The following is a letter from Pastor Lesly in Haiti, describing the most urgent needs at this time. We will have a team on the ground soon helping address some of these needs. Thanks for your support.
Solidarity with God’s People in Haiti after the Hurricane MatthewI want to take this opportunity to thank you for your prayers for our people in Haiti during and following Hurricane Matthew. It was a terrible hurricane that hit Haiti four weeks ago. I am taking this opportunity to write you on behalf of the people of the Southern peninsula of Haiti. Haiti is divided unto ten geographical departments… the Southern peninsula contains by itself four departments and all those four departments were devastated by Hurricane Matthew. In the Southern peninsula, we have two church buildings that were destroyed, including the homes of two pastors and many of their church members are homeless. They are not only homeless, but they lost everything they had because the hurricane wiped out crops, killed farm animal that fed several families in mountain and the rural areal so they are now empty hands.For those reason and because of the love of God we cannot stay silent without helping them. The word of God says in 1 John 3:17-18 ” If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”I would like to count on your prayers for the people who are now being struct with the epidemic of cholera which affected areas after the hurricane. I also ask you to help build the houses of two pastors which were destroyed. I would like to ask you to consider arranging some teams of workers to come and help us to rebuild the two church buildings that were destroyed as well some other infrastructures.My goals is to establish immediately gardens like corn, vegetable and beans in order to help to feed the people and the animals. We would like to establish a goat and chicken family project and distribute some goats and chicken to families in order they can raise and replace some farm animals.I would like to establish a feeding program as soon as possible for the children who are in great difficulty to feed themselves and live. I believe the children are really in great need of social support from America.If you feel the Lord leads you to help us accomplish one or more of these objectives and goals, it will be great.For the cause of Christ,Pastor Lesly Bertrand.