October 28, 2012
Keep the People of #Haiti in Your Prayers – Rev. Kesner Ajax, Episcopal Diocese of Haiti

October 27, 2012

 

Dear brothers and sisters,

 

I am writing you to let you know of the situation in Haiti following Hurricane Sandy.  I just returned from a trip to Port-au-Prince. The situation is devastating. The storm stayed for almost five days. The rain fell without ceasing. The wind was very strong. The streets are flooded. In some areas the water is waist deep. On my drive to and from Port-au-Prince, I saw many bridges that have fallen and are destroyed. I have seen streets that I pass everyday, now are rushing rivers.

 

As much as this saddens me, I am not surprised. With the infrastructure we have, these results are to be expected. The departments that were affected the most were the South, South East, West, Nippes, and Grand Anse.

 

It saddens me that school just began three weeks ago, and already there is another problem for the people of Haiti. There are many people who were still living in tents or in unsafe housing, and the hurricane took away what shelter they had. Hurricane Sandy has left many people displaced and with no place to turn to. Many families in Haiti already had a difficult time providing for their families. Now after the hurricane, it is more difficult to find food to eat, and people who give food cannot provide for everyone who needs it.

 

I am asking for you to please continue to keep the people of Haiti in your prayers. It means so much to me, and to the Haitian people. Thank you so much for these prayers and for everything you have done for us already. It is appreciated so much. I cannot put into words how you have helped the people of Haiti.

 

Blessing to you,

The Rev. Dr. Kesner Ajax

Head Administrator for Bishop Durasin of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti

Note:  This missive was circulated via the Haiti Advocacy Working Group, a coalition of over 30 faith-based and human rights organizations in Washington, DC.