I am here today alone again. Dad is left at 6am with a Pastor that was with us this week from Indiana. He is trying to find a way out of the country for the Pastor. Lori and Anna are still in town I have not heard from them. I know they most likely did not sleep last night due to helping so many people. Lori is such a great nurse and she loves to help those in desperate need. She is just a great person and I love her so much. Anna (our teacher) is with her. She can do lots of dressing changes and she speaks Creole so she can talk to people and help in that way. She will be a big help just being by Lori’s side. I lvoe her so much too!
We do not have any more gas for our car. Enoch is just beside himself about everything. He of course grew up here and had seen a lot in his country. He was shot in the shoulder when he was 13 during one of the overthrows of the government here. He has seen lots, and lots of things. But this is the worse he has ever seen. He wants to help, just like everyone. He want to make sure his friends and family are okay. He want to do all he can to help anyone. He borrowed a motorcycle of a friend today and took a backpack of supplies in to just see if he could help anyone. We still have not heard from his mother.
The kids are doing fair. We are still feeling aftershocks from time to time. That is scary to them. We are trying to keep things as normal as we can for them. I do not have plans at this time to leave with them. We are safe from the dangers of looting where we are at. The community here would do anything for us. They love us and protect us. I would also have to leave Carmelo and Enoch behind. Carmelo still is holding a permanent residence card until we get all his paper work switched over. Enoch does not have a visa. It would be so difficult to leave them at this time. Haiti is my home. I have been here for 15 years, so it just does not seem right to leave now. If we were in Port I am sure I might feel different.
So today we want everyone to continue to pray for Haiti. Pray the rescue teams find survivors. Pray that supplies get to the people. Pray people can find water. Pray that they remove the dead bodies. Pray for strength for those that are trying to help. Pray for families to be reunited. Pray for peace to be in the hearts and minds of many. I am working on uploading some more picture.
This CD below has been playing everyday non-stop since the earthquake in the office. It gives me so much peace to listen to it. I have no idea how to contact this group to thank them for their music. But it has been a true blessing to me.