The heavy rains in Haiti have led to widespread flooding in Grande Saline. As you can see below, the road now looks more like the river. Pastor Berlando reports that many people have lost their homes and their possessions. Although the flood water has filled the church and is right up to the doors of the new classrooms, Pastor says that there are ten families who are now “living” in the classrooms because they have no where else to go. Flooding not only destroys homes and possessions, but brings increased risk for disease, so this is a very sad and difficult situation for the community.
We were very happy to receive the good news that our dear friend, Daniella (one of the school lunch cooks and a talented sewing student), gave birth to her first child, a beautiful baby girl, last Sunday. Daniella gave permission to share these beautiful pictures taken just before and after she had her baby.
Unfortunately, the home where Daniella, her husband, and their new baby daughter live is one of the many that have been flooded. Please keep Daniella’s family and all of the families in Grande Saline in your prayers and thoughts. We will post updates when we have more information.