Sunday, January 24, 2010
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Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
11188 Giddings Place
Noblesville, IN 46060
Minister of Foreign Affairs (2-8wks) DONE
Preparation of file for IBESR (2-8wks) DONE
IBESR (3-12MO) ENTERED JUNE 2009 (wile I was in Haiti!) EXITED 9/29/09
Civil Court (4-8wks) -- OCT. '09 -
Legalization (4-12wks) -- DEC. 09
Minister of Interior (3-6MO) ENTERED DEC 21, '09
JAN. 12, 2009: EARTHQUAKE
Visa Process (1-2wks)
= 10.5mo – 29mo TOTAL
This is where Charlene lives
This is Charlene's kitchen
One of the bedrooms--minus the wall
The new playground that a mission group put together--minus the protective wall
More playground equipment. Taylor played on these. Notice the protective wall COMPLETELY gone
This WAS a building, I'm assuming the food depot.
During this terrible tragedy, what can I be thankful for?
1. God is in control--even when I don't like it or understand it-AT ALL
2. The many, many, many prayers/support from family and friends and people I don't even know.
3. Charlene is alive!!!
4. All babies/nannies are alive
5. There are 2 nurses visiting the Village during all of this
6. The Village was damaged, but not demolished.
7. If anyone is going to get anything accomplished, it's BARBARA!
8. I've had contact through Facebook to keep fairly up-to-date on information
Please continue to pray...this is just beginning. The orphanage will run out of food very soon, they need that wall rebuilt for protection, they need diesel for their generator and our babies need to COME HOME. Please pray for safety, peace and wisdom for all involved.
From Lori: just heard the needs for barbara are: food depot collapsed in the night, so they've no food, no diesel fuel, their surrounding wall [for protection] has completely collapsed, masonry work's needed, etc. - please read comments [below] for how we can all help..
Lori Goen-Shepler mailing $ to me so i can deposit it into barbara's bank account, so she can draw from it in haiti - mail to:
11188 giddings place
noblesville, IN 46060...
Thank you in advance for any help you can give!
Please continue to pray.
Please continue to pray.....
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
1/13: Today, we've learned that all kids still seem to be okay, HOWEVER, the food depot (the building that stored all food) collapsed during the night. Also, the wall that protects the village has also collapsed. They have no food, and no diesel (for the generator). Without diesel, they may not be able to run the water filtration system. Without the wall, the women and children there are extremely vulerable.
The news reporterss say over 30 "aftershocks" have happened since the 7.0. I have a FB friend in Haiti now visiting her son and she said they had aftershocks all night with 2 'big ones' at midnight and 3am.
We are thankful that, as far as we know, Charlene and all kids/nannies are okay. We are concerened about their safety, about the food shortage and clean water. Another concern is that everyone remains healthy though this, as all hospitals have either collapsed or have significan damage.
Another concern is our paperwork. We were in the last stage before our paperwork was to be looked over by the U.S. gov't for Charlene's visa and passport. I don't know what will happen now, but will update if I know anything.
I am asking for prayers for safety for Charlene and all babies/nannies at the village. That they have enough food and clean water and that they all remain healthy. Also, for our paperwork to somehow continue on in this process. I also ask for prayers for Charlene's Mom. We knew her whereabouts before this, but I don't know now. I pray that she is okay.
I'll post updates as I know of them.