Just heard from Erin. They arrived into Port au Prince, Haiti. Her and the rest of the Disaster Response team are doing well. They set up camp at an old school. They will be sleeping in sleeping bags and tents. They met up with another medical team that is leaving Saturday. The departing medical team painted a bleak picture and said they were exhausted from working too many hours. Erin and a few others went walking around to tour the devastation and meet the people. She reports that there are still bodies in the streets and that sanitation is very poor.
Also, take a look at this four-minute video. The video provides a wonderful glimpse into the hearts and souls of Haitian survivors. It is a conversation with a Haitian national named Esaie Etienne. Esaie’s home was destroyed in the earthquake and he has been sleeping in the bed of his truck. He was born and raised in Haiti and is working as an MTW missionary there. Esaie and his family experienced the 7.0 earthquake firsthand and he has since been active in the relief effort. Mike had the pleasure of meeting Esaie just a few months ago at a missions leadership conference in Colombia.
Please pray for Erin who is exhausted. Also, pray for Esaie who is leading two church services each day for the survivors and relief workers.