Thank you all so much for your prayers for our family, our fellow missionaries, and the Haitians through hurricane Matthew and the aftermath! We are overwhelmed not only by the destruction around us, but by God’s faithfulness! We are so thankful to report that the buildings that are under our direct ministry/responsibility (our quadplex, the depot, and the guest house) didn’t sustain too much damage, only minor repairs and water clean up. That’s significant when you see the damage surrounding us! We are so thankful for our solar power, as our compounds electric system is not even close to functioning! We do not have water restored yet, but are able to fill buckets/jugs at the guest house, which has a safe water source.
This is the view from our back porch before Hurricane Matthew.
This is the house right next to us. Fortunately, the missionaries who live here, were in a different house during the storm.
We are encouraged, as we are starting to talk to the Haitians and hear stories how God protected them and is providing for their daily needs. The pictures speak more than I can, so here are some pics from our neighbors. (I have hundreds of pics, but internet is too slow to post very many!)
I have a long list of both praises and requests, too long to share here. Please join us in praising the Lord for physical protection from the storm and for sparing many lives. Please pray that the hearts of the Haitians would be turned to the Lord, and many would come to know the Lord as their personal savior. Pray that we could bring glory to God through all we do or say. And 1 personal request would be for Scott, as he has the responsibility of the construction department and has also been placed in the lead role for restoring power and water on the CL compound. Pray for his physical safety, that God will give him strength and sustain him through the long days, and give him restful nights. Thanks again for your prayers, encouragement, and support. Love,