We're all OK.

I'm not going to say Sunday night didn't put a scare into us all as for over 90 minutes a band of men (some of whom were armed) scanned the Fort Jacques facility.

But I will say we are all OK.

We are thankful for God's protection in so many ways.

We are deeply grateful the men only entered one of the kids' houses, that the kids lay still and quiet, most stayed asleep.

We are thankful that the two women who nanny in that house were calm, brave, and quick witted that they led the men outside to further their discussion and deterred them from any interest in any of the other kids' houses.  Most of the kids slept through the whole thing, and some of the nannies too.  We are so so grateful.

We are grateful that the only other inhabited building they entered was our house.  We are grateful that no one was touched, assaulted, or in any way hurt.  We are thankful that though they lingered and took their time in no hurry to be on their way until satisfied with what they got they did not vandalize, harm, or take anything that cannot be replaced.

We are so very thankful we had EDH, that there was power and lights to turn on.

We are thankful that the police did indeed arrive in the middle of the night and fire warning shots in the air to clear and patrol the perimeter.

We are thankful for the safety and protection of each and every individual.

We are thankful for daylight after the darkness, for unity and masses, for neighbors and friends, for precautionary plans and preparations for another night.

We are thankful that the kids seem to be processing what they hear happened, asking questions, talking their feelings out, and over all seem to only have minor concerned about what happened, and very little fear of the night to come.

For all these things and so much more we are grateful. 

17 comments (Add your own)

1. Cynthia Ventress wrote:
Thank you Lord for your Divine Protection. Praying that this will never happen again and that you give your servants, your daughters, your peace, in Jesus` name. Much love from Texas.

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 8:44 PM

2. Lillian Sigler wrote:
Praise God for your protection. I will be praying for your continued safety and will add GLA's Ft Jacques to the prayer list of my Bible study group. (Orlando, FL)

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 8:56 PM

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Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 9:05 PM

4. Jim Civitate wrote:
In the name of Jesus, I pray that your hedge of protection will be around these children the staff members and everybody at GLA

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 9:06 PM

5. Lori Fuller wrote:
Praying for you all.

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 10:04 PM

6. Robby and Amy McCraw wrote:
Rejoicing with you over His protection and praying for the peace that passes all human understanding for you all.
Robby and Amy McCraw (Malozie's parents)

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 10:23 PM

7. Miriam wrote:
Joining in the prayers for all of you - protection and peace. May God give all a good night's sleep tonight.

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 10:42 PM

8. Leslee wrote:
Praying for security and continued strength to all the children and staff of Fort Jacques.

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 11:36 PM

9. fabienne sabatlier wrote:
You are very brave all of you Molly, Joyce and the nannies and thanks to you children are happy and secure. I red Dixie's writing that a lot of them slept all night long without hearing anything ;)
Hope you'll forget quick this bad time !
Lots of kisses from Fabienne and Mahel

Tue, February 17, 2015 @ 3:00 AM

10. valérie wrote:
glad you're all safe and sound - sending love from over the big pond. my thoughts are with you. Valérie

Tue, February 17, 2015 @ 3:04 AM

11. Pamela Taylor wrote:
Thank you Lord for protecting those I love. I mourn the loss of the pets as I love all who dwell in this special place. God be with them as they heal and bless the area with your love and peace. Molly - let us know how we can help other than prayer if there is a way. HUGZ to all.

Tue, February 17, 2015 @ 8:47 AM

12. marcia cargile wrote:
GOd is with you always, so thankful for his protection. My prayers with each and everyone.

Tue, February 17, 2015 @ 11:26 AM

13. Dan McAleenan wrote:
God bless you all. Thank you for your courageous service to the children and for surrendering your lives to God's calling. Thankful for your protection and safety.

Tue, February 17, 2015 @ 5:49 PM

14. therese vanneste wrote:
so happy for all of you;your very brave indeed;greetings to MOLLY.

Tue, February 17, 2015 @ 9:34 PM

15. Karyl Wackerlin wrote:
Thankful for your leadership in setting a positive tone for processing every bit of this! Though we weren't there the other night, we are united with you in prayer as you move through it.

Wed, February 18, 2015 @ 8:19 AM

16. Gen wrote:
Thank you Father for your physical protection for everyone at GLA during this frightening invasion. Dear Lord please turn this negative situation into a positive testament of GLA and the Haitian community and country.

Thu, February 19, 2015 @ 12:06 PM

17. Ann Jennings wrote:
Thanks for your update on this, Molly. Praise God that no one was physically hurt other than the dogs. And anyone hurting dogs breaks my heart. I hope you and the other special people at GLA will be healed of the mental and emotional trauma of this situation. You ALL continue to be in my prayers daily. Thank you for all you do.

(Cat's mom in North Carolina)

Tue, February 24, 2015 @ 12:02 PM

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