Thanks for praying with us in and through the storm. Thanks for rejoicing with us when we hear of lives spared from the ferocious winds and rains caused by Matthew. Thanks for crying with us when we see photos of the devastation. And thanks to so many of you for giving online throughout the night.
Some have asked what are the immediate needs. Getting food and water to the people in Jeremie. These are folks that relied on the land. The luscious mountainside of this beautiful coastal city is now gone. It’s bear. Food can be bought in Cayes and Port-au-Prince. How will we get these to Jeremie with the mudslides? Where the roads are impassable for vehicles, motorcycles will be used.
Again, you can give online: DONATE NOW
Or checks can be mailed to: El Shaddai Ministries International, Inc., c/o The Keyes Company, 2121 SW 3rd Street, Suite 601, Miami, FL 33129
Here are some more photos of the city of Jeremie as Dony made the 10-12 hour trek from Jeremie to Cayes on motorcycle:
Pray for wisdom and strength moving forward into relief effort. Pray for the word to get out about what is happening in Jeremie and for relief aid from the UN to get there quickly. Pray for safety.
As I write, Hurricane Matthew is now heading to Central Florida where I am. So I will update you as I can. Having just gone through Matthew, Dony advised that I head away from the storm asap. Until then…May God be glorified and people’s lives be transformed by the Gospel in our efforts to serve effectively.