Margarte Hughes, founder of Missions for Christ, I saw you hungry, a
missionary in Haiti reports that the situation in the city of Gonaives
is very drastic. It seems that in many places the mud is up to 4 feet
deep and there is doubt of the possibility of rebuilding the entire
city. We have 10 churches in the city, with 200 members. She says that
all the members have suffered personal loss. It seems that all in the
city are in trouble.
Margarte and Joseph has been warned that if he goes to Gonaives, that
they must have high boots for the mud is so high. There is sewage, dead
animals and bodies that are affecting the water with a high danger of
infection. Also, the smell of the city is terrible. They have to travel
by donkey's because of the water level.
The immediate need for basic survival is great but the future will be
very difficult as all small businesses and places in the market were
destroyed. Many homes were completely destroyed. Churches survived but
the walls around them were broken by the water. They do not know what
can be done about the mud that will dry and leave maybe 1 to 4 feet
throughout the town.
Margarte will see that supplies given will go to its destination as much
as possible. Right now even that is difficult because of the desperation
of the people. We sent a container from Richmond, Virginia on October
11, 2004, please
pray that the container will get through to the people when it arrives
in a few weeks.
Thank you for praying for the needs of the people and for giving.
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