Dear family and friends; We trust that you are doing well. We are doing well, and we thank you for your prayers and for checking on us while Haiti works through this difficult time. We haven’t been able to buy fuel for more than 2 months, there has been no utility electricity given for over 3 months and school has not started yet in Haiti due to demonstrations.
The Haitian people are finding it more and more difficult to find and buy food, as prices continue to increase dramatically. We are thankful that we currently have a good supply of Manna packs, so we have been giving out extra at Sunday school and at the camp to help as many people as we can. This morning at Renault Sunday school we distributed approximately 3000 Manna Packs and the children were very appreciative of the extra food.
We are so thankful that Steve and his team of six men from Michigan were able to come and spend a week with us. They did a great job installing a security system, building and installing a new front gate, doing service and repairs on all the vehicles / equipment, and installing solar panels and a solar pump in the well that provides water for the camp. We are so happy to now be able to share our good water with the people of the community again.
It is at this time that we are especially thankful for the solar power system that the Lord provided for us at Camp Mahanaim. We usually only run our generators when we have volleyball at the gym. For some of the local young people, volleyball and other activities at Camp Mahanaim have become more regular than school. Katie made a video which includes testimonials from some of the Haitian young people who are very involved at Camp Mahanaim. You can watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZcjlclAIL4
Thanks so much for your support and prayers,
bye for now,
Love Rod, Deb and Katie