Our first shipment of cargo has arrived! Agape was able to deliver the cargo to Jeremie safely! What a huge praise that the first of the relief supplies were able to arrive and what a blessing Agape Flights have been. A boat also arrived in the city from HaitiOne with other supplies. The situation became tense with so many desperate people in need of supplies, but our crew is has remained safe, despite riots and demonstrations in the streets. Please pray for the people of Jeremie and the surrounding countryside that are suffering due to loss of shelter, gardens and food. Pray for peace in the city and no further loss of life due to violence.
We also have a praise report that Pastor Eldet Tine is out of the medical clinic! Please continue to pray for his recovery from pneumonia and increased strength during this time.
We at Haiti Bible Mission continue to coordinate with churches in the States as well as with other missions organizations such as HaitiOne and Samaritan's Purse. We are so thankful for these organizations and their ability to band together with us at HBM to more effectively minister in the area.
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 and relief 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.
- We ask that you continue to desist contacting Haitian staff and our leaders who just arrived in Haiti. It is imperative that any communication they have is with other HBM staff to coordinate relief efforts. Anyone with questions or requests can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (photo credit from Michael Capponi)