They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead…

12 Jan

“They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace.
For if to others, indeed, they seem punished,
yet is their hope full of immortality;
Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,
because God tried them
and found them worthy of himself.
As gold in the furnace, he proved them,
and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself.” Wisdom 3:2-6

Yesterday, on January 11 in the afternoon, there was a fatal car accident on the road that leads to Jacmel. We have driven on this road many times. A medical mission team was on their way from Grand Rapids, MI. when 4 people from the team were killed in the crash. The group has been here many times before. It is impossible in a human way to understand how such a tragedy can happen, so we look for some consolation in God’s Word.

This morning we heard that the remaining members of the team spent the night here in Jacmel at the CLUNY Sisters retreat house, we wanted to go and extend our sympathy, prayers and presence. But we got word that they left for Port au Prince at 7 a.m. Our thoughts and prayers accompany them and their families.


Posted by on January 12, 2013 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead…

  1. Placid Stroik

    January 13, 2013 at 12:47 am

    May they rest in peace and the God of all consolation and fellow workers in the Vineyard support all of the team and the people of Haiti.  Fr. Placid


  2. SM Lucette Kinecki

    January 14, 2013 at 9:43 am

    My heartfelt prayers go out to this medical team and their families. May the Lord give them eternal rest and a just reward for thier generosity and goodness. My heart aches with you!


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