It has been a week since the cancellation of our return flight to Haiti. We are in touch with Annette and the youth who live on the property of the Felician Mission in Haiti. They say that there are calmer days in Jacmel and that people are out on the streets. However, schools and institutions are still not open. We asked Fr. Samson, the pastor of our parish in Jacmel, to look out for those living at our mission and to lend us money for them, so they can purchase food and the special water coolant needed for the batteries that controls the inverter which produces electricity. Jean Philip noticed that the batteries needed a cleaning and more water. If the inverter fails, the mission will lose its power source, which means no refrigeration, no charging of phones and, after some time, no water because it depends on a pump. It could also mean loss of contact with our people. We also need to pay the staff of the Mother Angela Mobil Clinic. We are hoping Caritas International will be able to help.
We ask for your continued prayers for our people. We have heard that the children keep coming to the mission hungry and asking where we are and when we will come back to continue their lessons, the faith formation program, and other activities. Our hearts ache for our children, and we want to be with them.
Meanwhile, Sr. Marilyn will have gall bladder surgery on Thursday, February 28; and on Friday, March 1, Sr. Inga will have her kidney stones blasted. These will be done in two different hospitals in New Jersey. We offer our little suffering for peace in Haiti and a resolution that would mean a new civil order that gives life to all.
February 26, 2019 at 1:03 am
Prayers for one and all in Haiti and special prayers of “health return” for St. Marilyn and Sr. Inga. and Pope Francis shares this prayer from Thomas More. “Lord grant good digestion to us and please grant us something to digest. “
February 26, 2019 at 1:13 pm
Bob and I will be praying for both Sr. Inga and Sr. Marilyn that your procedures go smoothly and that you are soon reunited with your beloved Mission and families in Haiti.
February 26, 2019 at 6:57 pm
Sending healing prayers to you for your medical procedures this week. May your recoveries be smooth and your return to Haiti swift. As Blessed Solanus would say, let’s thank God ahead of time!