The hurricane is set to hit lower Haiti sometime late this afternoon or night. The next two days will be watery hell for those who don’t have solid (concrete) houses. The infrastructure in Haiti is so poor especially in rural areas where poorer people live. As I sit here in our concrete house safe from the fear of all my possessions being washed away, I can’t help but think of all the people I’ve seen here and many more I don’t know of who don’t have the security that I do. My heart goes out to them as do my prayers.
Thank you all who have already posted on FB and spreading word about the hurricane and predicament that Haiti will be in. Your prayers are needed! As I stated earlier today on FB, I’m not worried about my own safety or the safety of those I know, love, and work with here in Haiti. It’s the safety of the orphan and widow who live in houses made of sticks and mud I’m worried about. When Adam and I lived here in 2012-2013 we witnessed what hurricane Sandy did to this little island and endured mass flooding for weeks after as the mountains emptied their water down onto the people below. Not only did we see houses and people washed away in the storm, but what followed was an outbreak of Cholera that killed several people in a village called Vilaj Kanes we were currently working in.
Please continue to pray for not only the safety of people and their homes, but also for the safety of their food and water as it, no doubt, will be compromised. Cholera is such a curable disease but it kills people here, especially babies and young kids because many people don’t have the access to doctors or clean drinking water.
I’m not expecting to have internet for the next couple of days but if I do I will keep people informed and updated on where we stand and whats going on. Thank you all again for your prayers. I thank you, FFP thanks you, Haiti thanks you. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 15:13)