I received a first hand report about the drought situation in the mountains in Haiti. We were hoping that the recent storm had brought some relief for water. I'm happy to say the the news is good for Fond Verette. The storm brought the much needed rain and temporarily helped this city. For the Pestel region, the news was not so good. The reports saddened us. The news came from our workers who just arrived back and the pastor’s wife who brought Max to us. She was so discouraged as she told the story of the continued despair that has worsened as they received no rain, but the violent winds from the storm took the roofs off of many homes and destroyed crops, huts and many animals, bringing hunger to an all time high there. We spent much of today organizing eight locations to feed children and the elderly. Thank you to those who provided. We are making plans to build more community cisterns in preparation for the rain. This area of 115,000, is where so many of our children have come from. We really love these people and feel their pain. We look forward to the sustainable projects that God has placed in our hearts as we trust Him for the means that will bring life changes to so many. May God bless each one who remembers what missions is all about and for those who give knowing that “But for the grace of God, there go I."
Blessings, Miriam and New Life family