Sunday, April 13, 2008

Today's Update from Haiti

We got this update today from a lady in Haiti. Please pray that this is true and that things will be better there. Pray for relief for the people of Haiti. We take so much for granted. Most of us can walk into our kitchens at any time and have more food available than we could eat in a week. I can't imagine what it is like to not have enough money to buy food and not have enough food to feed my family.
On the adoption front: please pray that the offices will reopen and that we will hear soon that Michael's passport is ready to be picked up. Pray that once we have the passport that the US will issue his visa quickly.
Also please pray for a friend of mine that is adopting a little girl from Romania. She has been in the process for 7 years and had to move to Romania to complete the process. Lord willing, she will be bringing her daughter home in the next couple of weeks. Please pray that things will happen quickly for Sara.
Here is the Haiti update:
Sorry you didn't hear from me. The reason was that I was not been able to connect to my server for the past several days. Just wanted you to know, that the country is pretty much back to normal. There are no blocked streets and the people are resuming their normal daily activities.
The Prime Minister Jacquet Alexis is no longer the Prime Minister and now the President will select another person to fill the position. The people are satisfied with this action and are no longer demonstrating; HOWEVER, they are waiting to see if things will be better. The president has asked the reduction of certain foods (spaghetti, ketchup, meat, etc); however, the people would like to see the price of primary foods like rice, oil, beans reduced. There is talk (haven't verified) that Brazil has given Haitian ??? tons of food and that they are talking about having canteens.
About travel to Haiti: I see no reason to cancel any trips that any of you may have already arranged.
While there was lots of stores with windows broken and there was lots of looting, especially on the Delmas streets, it is fair to say, on behalf of the demonstrators, that this was not done by them but was an offshoot of those that always profit the occasion to steal and loot. It is something that happens throughout the world when there is chaos..... Always those that will capitalize on the movements of others who want to have peaceful problems solved.

1 comment:

Ortho said...

I pray peace arrives.