Thursday, January 14, 2010

Firsthand Reports

It seems an unwritten rule in the blogger world that publishing others' posts should only ever be done as a guest post. But, yesterday I stumbled across a report from missionaries in the heart of Port-au-prince, Haiti's capital. I'd like to share an excerpt with the link so you can read more.

The sun is about to come up. The aftershocks continue. Some more noticeable than others. There is no way to even begin to share the things we’ve heard and seen since 5pm yesterday...The few things we can confirm – yes the four story Caribbean Market building is completely demolished. Yes it was open. Yes the National Palace collapsed. Yes Gov’t buildings nearby the Palace collapsed. Yes St Josephs Boys home is completely collapsed. Yes countless countless - countless other houses, churches, hospitals, schools, and businesses have collapsed. There are buildings that suffered almost no damage. Right next door will be a pile of rubble. -from Troy and Tara Livesay's blog post: The Morning After- Earthquake Haiti 2010

Additionally, we have reports that all families we know on the island and in the capitol are okay. Cell phone lines are down and reports are coming to them via radio. There is concern for structural damage and food supplies for themselves and the Haitian people. Traditional death wails can be heard throughout the streets as news reaches families that loved ones on the mainland didn't make it.

While walking the streets of Haiti weeks ago we heard such great reports about the work of Compassion International. So that is where we are turning our attention in our hopes to add action to our prayers. Any donations will make impact. Click here if you'd like to help.

Thanks for reading and caring with us.

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