Pray for Johnny and James as they go out right now trying to find some food for the orphanage!

We are sending Johnny and James out to see if any of the markets are open.  We received word that a couple of markets in Petion-ville opened for the morning.  We will send them out to see if anything is open in our area and also to check the local boutiques such as Madame Paul’s and Madame Zephyr’s which is very close to the orphanage. 

The items we need most are oil, sugar, and any meat.  I had put an order into the market on Tuesday but it has not been delivered.  We are out of meat but we can live on Tuna and Salmon for a few days!

We are starting to ration water and food.  We are not being drastic about our rationing yet, but will cut down on serving portions and will dip water by the buckets instead of letting them turn on the taps!  We do not know how long before we can receive another truck of water.  We have 1/2 of a cistern full right now.  Better to start conserving now and making it last than running completely out!

Digicel, one of the  cell phone systems, is not working today.  We do not know what the problem is.  Thankfully, we have some of all three of the cell phone systems in Haiti so some of our phones continue to work.

Terriot just showed up and he lives in Kenscoff.  He said at this moment, cars can get down the road from Kenscoff and Ft. Jacques.  I have called Patrick and Holli and told them to come down to the main house for now.  I am just praying that the mobs will concentrate their rioting to the city and in front of President Preval’s home.

We continue to be safe and things are quiet around the orphanages.  I support the Haitians in their efforts to have an honest election and agree that the government should support those rights too!  I do not like to see the rioting, but I do understand that they feel they cannot get their point across any other way and have anybody take them seriously.  I do not think the government would pay any attention to them if they just marched peacefully.  It is very sad that their voices can only be heard through violence!

Continue to pray for Haiti!

8 comments (Add your own)

1. Rochelle McKinley wrote:
thank you for this update...praying mercy and peace of Jesus for Haiti.

Fri, December 10, 2010 @ 1:24 PM

2. Kelly D < :) wrote:
praying for peace, calm and provisions for you, GLA and Haiti! XOXOX

Fri, December 10, 2010 @ 1:39 PM

3. Joy wrote:
Thank you for the update--will praying for the entire situation.

Fri, December 10, 2010 @ 2:02 PM

4. Rori Hartzell wrote:
We are praying faithfully for Haiti and the situation. We continue to pray for safety and peace at GLA. I wish there was something that I could do to help GLA right now....Thank you so much for the does give us specific things to be prayerful about !!! Blessings !!!

Fri, December 10, 2010 @ 2:02 PM

5. tracey wrote:
Thoughts are with you all. Will keep praying

Fri, December 10, 2010 @ 3:41 PM

6. Judy wrote:
Praying for all of you at GLA and for the people of Haiti. Lord, bring forth righteousness in Haiti!

Fri, December 10, 2010 @ 5:28 PM

7. Robin wrote:
Praying for protection and provisions for GLA. God bless you as you serve Him in Haiti.

Fri, December 10, 2010 @ 7:58 PM

8. Michael A. Harris wrote:
Thinking about you and the kids often, Dixie. You might remember me from my drug store days in Monticello. I spent a week in Haiti last March on the south of the island near Jacmel. Operated a pharmacy in a barn. Nice people in that part of the country. Hope to go again this coming March if the security situation improves. I too get frustrated when no one listens to the Haitian people. The Haitians were right all along about the cholera outbreak and the French scientists have proven them right. It they would have listened to them on day one, how many lives would have been saved. so sad. Mike Harris, Monticello, Illinois

Sat, December 11, 2010 @ 12:22 AM

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