Earthquake Update, Day 3

Message from Jim Shaw to our Haiti Supporters:

We are grieved to tell you that the Saturday August 14th earthquake in Haiti killed 20 children and adults during a baptism at the Les Anglais Catholic church when the steeple fell down on them. The town of Les Anglais is in mourning.  

Les Anglais Catholic church after its steeple collapsed and killed 20 people
Etienne Francois carrying an injured man

None of the buildings at the Baptist church and school fell or were seriously damaged. Some developed cracks but are still functional.  

Reciprocal Ministries International had no serious damage to any of their buildings in Les Cayes although many homes in the area around their headquarters were destroyed. They are working on a plan for assistance. More news to come later.

Etienne Francois is driving about the country helping people who are injured get to hospitals. He needs medical supplies, tarps, tents, food, water. There is a hurricane coming and the roads will be impossible.  People are fleeing toward the cities where they find hospitals full and no help available. If you want to help please click the Donate button to the right, or go to How to Help.

Please be in prayer for our friends in RMI, Passion for Haiti, and the people of Les Anglais.

Warm Regards,
Jim Shaw