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!
Posted on Fri, December 10, 2010
by Dixie Bickel