Haiti Update — Depot Set-Up

Container Loaded for Shipment

It’s beautiful to see a plan come together.  Here’s the latest on the work Granada is doing to assist the people of Haiti.  We have partnered with GCA (Great Commission Alliance) to open a supply depot outside of Port-au-Prince. The goal is to have a place outside of the chaos of the capitol to store and distribute relief supplies.  The first container is all sealed and has been delivered to the ship for transit to the Dominican Republic.  It was packed by hand to make the most of the space.  We will have two people meet the ship in Santo Domingo and get the container through customs.  I will be going along with Mario Trevilla.  We will ride with the truck to the border crossing and into the country the next day.

Inside the first container is a crane made especially for this site.  It will be assembled at the depot and used to lift containers off the trucks as they come in. It is our goal to then follow this up with one container each week.  The key for making this work will be setting up the supply and the distribution routes and process. Right now the key issue is safety and security.

In the process of planning this work many people from different churches, businesses, and ministries have come together.  Also, you, our Granada family, have been generous to supply food and financial resources.  The whole operation is a testimony to the unity of the Spirit and the generosity of the people of God. Thank you for being part of this.

Of course, this is only the beginning.  The needs in Haiti will remain for many months and years.  As the situation changes we will keep you informed.  Beginning Feb. 7th we will once again be collecting foodstuff and other items for yet another container.  You can help by buying something for others as you shop for yourself.  The GCA site provides the list of items we will be receiving.  See: http://gcanet.org/foodcollection.html

31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25

In all this I would ask you to pray for our safety as we travel, and for the message of hope in Jesus to go out with every meal and bandaid.  The Haitian people need hope, and the door is open to serve and love them.  We will be doing our best to provide updates in the days ahead.  Thank you for praying and giving and sharing.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Pablo on February 1, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Praying for you W.
    PK

    Reply

  2. Posted by Sandy on February 1, 2018 at 4:29 am

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