This from ESMI/Sharon St. Germain... Jan 13, 2010 a.m.
Dear Friends, Your heart is breaking like ours as we listen to the news. This is just a very brief update of what we know: Louis made contact with us yesterday evening via internet phone. He and his family are shaken but fine. Thank the Lord. He emailed later to let us know that:
1. Maniche, a small town from Cambry had lots of damage
2. Chantal, Pastor Chery called to say he was fine but one of the walls in his home fell
3. Jeremie, the construction workers there felt the shock
4. Cassa Major, Pastor Clotaire called: he may have some damage but don't know the extent
So far, the orphans in the south seem to be fine. But we are still waiting to confirm this. We are also waiting to hear from all the other pastors in Gonaives and around Les Cayes as to their communities.
Dony left this morning. He'll fly to Santiago, DR, and drive into Haiti from Cap-Haitian and down into Port-au-Prince. God's willing he should be there tonight or early morning. His concern at this time are for the pastor, workers and the 106 orphans in Carrefour. The news is reporting this as the epicenter of the quake. Please pray that they are miraculously well. He'll try and keep us posted as much as possible.