We have been busy following the madness that has been going on in Haiti. There has been a constant barrage of destruction by gangs all over the country to block roads, burn businesses, and cause hotels to shut down due to fear of reprisal. Some hospitals have been forced to close or limp along due to the shortage of electricity or the inability to purchase fuel for their generators. Any school which dared to open its doors would demonstrate the lack of allegiance to those who have been trying to drive President Jovenel from power. Therefore, the Haitian people have been held captive in their own country due to the evil of power-hungry warlords. There are others, sadly, who were caught in the crossfires of just trying to survive and mind their own business. The picture above is of a funeral being held just last week for five people. One of those people were 15-year old Jasmine Pierre who was sitting inside her home in Port-au-Prince when a stray bullet from the riots outside whizzed through and took her life.
Monday, our leaders contacted us and said there had been a calm in the streets the last couple of days and that they were re-opening the schools as well as the Bible institute. Upon learning this, John flew out early yesterday morning (Tuesday 19 November) from here in Jacksonville and arrived in Cap-Haitian around 4:00 p.m. He did not want the Bible institute to open without him being there. He arrived at our home only to discover that we have very little diesel fuel left and there is no fuel available at the gas stations. Buying it on the streets presents a risk because the gas may not be clean, but sometimes there is no other choice. In order for him to be able to use the vehicle and produce electricity for our house by running the generator, he MUST have gas. Not only that, Agape Flights is bringing in Thanksgiving turkeys for the missionaries and we hope to preserve ours without it spoiling.
When John arrived on Tuesday, there was some trouble in the streets, but he managed to get home safely. Due to both the instability and massive rainfall, the Bible institute has not opened yet, but our elementary schools are back in session. Not all the students have returned, however, for many of their homes are flooded, and they’re warily watching the political climate.
Having updated you on the conditions in Haiti, we would ask you to please pray for these specific items:
1. Protection for John as he goes in and out of the compound.
2. Favor to purchase clean diesel fuel for our vehicles and generator. In addition, pray that we can build up a reserve. Diesel fuel presently costs a whopping $4.40 US per gallon.
3. Pray that the elementary schools will continue to function and that eventually all the children will return. Also, pray the Bible institute will re-open.
4. Pray that we can find the 100 lb. propane tanks in order to get our feeding program back up and running.
5. Pray for the safety of all the missionaries and Haitians who are on the ground doing the Lord’s work.
6. Pray the Lord will root out the evil-doers who have a grip on this country.
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Links for Giving:
Send Checks to: The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC27532 / (919) 751-8188 & please earmark your gift for Haiti.
Pritchard: firstname.lastname@example.org/ 910 703 3098 / Haiti: 011 509 4160 4096
Dana: email@example.com / 910 916 7229 / Haiti: 011 509 4037 5341
John: firstname.lastname@example.org / 910 581 0390 / Haiti: 011 509 3253 0595
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(NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.)