The waitress at IHOP this summer kept bringing me little packets of orange marmalade jelly when she saw how much I loved them. Now that’s my kind of waitress! We are in Haiti and there’s no jelly of any kind, but somehow it helps to think on better things — yes, (even little things) like marmalade jelly.
We have been following all the news that’s happening stateside (and worldwide) concerning the Coronavirus. We are like you. Everything’s shut down here – schools, churches, businesses. We have not left our compound for several days and very few people are allowed to come visit. But, we are ok and thankful for the internet and are able to communicate with friends and family from home.
For the Haitian people, however, this is a new low. Most of us have enough funds to stock up for several days. Our Haitian friends live hand to mouth and have no refrigerators or stoves. They cook on charcoal. Most of them shop at the marché (outdoor market) and the little amounts that their money will buy is what they carry home to their hungry families. But, today, they are closing the marchés to avoid further spread of the virus and only the government knows when they’ll reopen.
The fact that Haitians don’t live in spacious homes but in tight-packed communities opens up further risk. Many of them are terrified of this virus. Not having all the amenities that other countries provide, their life is in each other and the church. I’m sure they’re not dreaming of marmalade jelly, but of a better Haiti, one that functions normally.
While you have this time on your hands, would you remember to pray for them? They are praying for you. If you feel led to ease some of their burdens, would you send an offering to Rehoboth? Help us help them. Meanwhile, let’s all continue to pray that the Lord will give our leaders wisdom to combat this foe and that we can return to a normal life. Our strength is in unity, not division.
Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation
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.)