Jesús Muñoz, director of ethnic ministries at Encompass World Partners, has reported that a group of Haitian Grace Brethren have died in a tragic accident at sea. Some of the group were relatives of members of Mispa Missionary Community Church, a Grace Brethren congregation in Miami (Desir Nohomme and Luc Nonorme, pastors.) Below is his email:
A group of Haitian from one of our churches in Haiti was in their way to a funeral from the Island of Gonaives to Bombardopolis in Haiti and their boat sank. Ten of our bothers and sisters died in that tragedy. Those who died were relatives of members from the Mispa Haitian church in Miami. The Mispa church also lost three of their members suddenly last week. Please pray for the families who lost love ones.
Pray for evangelistic meetings that will be held in Haiti later this month. About 50 pastors and leaders from our churches in Florida and Bahamas as well as two missionaries from Encompass World Partners will spend a week in different areas of the island preaching the Gospel and training leaders to make disciples that make disciples.
Below is a portion of a report from CBS News. Click here to read the complete article.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — At least nine Haitians have died after a small boat they were traveling in capsized in rough seas off the northern coast.
Interior Ministry spokesman Albert Guillaum-Meleon says the bodies of four men, four women and a child have been recovered.
He said Monday that it was not known exactly how many people were on the rickety boat and the death toll could be higher.
The vessel was carrying passengers and food items from the northwestern Haitian town of Bombardopolis to the coastal city of Gonaives when squall-like conditions hit.
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