Dear friends of Haiti,
There are so many things I respect about the people of Martel. Perseverance is at the top of the list. One of the buildings at St. Luke's Episcopal School was damaged in the January 27th earthquake, so they have divided the space in the other building so that classes can continue. They also split the school day so that some of the classes are held in the morning, and then other classes are held in the afternoon.
I am also amazed at God's providence, who brings to us the people and resources we need when we need it. Our engineer Makenson gave us an estimate of USD $6,109.00 to repair the classroom building. A week later a check arrived from one of our partner parishes for $6,000.00. The repairs are nearly complete, and the children should be back in the classroom building in the next week or so.
Father Phanord asks for your prayers. Life continues to be difficult. Gas is now $11.00 a gallon, kidnapping is a daily threat. Food is more expensive. Please pray for Haiti, for Martel and for Father Phanord. His faith and perseverance inspire me every day.