May 2008 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

As we write this letter, things have settled down a little in Haiti. Increases in the price of food and other necessities of life had caused “food” riots in most of the large towns in Haiti. Tires were burned in the streets and many businesses were vandalized. Marching on the capital brought out the United Nation troops to help bring back control. This resulted in the firing of the country’s prime minister, who was blamed for many of the problems. Then there was an easing of taxes and duty on rice in order for the people to realize a 15% decrease in the price of rice.

Thanks so much for your help during this time. Many of you have added to your sponsorship donations and many others have given specifically to help with the food relief. Many have prayed much for God’s intervention during this difficult time. Your prayers and donations have made a difference. We have been able to help a significant amount of hungry Haitians with food for their families. Through our Haitian churches we have distributed thousands of dollars worth of rice, beans and cooking oil. After receiving a food package, one man in Nan-Paul thanked Pastor Diogene over and over and told him that his family had not had food for three days. Now they would eat again. God has supplied through you! Praise be to God! Continue Reading →