Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Floods


Hey guys, thanks again for your patience!! 

Please continue to pray...

Leogane has been fortunate in all of this, but the north island of Haiti is in utter turmoil. They need your prayers and they need the rain to stop. I have heard that Haiti has been on the television a lot in the states and it has been nice to have updates from everyone because my access, as you all know, to the internet is not frequent. Therefore, most of you guys at home probably know more about the situation then I do.

As for Leogane and what I do know, the city is beginning to dry out and most of the roads are passable. Everyday since yesterday has seemed to gone on as normal. Businesses have been open and people have been strolling the streets as if the worst has past and we all hope that is true!! It has been nice to see the blue skies and to actually be reminded how hot it gets here in the direct sunlight again!! I think I even got a little sun burned today... that is the Haiti I know!!

As far as the programs and our ability to do work...

We have been slowed a little and most of the mothers in our programs have been limited in the transportation methods because of the high levels of water. As we see them subside we have seen more mothers bringing in their children in the past few days. Right now Kara and I are just trying to figure out where we can help. With all of the unclean water running around we are still waiting to see how we can use our resources here to help the people of Leogane. We know that there are many without water and we hope to help them really soon with some of our solution from our water program. So, things have definitely been slow but fortunately I have had to continue to enter the information from the survey we conducted in July to occupy my time. Thanks, as always, for the continued support and I look forward to seeing most of you really soon!! I hope to have more updates soon...

ps. above is a picture of the recent floods in Leogane, if you couldn't tell...haha!!
pss. ok, this is the main road next to the hospital, about 3.5 to 4 feet of water in places...

10 comments:

Mary Ann Dyer said...

Nathan,

I am so glad to know that you survived the hurricane. I pray for your health and safety, as well as, the the families of Haiti.

Mary Ann

The O'Briens said...

So glad you returned to the blog...I have been checking every day. We put you and the people of Haiti on our small group prayer chain. I am thankful you are safe, but sad for the destroyed parts of country. On a lighter note - get pumped about MAJOR fun and family in October. Can't wait to see you!

Keith said...

Naney, praying for the Lord to give you good health and wisdom to do what you are able. we are so very proud of you. Mom and Dad

The Broadricks said...

nate,
ashley and I have been thinking about you everyday, glad to here that you are safe... all you need to navigate the roads of Haiti is TOD.
Buck

Rebecca said...

That is a sad picture! but glad that you are safe and so is kara. can't wait to see you in a few short weeks!

the Watlingtons said...

Naney....my precious Nathan,
I can visualize this scene as I look at your photo of the flooded street in front of HSC. Once again , I am reminded of how important your mission is to Haiti. You are so answering the call!
Have I told you lately how proud the Watlingtons are of you and your service to the poorest country in our half of the world?
On this end, I can tell you the entire CNP board is in awe of your commitment and work for CNP!
You are the face of answered prayer for CNP of Haiti!
We all wonder what Kara would do without you.
The Watlingtons pray for you all the time, we talk about you and Haiti all the time, we praise Jesus that you gave up your easy job in Chattanooga to serve in the "bush" , as Mitch calls it.
You are awesome.....
bear hugs to you ,
Deb

regalo1225 said...

Gosh Nathan....
Yes, I am praying for Haiti....it's unbelievable.

the Watlingtons said...

Nathan, I am constantly checking your blog and know you are a constant source of help in Haiti. You are the hands and feet Jesus spoke about! Please know that the Watlingtons pray for you and are so proud of your service to Haiti.
Bear hugs to you, friend.
Deb and Rob

Rebecca Michaels said...

Hey Naney...Miss you! :)

rustafarian said...

nate, oh man, we need to let the good times roll soon. i'm gonna throw down soon in nashville... wish i could see you. miss you bro!