Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Update

We do not have TV here so we are not getting news reports. Only word of mouth reports. Troy has gone to try to locate a few of the people you've listed, including the Open Door Team, Sherrie Fausey's Orphanage, and Tom and Bev Brumbley, Espireandeu Pierre's family ... and others. IF you have asked us to look -- PLEASE let us know if you have the news you need so we can not waste time. Call the US Embassy and report good and bad news so families can be contacted. Thank you for praying.

Father God,
We love you. We need you. We are afraid and feel alone. On some level we KNOW that is NOT TRUE. But we are weak. Please make yourself known to us in a mighty way. Make all who are suffering brave. Give us courage. Give us strength. BE WITH THE HURTING God, be with them now. Amen.

185 comments:

GrammaP said...

Tara...CNN is non stop about Haiti..so we are getting a lot of info. All other news is every 15 minutes or so. We are with you in thoughts and prayers constant...
LOVE TO ALL...hug Hope for me..and the other children. Tell them Gram loves them and is thinking about them to be strong and not too afraid. Love, Mom

Jeff said...

i don't have a tv. So hearing only from npr. But i check in with you everyday to make sure you are ok. I am praying for you all and the people you are searching for. God give you his strength to see you through this.

T & T Livesay said...

Okay ... all of these people are confirmed okay ..

Rachel and Joel Hoffman - the Clay family - the Maneserros and their WHOLE team of visitors - A lady that works with Vanessa Carpenter - Abbey at TA -- all Heartline people and visitors - Jared and Jalayne Colbenz - Roger and Margaret Clark - there are waaaay more okay but these are ones we have seen or heard from since the big quake.

Audrey Ann said...

Amen. We are praying. Please don't feel alone. Although I can't be there physically, I am there in spirit.

Anonymous said...

Barbara Walker is okay too.

Casey said...

THANK YOU for your work. Thank you for putting yourselves out there to comfort people. You are Christ's hands and feet right now to hurting families, and I can't thank you enough. We have tentative news that the New Life Link creche in Carrefour is damaged, but the kids are okay. Praise the Lord! Dr. Bernard is hurt, but okay. We'll keep praying for you...hug those kiddos tight!
Love,
Casey Houseworth

Mike said...

Please know that you are in the prayers of people from around the world. Rescue and aid teams are coming from many countries but will take time. Checking PAP airport runways to land transport planes w/supplies. Thank you for reporting on status of loved ones. Stay safe and be strong in God's hands. -Mike in Texas

Heather said...

You are not alone. We are praying and crying and greiving with you.

St. Joseph's boys all got out ok. Bresma orphanages are reported to be ok as well as Jamie and Alli that worked there.

Heather said...

PS Anderson Cooper is landing at the PAP airport now. DART teams from Fairfax VA and LA, CA are mobilizing (disaster assistance and relief) - they have search dogs, paramedics etc. CNN is non-stop coverage.

T & T Livesay said...

Last night outside of St Josephs Boys Home - Troy spoke with Renee Splichal and Jonathan Larson. The Embassy is being made aware. The whereabouts of Benjamin Larson are currently uncertain. They are from Iowa and were staying at St Josephs Boys Home at the top of Delmas near Three Angels Orphanage.

Shannon said...

Lonnie Murphy posted on facebook that the brumbleys are ok.

Kathy and Larry Humann said...

Just to let you know prayers from myself and my prayer group at All Nations Church In Omaha NE are prayng for you...

T & T Livesay said...

I have asked for that info to go to the Embassy - so don't duplicate it. (Renee S and the two Larsons she is traveling with)

T & T Livesay said...

someone PLEASE tell their daughter Lyndsey that they are okay.

ManyBlessings said...

Continuing to pray...

Jennifer said...

Any info on Jacmel? Was it affected?

lasullivan said...

Discovered you through a Pastor friend. Amazed by your own story much less by the story that is currently unfolding. May God to continue to bless your family in the days & weeks to come. You are most certainly in my prayers for everything but my most fervent prayer for you right now is that YOU ALL find your own peace & comfort as you seek to help others. I pray that you WILL rest and rest as often as necessary. You too need to take care of yourselves as much as you are currently caring for the others around you and those that are seeking news about their loved ones. So, I pray for that - your rest.

God BLESS! :)

Heather of the EO said...

T & T, thoughts and prayers....

Brian Wurzell said...

Praying with you and for all of you in Haiti. May there be glimmers of beautiful hope amongst the devestation and destruction. Praying that Gods mercy would cover a nation in total loss for words.

All the way from Chandler, AZ.

Brian

Amy Ingram said...

Please send word of ways we can help - coming for labor, sending money, whatever it is. We want to be the hands and feet.

We are praying.

Amy Ingram
Jackson, MS
amyeingram@gmail.com

Lorrie said...

