Written by: Troy Livesay, Heartline Ministries Director
I can’t thank you enough for your outpouring of prayer, love, and concern over the last several days. Hurricane Irma passed Haiti on Thursday, and I am relieved to report that the storm tracked further north than had been originally forecast. As a result, Haiti was spared from major damage.
In Port au Prince, where Heartline is located, the rain and gusty winds from Irma were similar to what we see during seasonal thunderstorms. There are reports that some areas in northeast Haiti experienced localized flooding due to heavy rains and swollen rivers, resulting in the loss of crops and pasture land.
Haiti did not suffer the devastating impact that was originally feared. We are thanking God for this miracle.
Our partners and friends at Mission Aviation Fellowship conducted an assessment flight yesterday along the northern coast of Haiti, and reported that flood waters were quickly receding, roads were open for traffic, and homes had their roofs intact.
Please continue to join us in prayer for our Caribbean neighbors who have suffered catastrophic damage, and for those currently in the path of the storm in Florida. Heartline founders John and Beth McHoul are in St. Petersburg, Florida preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma. Please hold the McHouls and their family in your thoughts and prayers.
It is a tremendous blessing to have you as a part of the Heartline family. We are deeply grateful for your love for us and those we serve in Haiti.
(Image: Caracol, Haiti. Image courtesy of Mission Aviation Fellowship)