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September 8, 2017

We are happy to report that Hurricane Irma passed north of Haiti yesterday and did not have a significant impact on us here in the Jérémie area.  We had quite a bit of rain during the night Thursday but no significant winds.  Our understanding is that there were high winds and heavy rains in Cap Haitien and other areas in the north of Haiti.  The extent of damage is not known to us at this time.

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February 27, 2017

Several things happened to us at our clinic in Gatineau this past week that remind Cherlie and me that the Lord’s timing is quite amazing.  Since the hurricane in October, we have made an effort to acquire donations of relief supplies to augment our service to the communities around the clinic.  Our first priority, obviously, is providing them with health care, which we do in our clinic.  But we cannot help but feel empat...

January 23, 2017

As you know if you’ve been reading our previous blogs, we began an ambitious home rebuilding project after the hurricane, to help people in the area around our clinic rebuild their destroyed or badly damaged houses.  In the first stage of this project, we had our Community Coordinator, Gemi Baptiste, visit over 700 homes in communities closest to the clinic site to see how many of them were in need of repair and rebuildin...

I finally have a slow but present internet connection so I can give you a personal update with regard to our situation here in Jérémie, Haiti.  As you’ve seen on the news and read on our website, Hurricane Matthew was a devastating storm with widespread destruction and Jérémie sustained the brunt of it.  We were without cell phone contact from early morning on Tuesday, October 4th, until Friday evening, October 7th.  Inte...

October 10, 2016

Photo by Associated Press.  Saint Anne church lays totally destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Camp Perrin. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. 

By now, we’ve all heard of the catastrophe caused by Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean and within our borders. News channels have been documenting how Hurricane Matthew has destroyed communities of people, now surviving on the mercy of others. As a Haitian living in the United States, I s...

October 8, 2016

Now that regular communication with Dr. Wolf has been restored, we are learning of the full extent of the devastation from Hurricane Matthew and what assistance is most needed. Dr. Wolf explained that better than 95% of homes between Jérémie and Gatineau had tin roofs.  Virtually all of those roofs were blown off and any household belongs within were largely destroyed by the ferocious wind and torrential rain.  In many ca...

October 8, 2016

We have wonderful news! We just heard from Dr. Wolf and Cherlie! Though they have been through quite an ordeal, they are safe and sound. We’ll share more details soon, but tonight we have much to be thankful for. Praise the Lord!

October 4, 2016

***Fri Oct 7, 2016 2:00 PM Port au Prince***

We are still awaiting word from Dr. Wolf and Cherlie Severe. All communications remain down in the area. Despite reports of many washed out roads and bridges, our transport driver (Miller) in Port au Prince plans to attempt to travel out to Jérémie tomorrow. Prayers for his safe journey. If he can make it all the way to Jérémie, we still may not receive updates until he is...

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