Haiti Update Jan 13, 22:20
We continue to receive bits and pieces of reliable
information from Haiti which we will pass on through hotline/my blog/my facebook. Please be
aware that there are also unconfirmed reports and unreliable
information which is also circulating.
We still do not have a definitive word on the 3
north-American FMs who were on-site in the work-team building in
Port-au-Prince. We continue to pray that they will be found alive. Our
people on the ground have moved the debris which can be moved by hand
and are awaiting excavating equipment. However, it is not expected
We do have a confirmation that our Haitian caretaker, named Erlin,
was killed in the earthquake. We will miss his ready smile and request
prayer for his wife and son. They were not hurt.
I still have no
reliable information from our Haitian church leaders. One of our
superintendents' sons has connected via internet but without specific
information since he is not in Port-au-Prince.
I preached last Sunday morning to a capacity crowd (2,000 people?)
at the Parc Chretien church in Port-au-Prince on our resurrection
bodies. I told how there will be continuity between our resurrected
body and our earthly body but that there will also be a radical
transformation. I eagerly shared from I Corinthians 15 Paul's
explanation that just as a seed is transformed into a plant, so our
bodies will be transformed into a NEW kind of body, in the
resurrection. And now I'm glad I did. For some it will have been their
We will keep you informed.