As many of you may know, Haiti has been experiencing a political crisis recently as public demonstrations have challenged the government to account for missing billions for infrastructure and aid that have gone missing. In the middle of this terrible situation, Fr. Fanel Florestal sends greetings:
Dear Friends in Norwich:
First, let me thank you for the big effort you have made to help my people in La Gonav and to help the children of our school. I rejoice in our solidarity. The problems in Haiti are very difficult. I haven’t been able to get to Western Union to take the donations you’ve sent. In fact, while I’ve been in Port au Prince, I’ve been a sort of prisoner in the local rectory. The situation is all but unlivable, but we have taken to prayer. With God all things are possible. Pray for Haiti. I hope that today, I will be able to pick up the funds which are much needed, as our children lack food and potable water.
Meanwhile, I am preparing a report for everyone who has been so good in helping us. I’ll be sending photos of the children who are being sponsored and information about them, too. I’ll also be sending you a report on how we are using your donations – in the coming week, I hope. Brother and friend, give my thanks to each and every sponsor of our children here.
They can be assured of my prayers. God bless you all!
Blessings, Fre nou pe Fanel