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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

As of 1:00 p.m. Update on Haiti and co-workers

**** UPDATED ****
As of 1:00 EST

We are getting emails from some of our staff in Haiti. Mike, referred below works in my office here in Florida. He just left for Haiti on Monday. I spoke with him before he left:

Mike is ok. He is with the folks at Save the Children in Petionville. They are hunkering down and staying put, trying to help where they can. He is sleeping in the car as they don't think the building is safe. They are located near the Hotel Montana and say, by the looks of things, it's one of the hardest hit areas.

They have plenty of water but are running out of food. However, they said that they have contacts that know where they are and should be able to get food to them.

They're all safe.

Then someone who works with me has family over there and she sent out an email to all of us in-house:

Thank you for all your support. Praise the Lord, I just received an email from my mom with a brief update. Basically, God did a big miracle and he allowed that both my parents who were in Port-au-Prince left for Cayes yesterday before the earthquake happened and it occurred while they were on their way to Cayes (now, that’s a miracle, and not a coincidence that they happened to leave for Cayes yesterday of all times). Still no communication from my family who in Port-au-Prince who were still there and who witnessed my dad’s house collapsing, but we’re trusting in God and thanking Him for this miracle.

Below is my mom’s email to me in response to my countless attempts at contact through email and phone, I have inserted notes in parentheses to explain things that she wrote:

“Dear Jijine (her nickname for me)

I (my mom) am doing fine. Chavannes ( my dad) came back to Cayes with me yesterday afternoon. It's when we get to Cayes that we heard about the earthquake. Unfortunately I cannot hear from Mom and dad, Ruth, Paul or Gina (all family members in the area of the tragedy). Please call them on their international phone and let me know. I heard that universite lumiere collapse, I don't know at what time Ruth finishes working. It bothers me not to be able to hear from anyone. Denise and Renel (my aunt and uncle who were in my dad’s house in Port-au-Prince that collapsed) called Chavannes but they don't know about them. Chavannes with Digicel can receive calls but he cannot call but I myself with Voila cannot receive any call. I am praying.”

Love and prayers,

Yet another co-worker with good news:

Just heard from Claud in Guatemala --

Michelle, the kids and the family are fine. Not sure of the extent of damage as he spoke to Michelle's brother, not her directly. But they are all ok.

Thank you God!

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My company where I work, ministers to third world countries, Haiti being our main one.

Since the terrible earthquake of yesterday, here is an update on some of our people who are in Haiti. We have an office in Port au Prince and that was spared along with our staff members. Praise God!! The hotel which is very popular next to our office was crushed. Unbelievable. All of our staff members are accounted for thus far. Unfortunately, one of them has a wife and child in Port au Prince and has not heard from them.

A few of my co-workers here in the States, have family in Haiti and have not heard from them.

A lot of tears, prayers and confessing in the Spirit has been going on all this morning at work!

Our company is on high alert trying to get funds out to Haiti and special shipments. Very busy.

Will keep you posted with updates!

Keep Haiti in your prayers.


  1. I was floored when I heard there was an earthquake in the Caribbean! And a big one, at that. My prayers go out to all the people in Haiti...

  2. i have been through a couple of quakes,most were small ones.I was in one big one in Tiawain,there were some building that were deemed unsafe.especially one that looked like the leaning Tower of Pisa.

  3. I appreciate this update on your blog. I will be in prayer for Haiti.

  4. Joining with you in praying for your co workers and for Haiti.

  5. JBR, Such a devastating event for those who are already in need. We are praying for them. Thank you for the updates.
    You and your fellow workers are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. JBR, I have been watching CNN since yesterday following this horrible earthquake and all of it's implications......my heart if full of love and prayer for them.....no matter how much our hearts hurt we see all the time others who have it much worse than we do. These Haiti people are so poor and need everything......bad things do happen to good people, let us all pray and support these people as much as we can.......:-) Hugs

  7. Sweet, JBR~

    My heart goes out to all those affected by this tragedy. I join you in uplifting in prayer, all those in need.

    God's blessings~

  8. I will keep Haiti in my prayers. Thanks for the news. My heart goes out to all those affected.

  9. I'm right there with you praying for Haiti. I have 3 friends and a fourth lady that I don't know who is with them who are in POP, Haiti right now. We FINALLY got word from them about an hour ago saying they were okay and they were ministering to people across from the crumpled hospital. Please pray for them while they are there and I will pray for your co-workers, as well as all the people in Haiti. God is going to do many miracles through this horrific ordeal.

  10. Sweetie thanks for the update. Praying for the whole country. Thanks fo sharing the emails from you fellow workers.

  11. JBR:

    So glad for this update. I will be praying for all of those who still haven't heard, and for the many who are heartbroken today. One more reminder that we are a heart beat away from eternity.

    Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Love you,


  12. Thank you all for your prayers.

    A lot of 'action planning' meetings were going on with different departments today at work. Right now we cannot send any aid due to the ports being closed and the airport not fully operational.

    For the staff members that we have over in Haiti, I guess our next concern would be how to get them home safely and eventually. This is only the first full day after the disaster, and each day people will be come more desperate.

    Now is the time for deep prayer of protection from harm, as looting has already begun.

    At work, we will be assessing daily what can be done.

    Again, thank you for praying for Haiti!

  13. I am just so sad for Haiti. I have a lot of friends in Cayman and I'm sure they have family in Haiti. I am praying for them and all the families.
    Thank you for your updates.

  14. Thanks so much for sharing the updates. I feel so helpless and disconnected, but your emails helped much.

  15. Thanks for keeping us updated on what's happening. It provides some first hand information.


  16. Thanks for updating us JBR. Praying for all those in Haiti.

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  18. JBR,

    Thank you for some much wonderful news in spite of all the news we are seeing on TV here. It is nice to hear how God is still working even in the midst of this tragedy.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  19. Praying for your co-workers, and all in Haiti

  20. I am praying for all of these people and you and our co-workers in all of this. ((((HUGS))))