Hurricane Matthew Haiti Update – Oct 7, 2016
We’ve been so encouraged by the emails and comments on Facebook, knowing how many of you have been praying for Haiti as Hurricane Matthew hit earlier this week. We are praying for all those affected by this devastating storm, in Haiti and Cuba, other parts of the Caribbean and in the US.
The north of Haiti, where 4VEH is located, as well as most OMS ministries, was not affected by the storm. Our team of reporters was on the air all through the night as the storm approached, and have been gathering updates from around the country of damage and where to get help, to share with our listeners in Haiti, and Haitians listening around the world.
The south and south-western peninsula of Haiti were the worst affected, with some towns and villages almost completely destroyed. Communication with this area is still difficult, and the main road bridge connecting these regions to the rest of the country was washed away by the storm.
- Please pray for all those in immediate need of clean water, food, shelter, and medical care. With farmland wiped out in worst-affected areas, many people will go hungry, and flooding brings fears of a rise in cholera cases.
Team heading to worst-affected areas today to assess how OMS can help
Today, our OMS Haiti field leader Brett Bundy, 4VEH operations manager Witny Telfort and audio-visual producer Markly Vilnor, Emmaus Fellowship of Churches leader Pastor Joseph Pierre and field mechanic Edric Jean are traveling to the worst-affected areas in the south and southwest, around the cities of Les Cayes and Jérémie, to assess how One Mission Society can best respond to the many needs. Please pray for their trip today, for protection, good access to the areas, and for wisdom for the next steps.
One Mission society has set up a Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund for relief efforts in Haiti and neighboring Cuba, both countries badly affected by the storm. Please donate today by clicking this link: One Mission Society’s Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund
Thank you so much for partnering with us as we serve God and the Haitian people.
— Rev. Storly & Kate Michel, Radio-TV 4VEH