Urgent Prayer Needed for Fort Jacques Staff and Children

First, I want to say that no children or staff were injured last night at Fort Jacques.

After midnight, several armed men entered the Fort Jacques property looking for money. They climbed over a gate at the bottom of the property and then broke the gate open. They entered one of the toddler homes but did not hurt any children or nannies. They asked for cell phones, money, and where the other houses were on the property. Many of the children seem to have slept through the whole thing.

After leaving the Toddler Houses, they moved up to the shop area and then attempted to enter both Molly, Joyce, and Melissa's home and Patrick and Holli's home. They didn't kick in doors or break windows but they were very threatening. They did successfully enter Molly, Joyce, and Melissa's home and rob them of money and small electrical items. Lots of gun shots were involved and it was very scary for everyone.

They were on the property for a total of approximately 90 minutes. Two of the dogs on the property were poisoned and died. Both were family pets which makes it very difficult, but they barked and alerted people to the thieves movements around the property so they did their jobs. Another dog was shot with a shot gun pellets but was not badly injured.

Police came pretty quickly for Haiti and the police have had good follow up today.The Fort Jacques community has rallied around the orphanage and asking how they can help. Unfortunately, none of the thieves were caught. Tonight, we have increased the security on the property and also secured the gate that was broken. More security measures will be taken to make the houses and property more secure and we've requested one of the security companies to come and assess the property and tell us how we can improve security.

We are very thankful that God protected everyone and nobody was hurt. We will watch the children and staff to see if they will require some post trauma therapy. Please keep everyone in your prayers.

Check out Molly's blog at Kidz Korner for more information.



24 comments (Add your own)

1. Carol Hamilton wrote:
Oh my, stay safe, Sis. I'm surprised this has not happened before with the way things are there.
Can you use security cameras? Praying for everyone at GLA.

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 7:42 PM

2. Kelly Mueller wrote:
I am so very sorry that you all had to go through this trauma, how very scary. My prayers are with you and I am so thankful that you are all safe and physically uninjured.

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 7:43 PM

3. Carolyn wrote:
Oh, how terrifying for all involved! Praying for Gods peace for those who witnessed such a night and prayers for safety in the future. So glad no one was hurt!!

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 7:43 PM

4. Karla wrote:
Praise the Lord no one was hurt. It must have been very scary. I will be praying for the Lords protection over all of you.

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 7:44 PM

5. Shannon wrote:
Praise God all the children & staff are okay! How terrible and scary!!! My heart goes out to ALL. I was there last February for the blessing ceremony for this beautiful property! I know how Beloved it is and the labor of Life & Love by all God's servants! I even played with the big dogs! So so sorry!
My prayers going up! Love in Jesus. Shannon....from Colorado!

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 8:02 PM

6. Kevin Walterhouse wrote:
Thankful to God for being faithful, none of the children or staff were injured. I wish I were there to help. Hope to be there soon. God Bless you all!

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 8:31 PM

7. Kim Baxter wrote:
How horrible. So glad that no one was hurt but very saddened by the loss of your family pets. They truly are like family and they were very beautiful animals. I pray for peace in your grief.

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 8:32 PM

8. Dean Shoemaker wrote:
So sorry to hear about this Molly. Very thankful that no one was hurt. Praying for you and all involved as you work through and deal with this. It is amazing to hear that the Fort Jacques community is rallying to support GLA. You also have the global community who are praying for GLA and ready to help as well.

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 8:49 PM

9. wrote:
Have everyone in are family's prayers

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 9:18 PM

10. wrote:
Sending prayers. Glad no one was physically injured. Will pray that those involved will heal quickly from the trauma.

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 9:38 PM

11. Marijke Zaalberg wrote:
hi Dixie, I am very sorry that this happend also to you and Your staff. For me iT is in mai 4 years ago that iT happend to me. I have an alarm now in Some rooms, that feels more safe. We have camera's, we did not take gardiens with guns, Because that compagnies are very expansif and Many time Some of them are working together with bad people. I have also a megafoon in my gedroom, that makes iT also more safe that I can make noise. Than people in The street can hear iT. Al The places that people can come in we did make barbulay and iron (fer forge) Doors. After almost 3 years I sleep again without being afraid. IT takes a long tome. I hope iT never happend again to you and to me, but this gays have this wat of have money. By me iT was full moon and also a sunday evening. By me there was a man that I fired Because he was steeling our money when he was our driver. He is still in prison. I did hear before that in Fort Jacques are Many times groups of thiefs going around. I hope you can make more security so bad people Cannot enter The place and The houses. I pray that The thiefs understand that What they did do is not good, that they change their lives. Be strong and talk About iT, that helps! Thanks, Marijke

