Blessings to all. Yes, we all made it through the hurricane, some better than others. In Port au Prince, you never would have known that we even had a hurricane. However, in other areas the outcome was not as good. Jacmel had some flooding, and the road to Jacmel from Port au Prince is impassable at this time due to a mudslide.
Pestel and our friends, Sister Jo and Sister Fedilas, got hit hard. Their report states that there was a lot of damage due to high winds and the rain. Flooding, deaths, homes destroyed, the farmers' crops destroyed, and plantain trees ripped out by the roots. This is already a very poor area, and it is very hard to access this area. Most Haitians living here make less than 1 US dollar a day. Many families live together and survive on what they can get out of the land. With crops gone the sisters are very worried that many will starve to death this winter.
This country has already had the worst earthquake in history, killing more than 300,000 people and leaving an estimated 1,500,000 people living in tents, then 3 weeks ago a cholera outbreak that continues to spread across the country, now a hurricane.
I can not access email and have had to send this to someone to put on the blog. I am sorry, but we have limited to no electricity right now. We are all fine just working very hard.
Please continue to pray for all of the people of Haiti. More to come as soon as we can upload from Haiti.
In Christ's love and service, Vanessa