A team of New Life workers just returned from the mountainous areas affected by the drought. They were led by John Clark, Pastor Seide and Pastor Lyonel. The grief stricken team arrived back at New Life, saying that the half has not been told about the horrible conditions of the drought. They did, however, bring back good news about how very thankful the people who are recipients of your prayers and support are! The drought has reached the point of panic and has taken the lives of many. Because of your support, we were able to send trucks filled with water and tons of food, clothing and supplies to Pestel, bringing relief to literally thousands in the worst areas of Fond Verrette, a village with over 50,000 people. This outpouring of help has truly been the hand of God working through the hearts of His people. The people in the drought stricken areas have been praying fervently for God to send help! Community prayer in the villages is resulting in many people giving their lives to the Lord. We are all glorifying God for this miracle! In the colder mountainous areas of Oriani and Miguel the trees and brush have dried up.
It was described to us as miles and miles of barren desert. You can imagine the scene as hundreds of desperate people brought as many buckets and containers as they could carry, hoping to fill them. We continued to pass out life giving food, water and supplies into the night and began again the next morning at 6:30 am. We distributed over 7,000 gallons of water and 14,000 more gallons will be handed out this week. These villages are still suffering from the damage done by hurricane Cindy three years ago. Homes, churches and other buildings are down because they lack the resources to rebuild.
Because of your monetary donations, we were able to build two cisterns in Oraini where they have not had a sustaining rain in almost three years! We are building more permanent cisterns in other villages in hopes that rain will come soon. Keep praying for rain! We are cleaning, repairing and filling a 7,000 gallon cistern that has not had water in it for years. We have so much work to continue to do. We are trusting God for esources while evaluating long term solutions. We will keep you posted with more details and photos and ask that your prayers and love gifts continue. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! If only each of you could be here to see the reaction of the people when the water trucks and food supplies arrive. The provisions that you are sending through our ministry are saving lives and souls!
Love has no border
Love has no border