The team from Grace Community Church in Auburn, Washington, met early this morning for a breakfast of pancakes made by Bernie (something you can only experience in Haiti). After breakfast we set out for La Pointe, a two and a half hour trip north. There is a hospital in La Pointe that is run by [...]
Several families in our church lost everything they had and did not know what to do. But through the Starfish Ministries food distribution program, they have survived. Our food distribution program has a great reputation among the Haitian people, and I want to thank everyone who contributed for their help to make this possible.
The food distribution [...]
Thank you for your prayers for the crusade in Port au Prince. I received a report from Pastor Diogene this morning. He and his ministry team are praising God for His work in the lives of spiritually hungry Haitians. Last night the crusade began. There were almost 500 people out on the street in front [...]
I was able to get through to Pastor Diogene this morning. He sounded more rested and energetic — thank you for praying for him.
As president of the UEBH (Union of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Haiti) Diogene had an office in a STEP Seminary building. That building was destroyed in the earthquake. All the UEBH offices and [...]
Glenn arrived in Tricotte last night and will be spending the next few days there. Tricotte is about 120 miles north of Port au Prince and is the location of our orphanage. Most of our 33 elementary schools are in that general area. Glenn will be traveling to many of those school villages in order to [...]
We haven’t had much information coming out of Haiti today. Doug and Glenn did go to the UN meetings this morning and they learned that Port-au-Prince has been divided into 16 districts and five major organizations are responsible for those areas. World Vision has been assigned the area where we have been distributing food. That [...]
I could envision Doug doing cartwheels in his excitement when I talked to him this morning. All of your prayers and all of his meetings and hours of networking with many people during this week have paid off. This morning we received two dump truck loads of free food, a total of 550 cases of [...]
It’s Saturday afternoon and I just got off the phone with Doug in Haiti. Doug is doing well — is staying busy and really appreciates all your prayers.
This morning Pastor Diogene and Doug found another source of food and were able to purchase a full load of rice, beans and cooking oil at a reasonable [...]
Bernie mentioned in a recent update that we are looking for short-term sponsors for 180 families who are in desperate need right now in Port-au-Prince. These families, many of whom lost their homes in the earthquake, need a bridge between the emergency relief they are receiving right now and the time when they will return [...]
Doug was able to send us some pictures he has taken of the earthquake damage and the relief effort.