News & Updates from Have Faith Haiti
November 12 – 13, 2016
Helping our family in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew
Hurricane Matthew ravaged eastern Haiti October 3- 5, 2016. Death toll estimates range from 546 to 1600 people.
Our 39 young ones are safe and unhurt; but our extended family – the parents, siblings and relatives of our kids and staff – are in dire need.
Are you following Have Faith Haiti on Facebook? You should. We’re posting fun updates right from the mission. On Wednesday, November 2, the kids enjoyed a new cooking lesson to make guacamole and salsa for a Haitian-style fiesta.
We also want to wish J.U. a very happy birthday. He celebrated his 12th on November 6th, and according to one of his teachers, was the happiest anyone has ever seen him. We think it shows!
Tonight’s cooking class was homemade pesto spaghetti from the basil in our new garden. Pumpkins, carrots, and peppers are on the way. Tomatoes and onions will be planted next week too. It’s our own fall harvest!
Mitch Albom is currently visiting the Have Faith Haiti Mission and will be sending updates. Here is one:
This is what Jeremie, on the coast, looks like 10 days after Hurricane. Homes gone. No food. Crops blown away. Water, medicine, in dire short supply. Many of our staff have their families there. We are organizing a bus and trip there to feed and clothe their loved ones.
A former volunteer currently in Haiti was able to visit the mission. The children are in good health and spirits. Some of the staff members are still waiting to hear from their family members on the south coast, which was hit the hardest and where all communication is down.
Here, kids are helping to clean up the bougainvillea bush that came down.
Thank you all for your kind support. If you could keep the family members of our staff who are still unaccounted for, we would be grateful.