We thank God for strength and vision in the midst of this chaotic situation . After assesment of the amplitude it is confusing all the way . The foreign nations ( Usa,Canada, France ect.. ) heavily involved in the relief efforts suggest that there are more needs than resources . With the spirit of the kingdom in mind we see the kingdom first . After all what is matter is the kingdom of Christ .
We want to thank our fellow Christians and sisters congregations for their prayers and love in action .
Helping is not easy as over 1.5 millions staved people are in the streets . The church at Delmas without a building benefits from its long term involvement in the community , that’s why we can without fear and difficulty gather the neediest church members and non members for assistance.
I - Right Now, Church of Christ organized 2 camps of refuge . one at the catholic sister of Immaculée across our building at Delmas and one at Croix des Mission close to the church there . We assist over 300 christians and non christian with , hot meals a day , medicines and first aids. This is our first approach designed for homeless Christians .
II - Church of Christ helped evacuate those who decide to return to their villages.
III - We helped several hundred with water, food . We need resources to provide dry food for 2000 Christians in PAP and their relatives. It is sad to approach starved Christians.
IV - We are searching right now under debris, and heavy construction blocs church official documents , and school files .
What we Hatian people in times like these.
When sister Eva decided to house church of Christ in her catholic compound I ask her since we are Church of Christ wish the right motive exclusive faith and doctrine , what will the catholic authorities think ? ( by the way archbishop of P-A-P died in the crash, almost all the catholic church buildings in P-A-P, collapsed ). “Sister Eva gave me an interesting response” “this is no times for divisions and church polemic”.
As sister Eva said this is no time for division, no time for politic, tactic or people trying to push down some body , to subdue someone or to squeeze . This is time for real cooperation, partnership, time for FLEXIBILITY.
With love, Jean T. Elmera