His Tent City…..

Today I received the names and household sizes of the 50 families in the tent zone by the palace. These families are made up of many varieties. You have some with just one parent and several children. You have some with an older brother taking care of his younger siblings. You have some with no parents but a grandparent or aunt that is watching over several children. I was blown away by some of the sizes of these families because the tarp-homes could maybe fit two people sleeping in them. There is NO WAY that families of 5 or more could even fit in these little homes. I was way off in my number count. I thought we would have about 160 or so people to take care of. It’s 265 people in this small little zone. There’s over 200 children! I didn’t get the ages of all the children which I’m thinking for that – i just need to personally go down and visit to figure out some of this.

One thing I know for sure – these people need your prayers. I’m listing the names and household sizes so that you can pray over them. Not all of them are Christians I’m sure. God has laid on our family this huge burden to reach out to these people. Yet when I think what all is involved in really making a difference – it’s overwhelming. I know I need food – but they don’t even have a way to cook it. I have to think about charcoal stoves. They have no oil to prepare their rice/beans. I have to think about that. They live in tarps – NOT TENTS. We need to start collecting tents. What in the world will they do when it rains? I need to get some vitamins, baby formula, peanut butter, sheets, and clothes out to them.  My parents have 2000 jars of peanut butter and 70 bags of rice that I am going to send down on the truck this week.  It seems like a lot but I know it’s not even a dent.

I have no time frame of how long we can help or what all we can provide for them. This is the promise I have made to God – whatever you give me Lord- I’ll share it. I will give what I have and when I don’t have it – I simply can’t give it. I have put this burden back on God’s shoulders and told him if you provide it Lord – I will do my part. I’ll be His personal assistant for as long as He puts this task out in front of me.

LEADER: M GUYTEAY PETIT-FRERE
ERSNTS AUGSTIN 5
ANIZA MERISMA 5
JOSETTE DERILUS 5
RESULTA MERISMA 4
SERES SINEA 2
RAYMONDE DENISE 6
CANEUS CLEMENE 6
FORTUNE VAL 6
JEAN VILIA 8
PYRAM CHARO 4
RUTH FREDERIC 10
RONALD JULIEN 8
PIERRE METELUS 7
THEBEAUD JN NOEL 5
GUITO FRERE 5
CARLOS BALTAZAR 6
JULMENE MISCARDIN 4
WIDMAK BOSSILE 6
WIDNY AIMABLE 5
ANNEROSE LIBERIS 6
LOUIS JN ELVE 8
GERTRUDE JULIEN 7
GRED EMMANUEL 4
EDNA SIMLIEN 5
MARLENE BONGOUT 5
LOUIS BERNADETTE 7
DAVIDSON FRANCOIS 5
MONA RENEVIL 6
FOUFOUNE SIMILIEN 7
SOLBANGE FILS-AIME 5
ASMAN JOSEPH 5
NATASHA ROBERT 4
ROLANDE MONFORT 6
THOMAS PIERRE 5
ALFRED RENEVIL 5
RODELINE JULIEN 3
ANOUS ROSILUS 3
SHERLY JOSEPH 2
REGINAL JOSEPH 4
BRONW GUEDRIS 6
STANLEY JULIEN 4
MAXO JEAN 6
PIERRE ANTOINE F 5
KENY JULIEN 3
TONY GUERSAINT 9
JOHNNY DOSSOUS 5
LILINC MONFORT 3
MARVIS JOSEPH 2
RENEZIL LILINE 7
ETIENNE THELAMOUR 6
265

Comments

  1. Jody when the 600 jars of peanut butter I marked relief come in can you make sure some of these jars if not all go to helping this community. Can I send money to specifically help with this project…I don’t think my church has sent the check yet, if not I would love to designate it to this project that God has laid upon your heart. God is using you to do mighty things and I strongly beleive he does not lay burdens on our heart and then does not provide….

    I am listening to K-love the radio station right not and “What Faith Can Do” is on. Here is the lyrics they totally apply to this post 🙂 I will be praying for these families and yours
    Everybody falls sometimes
    Gotta find the strength to rise
    From the ashes and make a new beginning
    Anyone can feel the ache
    You think it’s more than you can take
    But you are stronger, stronger than you know
    Don’t you give up now
    The sun will soon be shining
    You gotta face the clouds
    To find the silver lining

    I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
    Hope that doesn’t ever end
    Even when the sky is falling
    And I’ve seen miracles just happen
    Silent prayers get answered
    Broken hearts become brand new
    That’s what faith can do

    It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard
    Impossible is not a word
    It’s just a reason for someone not to try
    Everybody’s scared to death
    When they decide to take that step
    Out on the water
    It’ll be alright
    Life is so much more
    Than what your eyes are seeing
    You will find your way
    If you keep believing

    I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
    Hope that doesn’t ever end
    Even when the sky is falling
    And I’ve seen miracles just happen
    Silent prayers get answered
    Broken hearts become brand new
    That’s what faith can do

    Overcome the odds
    http://www.elyricsworld.com/what_faith_can_do_lyrics_kutless.html
    You don’t have a chance
    (That’s what faith can do)
    When the world says you can’t
    It’ll tell you that you can!

    I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
    Hope that doesn’t ever end
    Even when the sky is falling
    And I’ve seen miracles just happen
    Silent prayers get answered
    Broken hearts become brand new
    That’s what faith can do
    That’s what faith can do!
    Even if you fall sometimes
    You will have the strength to rise

  2. castilloavektimoun says:

    Love your heart! You always know exactly what I need to hear! Thanks Autumn for all the encouragement. If you want to help with this zone have them put Castillo Benevolence/Tent City on the check or with a note. I think you’re right – God doesn’t give vision without provision! Thanks for always having Haiti on your heart and for always taking an active role in furthering His kingdom over here!

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