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October 11th 2016 MAYDAY from the Bride of Christ in Haiti Here are the latest news from Haiti:    As   we   have   already   reported   on   October   9th,   the   400 believers   from   the   Trou   Bois   Assembly   have   all   lost   their homes.    Therefore,    these    77    affected    families    have absolutely   nothing   left,   and   the   one   hundred   or   so believers   living   on   the   island   of   Cayamite    have   also   lost their   homes.   We   know   that   there   are   about   20   other   Message   Churches   in   the   Jérémie    area,   and   since   we know   that   that   city   has   been   90%   destroyed,   we   can   fairly   conclude   that   those   sister   churches   have   been greatly damaged also.  Their most urgent need is unquestionably food and water.    Brother   Paul   Lamothe   has   sent   me   two   emails   to   relay   a   few   more   details   and   to   express   the   urgent needs. I am passing them on to you, so that you may grasp the magnitude and the urgency of their needs: Yesterday,   we   started   receiving      donations   for   our   needy   Haitian   brethren,   and   today,   we   are   going   to withdraw   whatever   funds   we   still   have   left   in   our   Haitian   bank   account   in   order   to   help   supply   them   with the   bare   essentials.   Even   though   we   only   have   rough   estimates   of   the   situation   in   the   devastated   areas (clic   for   map) ,   we   can   fairly   estimate   that   1   490   souls,   within   the   18   Message   Churches   in   the   Southern part,   are   left   desolate.   That   another   130   in   the   2   Message   Churches   in   the   Nippes   area,   are   in   the   same predicament,   and   that   some   895   believers   who   attend   the   16   Churches   in   the   Grande-Anse   area   are similarly affected. All in all, some 2 515 believers are affected and 500 homes destroyed.  We will do our best to keep you informed about our precious Haitian brothers’ and sisters’ needs.  God bless you,  Brother André Petit
Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? James 2, 16
Hurricane Matthew
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October 9th 2016 - A Trail Of Destruction Hurricane   Matthew    has   left   a   trail    of   destruction   in   the Southeast part of Haiti. News   is   hard   to   come   by,   since   telephone   antennas   and road    systems    have    been    greatly    damaged.    Indeed,    the greater   disaster   areas   have   been   completely   cut   off   from Port-au-Prince,   after   the   only   bridge   connecting   them   to   the capital   was   destroyed   during   the   storm,   making   it   very   hard to access any humanitarian emergency relief. It   is   said   that   500,000   homes   have   been   greatly   damaged or   destroyed.   And   the   town   of   Jérémie,   with   its   34,000   inhabitants,   is   90%   destroyed.   The   surrounding area, with its 122,000 inhabitants, was also severely affected. According   to   our   information,   there   are   some   twenty   message   churches   just   in   that   area.   Furthermore,   in the   town   of   Les   Cayes    where   there   are   more   message   churches,   25   believers’   homes   have   been   utterly destroyed.   Also,   all   the   believers   living   on   Île   de   Cayemite ,   a   small   island   close   to   the   town   of   Jérémie , have   lost   their   homes.   Brother   Fritsen   Jeudy   of   the   Trou   Bois   Assembly   (in   the   Gospel   Valley)   told   us   that between    400    and    500    believers    are    left    homeless,    casualties    are countless,   two   have   lost   their   lives,   and   77   families   are   affected.   They are in dire need of everything. Though   many   other   areas   are   devastated,   this   is   all   the   information we have for the time being. We will post updates   as   soon   as   we   get   more   details. ''He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth to the Lord: and that which he hath given will he pay him again''. Proverbs 19 :17
HURRICANE MATTHEW UPDATE
October 6, 2016 - Hurricane Matthew - Jeremie and surrounding areas
Paul Lamothe --- First email --- A rapid financial intervention would allow the brethren here to buy food, water… “Precious brother,    I   have   just   sent   you   an   email   concerning   the   urgent   global   needs   of the   Haitian   Message   believers   in   the   South   and   the   Grande-Anse sectors.   Brother   Boulin,   from   the   Cayemite   island,   has   told   me   that   of the   52   houses   of   his   Assembly,   49   had   been   totally   destroyed   and   3 heavily   damaged.   There   is   no   drinking   water   to   be   found.   During   the storm,   the   people   could   drink   the   water   from   the   torrential   rains,   but now   all   the   water   is   corrupted,   and   there   is   no   food   available.   The islanders   are   in   extremely   urgent   need   of   water   and   food   at   this time.   All   the   Message   families   are   affected   and   homeless.   A   few   have found   shelter   in   a   Baptist   church,   others   in   a   Catholic   church,   and   so on;    they    are    in    temporary    shelters.    A    rapid    financial    intervention would   allow   the   brethren   here,   in   Léogane,   to   buy   food,   water,   and other   essentials   and   carry   them   over   to   the   island.   This   would   be   the priority of priorities.  Brother Paul LAMOTHE.”
