update

**It is beginning to rain here again.

**Reports on Haitian radio is 46 dead from the river here. 

**They were three men that tired to cross the river up higher than our village and the river washed one of them down, a father of 5 children.  They pulled the father out and laid him out front for several hours until the family came to retrieve the dead body.  We learned that hurricane Hanna damaged his house this past week. He walked 6 hours down the mountains to try and find some work to feed his family.  He knew it rained a lot last night and told his friends he was worried about his wife and kids.  He was trying to get to them when he was killed.  One of the volenteers here J.L. is going to be working on raising funds for his casket.

**A family here in Cazale was trying to get out of their house last night and the water washed the mother and two children away.  They found the mother about 1/2 a mile down the road hanging onto a bananna tree.  They have not found the two children.

**The water line is NOT going to be fixed anytime soon.

**The foot bridge washed out, the water line ran across the foot bridge.

**There was a man that got his house washed away that follows in the clinic.  He has a catheter in.  The water washed away his house and ripped out the catheter.  He got here today with a very swollen bladder, no catheter and no clothes.  He was raising his hands thanking Jesus when we got it in and relieved his suffering. I got some stuff from Enoch’s closet and we got him dressed.

**We had a child die last night in the middle of everything, Herode.  It was a challenge to get him buried today.

**My two volunteer’s were great last night.  They helped me out SOOOOO much and I truly do not know what I would have done without them.  When someone tells you “give me something to do, no job is to dirty for me”  you know they are ready to help. 

**I was scared last night, really scared.  Some of the ladies were screaming, yelling and crying as they were so worried about their families.  We had to calm them and get the children to safety.

**Amos, Henley and Trey did not know what was happening.  They just thought it was cool they got to play in the middle of the night with so many babies.

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13 Responses to update

  1. Angie, RN says:

    We are praying for all of you! I know you had to be scared to death! Wow. I know you will be glad when Lori and Charles gets back.

  2. Sonia says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Stephanie says:

    We are continually praying for you all.

  4. Julie K says:

    Our family is praying for all of you!

  5. jen says:

    Praying for y’all.

  6. Donna says:

    Praying for you and everyone there in Haiti!!

  7. Shannon B says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. grahamsowa says:

    Praying….and sending money

  9. Heather says:

    We prayed for you last night, but also want to know what we can do to help you in this crazy time. Please give us concrete ideas – should we just send money??

  10. Ellen says:

    We are continuing to pray — for an end to rain, for safety, for drinking water, for health, and for energy, courage and peace to rebuild. We are also praying for an outpouring of financial help! God bless you all.

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