In Septemeber 2008, I traveled 6000 miles to Haiti's Kenscoff mountains. My mission: to care for some of the orphaned and abandoned, the sick, malnourished and premature infants of this beautiful but beleagured Caribbean nation.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

A 6.1 Magnitude 'Aftershock' Rocks Haiti

Shortly after 6am, we were hit by a 6.1 magnitude aftershock that rocked the orphanage all over again.

Understandably, everyone is on edge again. This is the biggest shock we have experienced since last Tuesday's earthquake. At this point, it doesn't look as though GLA has sustained any structural damage. The staff and children are all outside again. Several male volunteers arrived yesterday to help with our relief efforts. The have erected tarpaulins outside, to shelter the children from the sun and any rain that may come. We are waiting to hear how much damage this latest aftershock has done in Port-au-Priince.

Your continued prayers for the safety of our staff and children and the stability of our buildings would be appreciated.


Chris, Tammy and the gang! said...

thank you for keeping us updated...I so wish there was more we could physically for you and the children at GLA...prayers are being lifted up for each and every child and worker.

Try to stay strong!
PEI, Canada

Trox's said...

We are praying for you all. Thank you for the work you do and for serving the Lord in this capacity! I have a question...Were planes still landing after the afterashock? My sis was in Route and to land in Haiti about 6 this am. Thanks just wondering about the planes...

BookingAlong said...

As a parent who has adopted internationally, you definitely have my prayers. It is wonderful that there isn't any structural damage thus far. May it continue to be so. Are there adoptions in process or soon to be completed from your orphanage?