Open Doors And Needy Haitian Villages
The small team that committed to go to Haiti made it there safely one week ago, and hit the ground running.
We received a few updates from them in recent days, and they report a tremendous need, great devastation, numerous needy villages, and many opportunities to serve the Haitian people affected in the south.
They’ve traveled to villages on the coast, as well as high in the mountains, and the need that they can fulfill is generally the same throughout – clean water, and the Gospel!
The team distributed over 400 water filtration units up to this point, in some cases helping villagers convert old buckets into new 5-10 gallon containers fitted with an inline filter unit when new buckets could not be purchased due to supply shortages.
They have also distributed dozens of audio Bibles, New Testament audio recordings in Hatiain Creole that make the Bible accessible to illiterate populations.
People receiving these audio Bibles already showed an interest in learning more about the Gospel, as well as an inability to read, and many lived in remote places difficult for churches to regularly follow up in.
They have been protected so far from any harm or riots, although they encountered an active riot on a main road.
The villagers were upset that aid was going south, and bypassing them, so they blocked the roads and threw stones at the police and a bus. Thankfully our team stayed a distance from this and avoided any issues.
After a week in the hardest-hit areas, the team is returning to Port Au Prince with their Haitian partners in order to reset, refit, and re-evaluate the next stage of relief in this needy place.
Please continue to pray, and lift up the team as well as the people of Haiti continuing to suffer from the loss of homes, food, clean water and crops.