This week’s Grace Touch, the e-newsletter from the Women of Grace USA, tells the compelling story of Emmanuella Alexis, a Haitian student at Grace Theological Seminary. Sponsored by Women of Grace USA, she is working among the Haitian Grace Brethren churches in South Florida this summer, helping develop French and Creole programs for the women. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story.
Emmanuella Alexis was sitting in her classroom when the earthquake hit. She had just prayed, “Lord, no one loves me like you do. I want to serve you with my life. Show me your glory.” At that moment, the ground started shaking and she saw her fellow students scrambling to get out. She sat still, amazed at how God had chosen to answer her prayer.
Suddenly, she felt that a voice inside her was saying, “Emmanuella, get up.” She stood up, and as she started to move away from her chair, the wall collapsed onto it. She had narrowly escaped serious injury.
But that was not the end of it. The 7.0 earthquake that struck her home city of Port- au-Prince, Haiti, on January 12, 2010, left destruction and confusion. Not only did the School of Theology she was attending collapse, but the home where she lived with her mother was also destroyed. There was no place to go in the midst of the catastrophe that killed over 100,000 people.
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