Last week, a powerful political opponent of President Jovenel Moïse visited a famous historical monument located at Vertières outside of Cap-Haitian. In disdain, he removed the standing red, white, and blue flag and mounted the former red and black flag in its place. The red and black flag resembled the one which used to wave on the grounds of the National Palace under François Duvalier’s regime and represented the old Haiti. Moïse Jean-Charles, a former senator who resigned to run for President himself and lost, is a powerful figure here in the north. Now, he is working to usurp the power of the sitting President. The common Haitian ploy used over and over here is to stir up the crowds into a frenzy by offering free liquor, food and money, then releasing them to wreak untold damage upon a country which is already deathly ill. Many who are beyond hungry and living a life of misery will join in with the rest of the crowd in exchange for a ”temporary fix.” It is at times like this that we lay low behind our compound walls until the madness passes – at least for a little while.
One of our university students ran into this maddening frenzy yesterday afternoon as he was returning from school to go home. As he reached the airport which is only about five minutes from where he lives in Petite Anse, he was met by a huge crowd of young men armed with rocks and full of hatred. Upon seeing Tedson, they began to fling rocks at him which forced him to turn his motorcycle around, go back to town, then take the long route behind the airport to get home. Fortunately, he was unharmed. Our other university student (Clodain) just reported that he quickly left school after classes due to trouble brewing right outside of Limbé where he and Tedson have to travel to study.
We ask your prayers for our students’ safety. We have invested a lot of money into them to help them get a college degree and become the leadership material we need for our ministry and for this country. Our goal is to give them a future and a hope. After paying their tuition each semester, we also provide money for food and gas to get them back and forth to school. Thanks to very generous supporters, they have their own motorcycle for transportation. Please pray for them to prosper. Pray the Lord will hide them from evil doers. Also, pray that they will excel in their studies in spite of what is going on around them. They are a few of the youth who can one day turn this country around. If you would like to help contribute to their schooling, I’m sure they would appreciate that too. Just providing them gas and food money to go back and forth for one month combined costs $300 US. If you do send a check or give online, please earmark your gift haiti/university. Meanwhile, pray for the country of Haiti, that peace will reign on this little island.
Pritchard: email@example.com/ 910 703 3098 / Haiti: 011 509 4160 4096
Dana: firstname.lastname@example.org / 910 916 7229 / Haiti: 011 509 3272 5600
John: email@example.com / 910 581 0390 / Haiti: 011 509 4785 9023
NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.
Send Checks to: The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC 27532 / (919) 751-8188 or give online at Haiti – https://pushpay.com/pay/tltglobalmissions/?f%5B0%5D=Haiti
** Please earmark your gifts HAITI