Monday, September 8, 2008

Dear Friends,

Thanks for the emails of concern… Doug & I are safe, however, there has been much devastation throughout Haiti. Across the country there are flattened and flooded trees, fruit trees, gardens, crops, homes, & markets and the people are struggling to survive. The price of food has increased and the people aren’t able to purchase what they once were able to purchase. After Gustav & Hannah, the roof on one of our planted churches’ is in very bad shape. A crew of men went out last week to try to get it patched but is still in sad shape. Our church roof is leaking as well. This has not been fixed yet but is on the agenda to get to it soon.

Our main concern right now is for our people. Just recently, the number of fatalities was over 550. As many as 50 deaths in our surrounding villages. Mom and Beverly Carter got here last week and brought much needed financial help, possibly from some of you. They were scheduled to be here to put on a Women’s Conference this Friday, yet God’s timing couldn’t be better. They have helped me put our house back together after dust, water, mud and debris. Dad and a member from their church will be in tomorrow. Through supporters, they are also able to purchase about 4000 lbs of rice and 2000 lbs beans and other supplies needed for the Haitian people.

Yesterday, we went to Grand Goave to check on our friends and sponsored children though Lifeline. They seem to be in the same boat, but we were told teams will be coming this month to help where they can. We were able to take beans and rice and peanut butter to them as well. We have also heard from friends at other missions and they are all hurting. Please keep all Haitian missions in your prayers.

Lastly, we have been told that there is a group of people that will begin riots or manifestations if the prices don’t decrease and schools throughout may not start until October because of these threats. Please be thinking of our government, police force and UN at this time. Continue to pray that perhaps God will move the path of the storms from Haiti so the people could have a little relief and time to regroup. Also pray that the Haitians continue to look to the Light for guidance in this time of tragedy.

Thanks again for your prayers & concerns!

Love to you all,

Doug & Amy

P.S. Please keep in mind that the internet service here is very inconsistent so if you write to us and don’t here from us promptly, please don’t worry! We’ll get to you as soon as we can.

If you are interested in helping further please send contributions to: HCP Attn: Doug & Amy Reichley 808 Ophir St#7 Moncks Corner, SC 29461.