The branch office in the Dominican Republic . We left here for Haiti on Friday, February 19, at 5:30 in the morning
We stopped at the missionary house in Azua for breakfast and to take two missionaries with us
With the two missionary couples (the brother who is standing and his wife on the left, and the couple sitting at the center back ). These missionaries have done, and are still doing, a lot to help Haitian brothers who came here for health care. Lots of heart-rending and heart-warming accounts . . .
From left : an interested person who was transported to the DR for an operation on his left leg and were we now bringing back to Haiti, his fleshly brother, and two MTS graduates from Guadeloupe helping out here in Azua in the Haitian field
Preparing from departure. With us was a nurse from the US volunteered his services for two weeks and came with us to Haiti; here in his uniform
The interested person travels . . . business class. He can’t bend his operated leg; his thigh bone was crushed and now totally replaced by a metal bar. He may never be able to use his leg; still he told us smiling how happy he is to be alive . . .
Many are still afraid to sleep in their homes opting for the safety of a tent. Criminals find a lot of opportunity to loot or rob. During the first night, with many people sleeping out in the street amidst their rescued possessions, criminals shouted “tsunami coming!” and stole hastily abandoned food and valuables
Almost all houses located on the slope seen at the back collapsed
Everywhere people are seen gathering cement blocks, bricks, or anything they can use from the debris to rebuild their houses
Over the weekend the brothers had their circuit assembly. After the end of the regular program, Bro. Splane gave a very encouraging talk. In addition to this circuit, all brothers who had lost loved ones in the earthquake were invited to attend the talk