Published Sun, May 15, 22.
Written by Rebecca Honorat.
It is with heavy hearts that we write this email.
Friday afternoon a group from our home church in Haiti (Pastor Luc's congregation in Grand Goave) was driving home from a service at an affiliated church. Some of the group were in private vehicles and some were in a tap-tap (public transportation).
The tap-tap was rear ended by a large truck (orange truck below) resulting in a horrific accident.
Our good friend, Dieuvel’homme Faustin, was killed in the accident. Some of you know Dieuvel'homme as Kakina & Emanio's father, and many of you will remember him because we rebuilt his home last year.
This is a devastating loss for the Faustin family and our hearts break alongside theirs.
Unfortunately there is more.
Four of our church members were taken to a hospital in Port-au-Prince in critical condition. Two of them have head injuries and two of them have spinal injuries. The extent of their injuries is still unclear.
Six more church members are at the Grande Goave hospital with lesser injuries. One of our students, Nono Jean Louis, is included in this group.
Both of our Program Administrators, Luckner & Garry, are active in the church and are doing what they can to help.
Luckner has already made four trips to Port-au-Prince to take the injured people to the hospital and take supplies to them. The trip to the city is a dangerous one and we are covering Luckner in prayer every step of the way.
Garry has been visiting the group at the Grande Goave hospital and spent some time with Nono and his family yesterday. Nono is in good spirits but doesn't remember the accident. He just remembers being woken up on the side of the road. He has a laceration on the back of his head, bruising on his face and likely a broken leg.
Please join us in praying for the church family and for those depending on a barely existing medical system.
In addition to continuing to lift them up in prayer, we will be walking alongside these families in practical ways as they deal with the aftermath of the accident. We will be helping with medical bills and other expenses related to the accident. We will make plans with Dieuvel’homme's widow to invite her younger children into our sponsorship program, and if she is interested we will help her start a small business to support herself.
If you would like to join us financially, we invite you to donate to the Relief Fund using the link below. Thank you in advance for choosing to be a light to our friends in such a dark time.