Hurricane Ike

It amazes me how the news isn’t reporting on Hurricane Ike’s damage in Haiti. Wesley called his family in Gonaives and was told that the rain from this storm has made everything just as bad as it was from Hannah. People are back on their roofs, roads and bridges are washed away, no food or diesel trucks passing through. The northwest part of the island remains isolated. 

I talked to friends today who live in Port-de-Paix and they said that there were animals and bodies floating out to sea from the river in Port-de-Paix – the river that we have to cross to go to the far west. We talked to Curtis and he said there was rain and wind but they’re all at the campus in St. Louis. I believe the Bay has been flooded out again – but they were not there.  Jacques confirmed a report that a bus full of people were killed while trying to cross a river. 

Tortuga Air didn’t fly yesterday or today. 

 Jose and I plan to go to Haiti on Wednesday which I believe is when the hurricane is supposed to hit the Miami area. We ask for prayers for our family as we try to go back home -that we won’t get stuck in Miami but are able to make it all the way home so we can see our friends and bring encouragement. Wesley will be flying with us. We will begin relief work on Thursday for the Northwest Region. Pray for the people there – for their disapointment and losses. Pray that we are able to bring relief and hope to those who desperately need it.

Won’t you help us help them? Please send donations to the mission and mark them HURRICANE RELIEF! The mission is working on putting details out in the newsletter as well as the main mission website about how you can help. Please don’t wait for others to be the hands and feet of Jesus……..why don’t you be His hands and Feet?

Comments

  1. Tracy Weller says:

    Jody,

    How long would it take a crate to get to Haiti and could you give us an idea of what it would cost to send a crate?

    What are the things that are most needed?

    Anxious to help,
    Tracy

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