We found a way to get our girls out of Haiti tomorrow. There are aid planes flying into Jacmel airport all day from the Dominican Republic to bring medical supplies. We will hop one of those planes tomorrow morning and all fly to the Dominican. Then we will meet my sister there who will fly in from JFK. My sister will then return to the states with the girls and Maria and I will return to Jacmel. We probably will have to spend the night at a hotel in the DR since my sister and my girls won’t fly out until after 5PM, and there won’t be any more aid planes flying to Jacmel until the next morning.
We just bought over 60 gallons of safe drinking water today. That should cover us for about a month to 6 weeks, especially without the girls. We also have enough food to last us for about a month or so. We also bought 10 more huge bags of rice so that we can continue feeding the people in our community. Our feeding “program” is growing daily as more and more people are coming to us and telling us that they have no food. Tomorrow, we will also distribute some clothes to some families who lost all their belongings.
Our 2 biggest needs now are gas and water for our cistern. I have been to the gas station several times and have left each time empty handed. It is so crazy there. There is a lot of chaos and so many people pushing and shoving. I hope that we will be able to get gas tomorrow morning at 7AM when it opens. My friend and I are going to go down there at 3AM just to get in line. Pray for success. Without gas, we have no power since our power depends on our gas generator.
We have had so many people commit to sending us financial contributions so that we can effectively minister to the people in need. We are so thankful for your generous giving and your heart felt prayers. Please continue to pray for us as we seek to minister the wonderful gospel of grace and truth through both our words and our deeds.