mountain in one of your upcoming trips.”
Family Information: Pastor Linell (44) lives with his wife Mrie Charlise Lamy (56) and their three daughters Pamela Milia (17), Elisa Jume (11), and Christina Myrna (6). The family lives in downtown Petit Goav and travels several times a week to Pastor Linell’s church in the heart of Pomme Mountain.
Job Information: Pastor Linell shepherds a group of about 75 people in a nearby mountain church. Three to four times a week, Linell hikes 2 hours from his home to his church, in order to provide a place for the people of Pomme Mountain to worship. Though it is a difficult ministry with no income at all, Pastor Linell feels passionately about providing a church home for those who live in such a remote region.
Medical History: Pastor Linell’s family gets sick about 4 times a month from stomach pain and other diarrhea-related diseases. His daughter Elisa was born with a heart condition that hospitalizes her 2-3 times each month. These visits and the necessary medications that come with cost between $300 and $900; because the family has no income, they depend on friends and people in the church donating money to keep their daughter alive.
Follow Up Date: October 2012
The Linell family has added another member and is doing much better with their overall health. Since getting their filter, the family reports no longer having any diarrhea, which used to plague them about 4 times per month!