Our staff noticed people in our neighborhood in need of help as they were unloading supplies at the airstrip today. Their new friends were trying to chop away at a fallen tree with a machete and our crew stopped to assist in some cleanup around our neighborhood! It is great to see the community coming together to get some of the debris and fallen trees cleared away. Our staff also worked hard to unload 300,000 pounds of supplies and food off of military transports today. Please continue to pray for safety and peace in the city of Jeremie, as riots and unrest continue causing problems and safety hazards to those trying to distribute aide. Below, you will also see a current picture of our compound, what a change one epic storm makes!
And amidst the destruction, we have hope in our Lord. One of the pictures below is of Pastor Eldet Tine and his sweet family. He is healthy, praise God, and they are smiling in their yard where their house used to stand. Please pray for this sweet family as they begin to rebuild.
What can you do?
- Pray. Please continue to pray for the safety of our staff, students and the people of Jeremie. Pray for the travel, relief and cleanup coordination efforts of our leaders.
- Donate. You can donate to the relief effort by clicking here choosing the donate button and choosing "Hurricane Matthew Relief" from the donation menu to help us in the relief effort. This is the biggest thing that can be done, as we know the big needs and can minister more effectively with the means to do so. Some companies do matching program for donations as well, click here to see if your company may have a program in place.
- We ask that you continue to desist contacting Haitian staff and our leaders who recently arrived in Haiti. Anyone with questions or requests can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.