Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Quake Hits Haiti-Catastrophic Consequences

I have so much that I need to update and write. So many Happy and good things to report...they seem so trivial today and in life in general.



MANY, MANY Haitians have lost their lives over the last 2 days. 1-12-10 @ 4:50pm Haitian time, a 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti...the epi-center hitting Carrefour (Kaw-Foo) near the Capital of PAP. I have been thru Carrefour, it is where the new New Life link Orphanage is located. It took until midnight to receive word that Dr. Bernard, Claudette, Guest House staff, Creche Staff, children and HFC staff and children were all alive and well. Buildings have been badly damaged, but are not down.



Word from Dr. Bernard was this:
DEAR CHRISTIAN FRIENDS, THANKS 1000 TIMES TO EACH AND ALL OF YOU MY DEAREST FRIENDS WHO SEND US EMAILS ABOUT THIS DISASTER. THANKS 1,000,000 TIMES FOR YOUR CONTINUED PRAYERS. WHAT WOULD WE HAVE DONE WITHOUT YOUR FRIENSHIP, PRAYERS, AND FANANCIAL SUPPORT.PRAISES, GLORIES, AND POWERS BE TO OUR ALLMIGHTY SAVIOR AND LORD JESUS FOR SAVING MY LIFE FROM THIS BIG EARTHQUAKE WHICH MIGHT KILL THIS AFTERNOON THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. IT WAS ABOUT 4:50P.M, I STEPPED UP INTO THE MAYOR'S OFFICE ON MY WAY BACK HOME FROM WORK. AS I JUST ARRIVED ON THE 2ND FLOOR, THE BUILDING COLLAPSED ON EVERYBODY WITHIN SECONDS . THE ROOF CAME DOWN OVER OUR HEADS. I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO DESCRIBE THIS MIRACLE.I WAS ONE STEP TO DEATH, BUT PEACEFUL, TRUSTING THAT MY LIFE WAS IN GOD'S HAND. MY MIGHTY GOD GOT ME OUT SAFELY. AS I JUMPED FROM THE 2ND FLOOR INTO ALL THE DEBRIS, I GOT HURT ON MY LEFT SIDE.HOWEVER, I AM SAFE AND SOUND...IT IS A LONG LONG STORY.WHAT A MIRACLE! WHAT A GOD THAT WE ARE SERVING! HE SURELY IS NOT DONE YET WITH ME.WHEN I GOT HOME, CLAUDETTE AND THE OTHERS WERE FINE, BUT THE GUEST HOUSE SHOOK UP SO BAD THAT THE WATER COOLER, BOOK SHELVES FULLO OF BOOKS, AND CABINETS FELL ON THE FLOORS.AS I AM WRITING THIS EMAIL, THE HOUSEIS STILL SHAKING UP. WE WILL SLEEP OUT SIDE, UNDER THE FRONT PORCH.ALL THE CHILDREN AT THE ORPHANAGE ARE FINE. BECAUSE TELEPHONES ARE OUT OF SERVICE, IT WAS ALREADY NIGHT AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN PORT-AU-PRINCE WERE IN THE STREET, MOURNING THEIR TRAPPED AND DEAD FAMILY MEMBERS, THERE WAS NO WAY I COULD GET TO THE NLL BUILDING OR HAVE ANY NEWS. EARLY TO MORROW MORNING, I WILL GO THERE. OH ! HOW I PRAY THAT ALL THE CHILDREN AND STAFF ARE SAFE.THE SITUATION IS AWFULLY AWFUL, TERRIBLY TERRIBLE. PLEASE, PRAY FOR THE GREAT NUMBERS OF FAMILIES WHO HAVE THEIR LOVED ONES STILL UNDER THE RUBBLES WITHOUT MUCH HOPE TO SURVIVE. PRAY FOR HAITI, AND THE CHURCH OF CHRIST.I WILL KEEP ALL POSTED.WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO GOD TO HAVE YOU ALL IN OUR LIVES.Blessings,Jacob

2 comments:

Lorenz Family Blog said...

LeAnn! I found this wonderful blog of yours, and am glad to see this from you in relation to Haiti. Indeed, I've been wondering about things in relation to your work there. Thank you & know we are praying with you for these poor souls that Jesus died for & loves. Great to see your picture, & those of the kids!! I miss seeing your son in our Trek group. God bless!

Lorenz Family Blog said...

LeAnn! I found this wonderful blog of yours, and am glad to see this from you in relation to Haiti. Indeed, I've been wondering about things in relation to your work there. Thank you & know we are praying with you for these poor souls that Jesus died for & loves. Great to see your picture, & those of the kids!! I miss seeing your son in our Trek group. God bless!