Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in 2017 serve as devastating reminders that Haiti rests in a dangerous part of the Atlantic during hurricane season. Often times, Mission Haiti is in the path of destruction. Though we praise God for protecting our employees and missionaries, we mourn for those who have experienced great loss.
The village of Ti-Riviere and the surrounding communities have experienced unbelievable destruction. Roofs are blown off. Homes are destroyed. Trees are pulled from the ground. Roads are washed away. Families are displaced.
Our Mission Haiti property has been damaged as well. The roofs of several of our buildings were blown off in 2016, including one of our main orphanage buildings where all of our boys live, and the home of our missionary teachers. A fallen tree caused damage to the home of our leadership team member and Christian academy teacher, Lubin and Renard Dorsaivil. They, along with their two girls, are safe but unable to live in their home. Also, portions of the wall surrounding our property were pushed over, our kitchen area in our orphanage collapsed, and many possessions and supplies were ruined due to water damage.
How can you help?
Today, we are asking you to donate to our “Hurricane Relief Fund”. A monetary donation will help us get relief to Haiti as quickly as possible. These funds will be used to help Mission Haiti rebuild our property and help families in our area with food, supplies and materials to rebuild their homes. You can donate online or mail a check to:
P.O. Box 2175
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
and write “Hurricane Relief” on the memo line of the check.
Another major request is for continued prayers. Please pray for the country of Haiti and especially the Southwest region that was heavily affected. Pray for the families who are displaced from their home. Pray for our staff and missionaries as they struggle with personal hardships and as they do their best to assist and serve our community.
We will do our best to keep everyone informed over the next several weeks with our progress on rebuilding our ministry and assisting our village. If you have any questions please contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-370-3662.
More pictures, details, and information will be added in the weeks to come, as we learn more about the extent of the damage and the specifics of how hurricanes have impacted Mission Haiti.