Thank you for your continued prayers and support of our brothers and sisters in Haiti. We’re so grateful for friends like you who are holding the children close in prayer during this time of hardship. The outpouring of concern during this crisis is truly humbling. We’re receiving messages of encouragement from across the country. More than $8,000 has been donated for food needs in Haiti so far.
Last week, we immediately sent money through secure means to the Branch Schools directors and we confirmed with them that the money was received and used to purchase food and cooking supplies. We are thankful for safe and modern means of transferring money across the world. We will continue to send your generous contributions to Haiti throughout the coming weeks and months as we do not foresee a decrease in food prices in the near term. Many news outlets are reporting Haiti is close to a humanitarian crisis.
Two of the schools opened today after being closed for over a week. One of the school directors reported : "Two of our schools operate timidly. The school of Carrefour does not work the tensions are high in its localities. Hello and good day."
However, the situation remains perilous. The government opposition has established a 72-hour deadline for the government to resign or riots, unrest, and violence will resume.
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Psalm 9:9
We thank God for all of you. Keep the people of Haiti in your prayers and we will continue to provide updates in the coming weeks.
Lee Petersen, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Branch Lutheran Schools of Haiti, Inc.