Houses burned. Stores and market stalls—the fruit of years of labor—were abandoned. Life savings and passports and family photographs were lost as an entire community fled into the mountains. With no phones and no way to coordinate, the displaced scattered from Cabaret, heading wherever instinct guided them or wherever they thought they might know someone.…

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With six-year-old Sarah and nine-month old Little Joel, we returned to Haiti. Jeff promised to give back the Fontamara home, as soon as he found one in Petionville. While Jeff searched for a house, we stayed at Andy’s, his parents were out of the country.  There we met Open Bible Standard, Mission Director, Paul Canfield.…

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Yvonne purchasing from a Marchand

Port au Prince’s main street, Gran Rue, though marked Boulevard JJ Dessalines, for Haiti’s first governor general, leads to the Iron Market. Fabricated in Paris for an Egyptian train station, the flat packed structure ended up in Port au Prince in 1891, no one knows why. Two massive ironwork buildings with cavernous thirty-foot doomed ceilings…

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UN Relief Web report and map on Haitians forced by gang terrorism to flee their homes. Most leave all belongings behind as gangs take over sections of Port au Prince. https://reliefweb.int/report/haiti/haiti-testimonies-internally-displaced-persons-idps-july-2023

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Abandoned at birth, Joel was adopted and grew up fishing, hunting, and enjoying beautiful Canandaigua Lake. At age thirteen, his parents accepted a job managing a hotel away from the Lake, Joel loved. They left the boy in an empty house, next door to his grandmother to finish eighth grade.  By the time he was…

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Our wedding was in a small Fort Lauderdale clapboard church. We spent all the money we had $150.00; this included my ring from Service Merchandise, the white bridal satin for my homemade dress, a cake, flowers and candles from Publix’s. The little church did not have a foyer, so I sat in the church van…

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An excerpt from an unpublished memoir about our first ten years in Haiti Walking with the God of Miracles. A true miracle that included lots of laughter! I panicked. “My God, what are we going to do? We do not have enough money for gasoline to get to Richmond!” Suddenly a credit card seemed smart…

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STARVATION LOOMS TEMPLATE TO EMAIL YOUR US SENATORS & CONGRESS Please copy and paste this template into the contact form on your two US Senators and one Congressional representatives web page. Fill in your name and the representatives name. Senator/The Honorable [Full name] United States Senate/U.S. House of Representatives (Look up on-line or call your…

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For days, Port au Prince security alerts warn of militia gunfire in Port au Prince as residents run for their lives. Gang battles drive missionaries and citizens living in PAP enclaves Santos, Clercine, Bon Repos and Shada shelter in their homes and then flee on foot. Displaced persons from these areas are estimated in the…

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