Here’s the latest update from Chuck Davis, executive director of Caribbean Vision Ministries, a cooperating ministry in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.
Thank you for praying for the people of Haiti, the Bahamas, and the United States. Caribbean Vision Ministries is serving Haitian people in each of these countries. This letter is an update and clarification on the folks we are involved with at this time.
If you are watching the TV news you know that the South part of Haiti was hit very hard by hurricane Matthew and many people were killed. Caribbean Vision is not greatly involved in that part of Haiti but we do encourage you to support relief efforts to the Haitian people through reliable organizations that are serving the Haitian people.
We are heavily involved in the Northern part of Haiti and we are thankful that this area of Haiti was not heavily impacted by hurricane Matthew. As far as we know at this time all our ministries, staff, and people we serve are doing well with only the usual water run off from rain and no wind damage. We will update this report as more information becomes available.
As reported in yesterday’s newsletter our churches in the Las Cahobas area of Haiti suffered some major damage to the church buildings. This is a very poor mountainous area of Haiti but a major church planting area for us. Pastor Elysee Joseph the CVM Field Director for Haiti, has talked with Pastor Daniel Cardichon, the Lead Pastor for the churches in the Las Cahobas area, and has clarified the information we received on the damaged churches. The up to date information follows:
La Piste – this church suffered major roof damage and needs urgent repair. This is the key church in the Las Cahobas area for Pastoral training & church planting.
Grande Savane – this church was destroyed by heavy winds.
Cassaco – this church was under construction and lost a lot of the building materials.
Roche Pablic II– the roof panels were all blown away.
Guayai– the church has serious damage.
Beaudrin– has suffered major roof damage.
We have listed these churches by name so that you may pray for the people of these churches and their needs at this time. If these facilities are damaged you may be sure that many houses and other buildings suffered damage as well. We will report these things as we get information.
CVM is in the process of obtaining cost estimates on these church facilities so that we can find the best way of helping each of these churches. We will be needing funds to assist them in their building needs and possibly for their church family personal needs as well. We will keep you informed.
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