I don’t know how to write this update. First, let me let you know that all the children are safe. Lundi children were on the university campus and Emmanuel children stayed on their campus. Here is a link to the video or you can see this on our Facebook page:
I finally got a call from Dony at about 8:20pm tonight and he is well after driving 12 hours from Jeremie to Cayes. When he called yesterday at 7:05am, the winds and rain were picking up. He thought this was over after a couple hours when it stopped at 9:00am. But then at 10:00am, it picked up again, even stronger than before and continued until about 4:00pm. The photos you are about to see of what is left of the Lundi Children’s Village, the University of Jeremie Campus, the El Shaddai Church, and of Emmanuel Children’s Village are heart-wrenching. Whatever food supplies (flour, sugar, etc. bought in bulk) they had for the month were washed away by the flood or later stolen. The children have enough for 3 days. There is no food in Jeremie. He’s trying to get food supplies from Port-au-Prince to head back there. There are about 400 people including the children living on the campus. This is just one area of Jeremie. The entire Jeremie is in this state.
Our home and the guesthouse: the generator caught on fire during the storm and all the solar panels were destroyed. Windows were blown out and lots of water entered. The “Jesus Bus” is on its side. Our dear Sister Vivian who cares for the guesthouse, when Dony saw her, was standing in front of only the shell of her home. Everything was gone.
What is needed first is to get food to Jeremie. What the storm didn’t take, desperate people did. Here’s a link to our donation page: DONATE NOW
I’m at a loss of words other than to say keep praying. God is Sovereign and His purposes are always good! Will keep you updated…