Paul Lamothe --- Second email --- All the brethren of all the Message congregations are starving to death. “Dear brother André Petit,      Hurricane     Mathew     has     brought     on     very     serious     adverse repercussions     on     Message     families     in     the     various     Assemblies throughout   the   Southern   departments   and   in   the   Grande-Anse   area. If something is not done quickly, these families will starve to death. Therefore,   my   advice   would   be   to   see   if   we   could   forward   some   kind of   initial   financial   aid   to   the   needy   saints,   until   we   can   gather   more specific   details   regarding   the   extent   of   the   material   damages.   They are   presently   in   dire   need   of   food   and   water.   There   is   no   need   to   wait any   longer.   All   the   brethren   of   all   the   Message   congregations   are starving   to   death.   And   with   all   the   uproar   going   on   and   them   having to   fight   off   the   bandits,   they   can   hardly   get   any   humanitarian   aid from outside sources.   MAY GOD BLESS YOU!  Brother Paul LAMOTHE” 
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October 20th 2016 - UPDATES Updates   are   very   limited   at   the   moment,   since   telecommunications are    still    very    difficult    to    establish    after    the    extreme    high    winds blowing   at   145   miles   [230   km]   damaged   phone   lines   and   base stations. These   destructive   winds   and   the   associated   heavy   rains   have   also destroyed   all   their   crops.   Unfortunately,   it   is   the   Southeastern   region which    is    known    as    the    Port-au-Prince    granary.    It    is    easy    to understand that the whole country is terribly affected. Brother    Philbert    Charles,    from    Cavaillon ,    managed    to    reach    me yesterday:   167   families   are   either   totally   homeless   or   left   with   heavily   damaged   homes;   they   have   lost some of their animals and their crops are ruined. Up   to   now,   they   have   had   no   relief   whatsoever,   except   a   bit   of   help   in   des   Cayes.   And   even   if   they   had   any money,   there   is   nothing   to   buy.   Food   has   become   so   scarce   that   people   have   been   eating   some   of   the under ripe fruit that have fallen during the storm. Setting up a food bank for the Southern region is an extremely urgent matter. Due   to   the   lack   of   communication,   it   would   take   weeks   to   establish   the   extent   of   our   disaster-stricken brethren’s   needs.   I   plan   to   go   there   myself   shortly   in   order   to   better   analyse   their   immediate   needs,   and   to provide them with whatever we will have available at that time. There is a great need for your prayers in favour of the saints over there. God bless you, Bro. André Petit
October 07, 2016 - Hurricane Matthew Coastline
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Hurricane   Matthew   has   left   a   trail   of   destruction   in the Southeast part of Haiti. News   is   hard   to   come   by,   since   telephone   antennas and    road    systems    have    been    greatly    damaged. Indeed,   the   greater   disaster areas   have   been   completely cut   off   from   Port-au-Prince, after       the       only       bridge connecting     them     to     the capital   was   destroyed   during the    storm,    making    it    very hard       to       access       any humanitarian emergency relief. It   is   said   that   500,000   homes   have   been   greatly damaged   or   destroyed.   And   the   town   of   Jérémie,   with its     34,000     inhabitants,     is     90%     destroyed.     The surrounding   area,   with   its   122,000   inhabitants,   was also severely affected. According   to   our   information,   there   are   some   twenty message    churches    just    in that    area.    Furthermore,    in the   town   of   Les   Cayes   where there     are     more     message churches,       25       believers’ homes     have     been     utterly destroyed.    Also,    all    the    believers    living    on    Île    de Cayemite,   a   small   island   close   to   the   town   of   Jérémie, have   lost   their   homes.   Brother   Fritsen   Jeudy   of   the Trou   Bois   Assembly   (in   the   Gospel   Valley)   told   us   that between   400   and   500   believers   are   left   homeless, casualties   are   countless,   two   have   lost   their   lives,   and 77   families   are   affected.   They   are   in   dire   need   of everything. Though   many   other   areas   are   devastated,   this   is   all the information we have for the time being. We will post updates   as   soon   as   we   get   more   details.
