As you all know by now a major earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday afternoon. We all were unharmed during the initial quake and through the aftershocks that are continuing even today. But there is so much devastation. There were 5 deaths near us even though we worked all night helping people in a make-shift triage unit in the yard. Adults and children with lacerations, broken bones, one with a foot cut off. Three babies were born in 24 hour's time, all by missionary staff because the Drs were busy. By God's grace (and His divine creation of adrenaline) we are still going.
Our water supply is damaged and it is a muddy brown color. We will have to find the resources to fix this promptly because water is a necessity but also because it is still over 90 degrees during the day here (in the 70's at night). We have some food but it won't last. We just need supplies, period.
Fortunately (and unfortunately) Jeff & Rita and Beverly Carter arrived here on Monday. They have been a huge help and the boys are happy to have two Grandmas to care for them. Tuesday night Nanny slept on the ground with Dor and Grayson because we could not sleep in the house with the aftershocks and uncertainty about structural damage. Most of CV has collapsed. Only our house, the church, and the guesthouse remain, but all are unstable. Val's orphanage collapsed but all of the children are safe and accounted for, they are staying in the chicken house!
We can not stay here like this for much longer. We will run out of supplies and it will be difficult if not impossible to buy more because of the demand right now. We need your prayers! We know they are working but keep them coming. We also will need A LOT of help to rebuild and continue to minister to the people here.
I know people want to help Haiti, especially now. And I know you all feel helpless so many miles away but you can help. You can't send food or water, but you can send money so we can buy supplies if they are available and eventually materials to rebuild. The best way to do that is through a non-profit that Jeff and Rita set up. I'll include their address and please know that every donation makes a difference and that 100% goes to Haiti.
I love you all and can feel your prayers.
Haitian Christian Projects (HCP)
808 Ophir Street #7
Moncks Corner SC 29461