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Daily Archives: July 5, 2021

The sun shines after every storm…

On Sunday, July 4, we were invited to participate in a parish concert held at St. Michel’s Parish in Jacmel. We wondered if they would still have it after Hurricane Elsa…well they did, and the church was full. Haitians are survivors, no matter what the circumstances that come their way. The audience came masked and enjoyed an early evening of songs, praising and thanking God. We were even part of the program!

 
 

Hurricane Elsa tries to pay a visit to Jacmel

On Saturday, July 3, we got prepared for a visit from Hurricane Elsa. After being here for nearly 9 years, we have learned to prepare for the worst, no matter what. We got sand bags ready to protect the door to the computer lab so it would not flood like it did last time. We put furniture away and covered what we could. The winds came by 2 p.m., and then the rain. We kept following the Hurricane app we have and saw she was changing course from a direct hit on our shores.

Elsa kept moving away from us. We kept praying for all in our area to be safe. Even though she was moving south, she did leave a bit of a mess.

We lost some of our banana trees; but we thank God we all are safe, and so are our people. Hurricane Elsa tried to pay us a visit; but thank God she went further from us, staying mostly over the sea. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. As you know, Haiti is especially vulnerable to floods and landslides because of widespread erosion and deforestation. God is so good, and He has spared us again.

 
 

Be Transformed…All things are made NEW!

On July 2, we began our new ministry year, sharing in community and ministry. In the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, in adoration, prayer and praise, we offered ourselves to God and to the mission here in Haiti.