October 6, 2016 - Hurricane Matthew - Jeremie and surrounding areas
October 6, 2016 - Hurricane Matthew - Jeremie and surrounding areas
October 11th 2016 MAYDAY from the Bride of Christ in Haiti Here are the latest news from Haiti:    As   we   have   already   reported   on   October   9th,   the   400 believers   from   the   Trou   Bois   Assembly   have   all   lost   their homes.    Therefore,    these    77    affected    families    have absolutely    nothing    left,    and    the    one    hundred    or    so believers   living   on   the   island   of   Cayamite   have   also   lost their   homes.   We   know   that   there   are   about   20   other Message   Churches   in   the   Jérémie   area,   and   since   we know   that   that   city   has   been   90%   destroyed,   we   can fairly   conclude   that   those   sister   churches   have   been greatly damaged also. Their most urgent need is unquestionably food and water.    Brother   Paul   Lamothe   has   sent   me   two   emails   to   relay a   few   more   details   and   to   express   the   urgent   needs.   I am   passing   them   on   to   you,   so   that   you   may   grasp   the magnitude and the urgency of their needs: Yesterday,    we    started    receiving        donations    for    our needy   Haitian   brethren,   and   today,   we   are   going   to withdraw   whatever   funds   we   still   have   left   in   our   Haitian bank   account   in   order   to   help   supply   them   with   the   bare essentials.   Even   though   we   only   have   rough   estimates of   the   situation   in   the   devastated   areas   (see   map),   we can    fairly    estimate    that    1    490    souls,    within    the    18 Message    Churches    in    the    Southern    part,    are    left desolate.   That   another   130   in   the   2   Message   Churches in   the   Nippes   area,   are   in   the   same   predicament,   and that   some   895   believers   who   attend   the   16   Churches   in the   Grande-Anse   area   are   similarly   affected.   All   in   all, some    2    515    believers    are    affected    and    500    homes destroyed.    We   will   do   our   best   to   keep   you   informed   about   our precious               Haitian brothers’     and sisters’ needs.  God bless you,  Brother André Petit
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Paul Lamothe --- First email --- A rapid financial intervention would allow the brethren here to buy food, water… “Precious brother,    I   have   just   sent   you   an   email   concerning   the   urgent   global   needs   of the    Haitian    Message    believers    in    the    South    and    the    Grande-Anse sectors.   Brother   Boulin,   from   the   Cayemite   island,   has   told   me   that   of the   52   houses   of   his   Assembly,   49   had   been   totally   destroyed   and   3 heavily   damaged.   There   is   no   drinking   water   to   be   found.   During   the storm,   the   people   could   drink   the   water   from   the   torrential   rains,   but now   all   the   water   is   corrupted,   and   there   is   no   food   available.   The islanders   are   in   extremely   urgent   need   of   water   and   food   at   this   time. All    the    Message    families    are    affected    and    homeless.    A    few    have found   shelter   in   a   Baptist   church,   others   in   a   Catholic   church,   and   so on;    they    are    in    temporary    shelters.    A    rapid    financial    intervention would   allow   the   brethren   here,   in   Léogane,   to   buy   food,   water,   and other   essentials   and   carry   them   over   to   the   island.   This   would   be   the priority of priorities.  Brother Paul LAMOTHE.”
Paul Lamothe --- Second email --- All the brethren of all the Message congregations are starving to death. “Dear brother André Petit,      Hurricane     Mathew     has     brought     on     very     serious     adverse repercussions     on     Message     families     in     the     various     Assemblies throughout   the   Southern   departments   and   in   the   Grande-Anse   area. If something is not done quickly, these families will starve to death. Therefore,   my   advice   would   be   to   see   if   we   could   forward   some   kind of   initial   financial   aid   to   the   needy   saints,   until   we   can   gather   more specific   details   regarding   the   extent   of   the   material   damages.   They are   presently   in   dire   need   of   food   and   water.   There   is   no   need   to   wait any   longer.   All   the   brethren   of   all   the   Message   congregations   are starving   to   death.   And   with   all   the   uproar   going   on   and   them   having to   fight   off   the   bandits,   they   can   hardly   get   any   humanitarian   aid from outside sources.   MAY GOD BLESS YOU!  Brother Paul LAMOTHE” 
October 9th 2016 - A Trail Of Destruction
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October 20th 2016 - UPDATE Updates     are     very     limited     at     the     moment,     since telecommunications   are   still   very   difficult   to   establish   after the   extreme   high   winds   blowing   at   145   miles   [230   km] damaged phone lines and base stations. These   destructive   winds   and   the   associated   heavy   rains have   also   destroyed   all   their   crops.   Unfortunately,   it   is   the Southeastern   region   which   is   known   as   the   Port-au-Prince granary.   It   is   easy   to   understand   that   the   whole   country   is terribly affected. Brother   Philbert   Charles,   from   Cavaillon,   managed   to   reach me   yesterday:   167   families   are   either   totally   homeless   or   left with   heavily   damaged   homes;   they   have   lost   some   of   their animals and their crops are ruined. Up   to   now,   they   have   had   no   relief   whatsoever,   except   a   bit of   help   in   des   Cayes.   And   even   if   they   had   any   money,   there is   nothing   to   buy.   Food   has   become   so   scarce   that   people have   been   eating   some   of   the   under   ripe   fruit   that   have fallen during the storm. Setting    up    a    food    bank    for    the    Southern    region    is    an extremely urgent matter. Due   to   the   lack   of   communication,   it   would   take   weeks   to establish    the    extent    of    our    disaster-stricken    brethren’s needs.   I   plan   to   go   there   myself   shortly   in   order   to   better analyse   their   immediate   needs,   and   to   provide   them   with whatever we will have available at that time. There   is   a   great   need   for   your   prayers   in   favour   of   the saints over there. God bless you, Bro. André Petit
October 07, 2016 - Hurricane Matthew Coastline
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