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 9:39 PM

12. Sharon Judie wrote:
Praying for GLA !
So sorry for this situation.

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 10:37 PM

13. Kim Hornak wrote:
Breaks my heart on so many levels! Ft. Jacques is such a sanctuary and haven for everyone. I sure hope the safety and beauty of the surroundings find themselves a part of your hearts once again very soon! Peace to you all!!

Mon, February 16, 2015 @ 11:27 PM

14. Terri Norton wrote:
Thank God you are all ok. I am so sorry about the dogs. Sending love and prayers your way.

Tue, February 17, 2015 @ 1:08 AM

15. Diana Silcox wrote:
Please know that we will be holding you close in our thoughts and prayers. We trust that you will see the hand of God bring good out of bad. May you feel God's peace, comfort, hope and strength in ways beyond measure.

Tue, February 17, 2015 @ 8:22 AM

16. Mary Angela wrote:
Yes, prayers

Tue, February 17, 2015 @ 9:43 AM

17. Diana Boni wrote:
Oh, Dixie, how terrifying for everyone. I am so sorry for your loss of your canine friends. Praise God that no humans were injured. I'm praying for peace for those subjected to the crime.


Diana Boni

Tue, February 17, 2015 @ 10:11 AM

18. Donna McDougall wrote:
So sorry to hear that this has happened. Praying for all and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Tue, February 17, 2015 @ 11:37 AM

19. Diane M. Hart wrote:
It is a terrible frightening thing that has happened to you al. I will pray hard for you. you deserve so much more and we would like to see you safe at all times . Thank God he was watching over all of you and the children stayed asleep. our God is an awesome God. Praying

Tue, February 17, 2015 @ 6:24 PM

20. Sue Smith wrote:
Thank goodness no one was hurt, I am so sorry about the dogs but as you said, they did a fine job of alerting folk that intruders were abound. I will bepraying and askinng friends to also pray for coverage of GLA in general. May God blass you richly after this in ways you had not even thought to ask for. I was priviledged to serve your orphanage briefly for two weeks in late Oct. 2002 with Esther King. I have never forgotten my time there or the folk I met and got to serve with who were permanent members of the GLA team on site.

Thank you for continuing your amazing work with the children..



Tue, February 17, 2015 @ 9:28 PM

21. Gen wrote:
Thank you Lord for protection of staff and children in that terrible robbery. Please Lord continue your protection of all GLA so that children and staff may work and learn according to your plan in an environment free of fear.

Wed, February 18, 2015 @ 12:11 AM

22. margarita wrote:
I had to read Dixie's report twice and had a hard time believing that this could happen to your institution - thank God no one was hurt, and while it's sad that the dogs died they protected you and gave warning. I can't imagine what that does to your mind and imagination. We'll keep you all in our prayers and hope that you'll be able to cope with fear and feeling insecure in your homes. The local community's rallying around is a lovely demonstration of solidarity and must be a great help while you continue your work among them.

Wed, February 18, 2015 @ 6:31 AM

23. Chris and Julie wrote:
We are praying that God and the heavenly angels will continue to protect the children, staff, volunteers, and guests at GLA and are grateful that there were no injuries involved in this recent threat.

Fri, February 20, 2015 @ 3:00 AM

24. Michael wrote:
Even while we were there and working they were explaining the security they had why it was needed it seemed so surreal because of the beauty in the area.

Still we never felt at risk or deeply concerned because of the confidence of their people and the reality that danger (evil)abounds around the world even in our own homes.

I will still go back in a heartbeat when the time comes because of the children and staff whom face challenges everyday and yet are still making a difference.

Saddened by the loss of the dogs beloved pets and protectors.
Saddened for the mental anguish created by acts of violence.
Saddened for the security and sanctuary of their home being shaken.

Thankful for all who are uninjured physically.
Thankful for those that serve in His name even now.
Thankful for the chances those children have because of you.

All the more reason to support the works going at God's Littlest Angels which remains a beacon of hope.

May God's blessings continue to shower you G.L.A. now and always.
Michael Collins

Mon, February 23, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

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