Thursday, October 31, is the last day of the LaGrange NonEvent Fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who has participated in it so far, we really appreciate your support! We also had a great time in LaGrange a few weeks ago and we are so thankful for Rusty and Suzie for hosting the event at their home. It was great to see some of our LaGrange supporters there. If you would like to take part in this fundraiser, just click on the link below! Anyway, here is the link explaining the event:
I am sure most of you have been keeping up with what is going on in Haiti, but the bottom line is that things are not good and they are not improving. In fact, this week is supposed to be the week that road blocks, rioting, and anything else protesters can do are getting worse and more focused on getting the President to step down.
At the same time, the President spoke for about an hour yesterday about the fact that he will not step down. He asked the international community to provide aid, for his opposition to sit and talk, and for people to have the strength to wait out everything that is happening.
All of that means that the opposition is trying even harder to get the President to step down and the President is more intent on staying than ever before. It also means that the life of the average Haitian will just get more and more difficult.
- Health care will be more difficult than ever to come by.
- Schools will not open…Our kids have gone to school for exactly 3 days since Sept. 2.
- Food will be difficult to find.
- People will starve.
- Employees will not be able to get to work.
- Trash will continue to mount on the streets.
- Motos will not be able to find gas.
- Tap Taps will continue to sit empty.
- Food costs will continue to rise.
- The Haitian currency will continue to go down in value.
- Gangs will continue to fight and kill.
- People will grow more and more desperate.
There really are great things about this country. The people are resilient, friendly, community oriented, and loving. Many Haitians love Jesus. It is physically beautiful (most of the time). It is very hard too see these things right now. Please continue to pray, and please continue to give to this country. Things will get better, and there will be a new “normal” in Haiti at some point. Let’s pray that it is sooner rather than later so that her people can live.