On Sept. 2 received the following email from Rod Wray. The pictures were taken by Tim Wray. The Wrays are fellow missionaries working in southern Haiti that live on the mission center where we used to live and where our RMI missionaries are now. Keep in mind that this was BEFORE Hurricane Ike went through there 2 days later!!!!
"Poor Haiti is really suffering this year, having been hit by Hurricane Fay, Hurricane Gustav and now by Hurricane Hannah. All three of these storms have deposited a lot of rain, but over the past 12 hours Hannah has dumped so much rain on Haiti that people in our area are saying that this is the worst flooding that they can ever remember.
These pictures are all courtesy of Tim Wray.
These are the corn fields down below our house.
This is the high school where we just poured the new sports courts. You can see the volleyball nets in the background.
Hundreds and maybe thousands of homes are completely flooded.
The flash floods came so fast that some people were stranded.
Most all the main roads in town are flooded.
The flood waters are almost flowing over the bridge leading into Cayes.
People were stranded at the half finished cement block house on the right
Even churches were not exempt. This is First Baptist Church in downtown Cayes.
A group of crazy guys out exploring during the flooding..
Please continue to pray for us and the people of Haiti. So many people around us have no food, no dry clothes or shelter, and no dry charcoal to cook with."
bye for now,
Love Rod, Deb and gang