Dear Praying Friends,
Just a quick update from Louis and Dony. Winds began picking up about 12:00noon EST and are getting stronger. Cell phone signals are intermittent. About 5:00 pm today, the last of the children from the following villages arrived at the Cambry site: Darivager, Biggouse, and Cavaillon. Casa Major and La Hatte have a concrete shelter on the top of a hill and will wait out the storm there.
In Jeremie, the children at Lundi were transported to the School of Joy Building on the University of Jeremie campus.
Time was also spent moving the folks that live on the beach to the Lycee School for Boys in downtown Jeremie. ESMI DLO carried water to the site for the community to have as they shelter there for the night. Time was spent in prayer this morning with the pastors in the Grand-Anse presbytery and strategies made on how to assist their congregation and villages with preparations. Not much can be done for the 1,500 chickens at the chicken farm. What could be given away was done today and the others…we wait to see.
Our home is filled with our friends and co-laborers in the Gospel. Tonight will be a night of prayer as the storms roll through. I, Sharon, wish I could be there. I know many of you wish the same also. We will be praying together for our beloved people of Haiti! Thankful that we serve a compassionate and faithful God who will see His people through the storms.
As I am able to get news from Haiti, I will update. Tomorrow’s plan- pray for Louis as he is the deputy delegate/governor of Les Cayes and so will have to visit all the different areas. His fear is that Isle La Vache, an island off the coast of Haiti will be covered. In the Grand-Anse Department/State, (Jeremie), the city of Dame-Marie is directly on the western coast. ESMI staff plans to visit there and at the same time to get updates from our pastors in the other departments across the island as to how they fared.
A blessed night to all as we pray….
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