Our prayers are with you.
If there is anything my youth group can do...
please let us know...
we'll continue to pray...
hygiene items, anything, please let us know.
God bless you for your work.

Lorrie Milton
islandlorrie@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

You have been in my prayers-I am praying for your safety, direction, and peace...and I am praying for the people of Haiti. I can't begin to understand how hard this must be for them.....I find it interesting that on national news the American's from Haiti that are being interviewed by phone are all missionaries-may God use you all in a big way, to reveal Himself to those you help, and those of us watching. Prayers for you all...Candy in WW

LauraLee Shaw said...

praying all the day long.

Bill Raab said...

I received this from our Church Open Door.

Haiti Update

This situation is of heightened concern for Open Door because we have a team serving in Haiti at the Mephiboscheth House. At this time, we have had limited communication with the team, due to the impact on the infrastructure in Haiti. We know that the team was at the Mephiboscheth House and that they and all the children are safe. Pastor Dio and Madame Dio were not at the Mephiboscheth House and as of 7:00 last night, the team had not heard from them.

Anonymous said...

so glad to have found your blog! our children are at three angels orphanage, please update with anything you can.
blessings on your day and may you feel Jesus next to you as you are His hands and feet.
jessica archer
midland, michigan

Anonymous said...

I just learned secondhand that Matt and Esther are fine.

Tesseraemum said...

Praying. Please be sure to let us know what you need and where to send it as the days unfold. Sheri

Dee said...

do you know anything about the kids at N Brebis st Michel del L Attalaye orphanage.

Thanks! We are praying...

Debbie Woodward said...

Troy/Tara -

Just found out that Open Door team and the children are okay.

Still waiting to hear about Pastor Diogene Pierre and his wife Lionette. They were not at the house at this time.

Thank you! Thank you!!! You and your family are such a blessing to all of us.

Debbie

Jean, Pennsylvania said...

Don't know you - found you through cnn - wanted to let you know so many people are praying for you. Wish there were more to do to help. God bless you.

Manis said...

My sister is there with her kids...Haitian communities all over are in tears. We're getting conflicting reports between the people in the ground and the news, we know that the city is in ruin. Delmar, the palace, and towers at the airport are gone.

Amy Bell said...

praying for you and the people of haiti....praying to see the hand of God during this awful tradegy....

much love to you all.

Anonymous said...

Praying.....24/7

Barb said...

This devotional came to me this day. God bless His truth for His Kingdom Purposes....
Barb

Faith Killer
How easy it is to forget! Psalms 103 admonishes us to "forget not all His benefits" yet the disciples, even though they had been with Jesus when the loaves and fishes were multiplied and He fed the thousands, they soon forgot this obvious miracle when fear gripped their hearts in the midst of the storm.

"For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened." (Mark 6:52)

We are so much like the disciples; we so soon forget His benefits. We forget the wondrous works He performed yesterday when today's problems seem to grip our hearts. It's almost as if our hearts become hardened because of fear.

Fear will turn the softest heart to stone. Fear is a killer--a killer of faith and hope, a killer of trust in God's unchanging hand.

The next time you're faced with circumstances beyond your control, quickly turn to God's Word as a testimony of the great things He has done for countless others in the face of danger, heartache, overwhelming circumstances, etc. Then quickly remind yourself of His merciful goodness toward you and your family in the recent past and how He worked everything out for your good according to His promises in Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

Do you love Him? Are you a part of His purpose on this earth? Then, this promise is to you--everything will work together for good. Never forget the work He has already done in your life.

Remember the miracles of yesterday and it will be easy to trust Him for His protection today, no matter what the situation you may face. He's real. He changes not. He's working on your behalf.

Father, help me remember the testimonies You have built in my life when life's circumstances seem to overwhelm me. Lord, I don't want to forget Your benefits, I don't want to appear to have a hardened heart. Rather, I want to hold on to Your unchanging hand! Lord, the things You did yesterday serve only to prove that You will never leave me nor forsake me and that You're working all things together for good because I love You. And, Lord, I DO Love You! Amen!

© Jan Ross
All Rights Reserved

susanyuen said...

Praying for you, your family, and all those affected. God be with you.

Heather said...

Tell Dee that Brebis is another name for Bresma, and the yahoo group for AP's from there is saying both homes are ok, kids are ok and Jamie and Alli are ok.

Sorry if my info on St Joes was off. Vanessa said she had spoken to Michael and he and the boys were out. I was unaware of any guests still trapped. Prayers for all who are wondering fi their loved ones are safe. So unbelievable.

What can we do? I feel so helpless. I pray and pray and then run out of words so I just cry to the Lord.

Tiff In Haiti said...

to whoever asked about Jacmel.. I have gotten updates from the Pye's and Mangine's in Jacmel that they are ok. Downtown Jacmel is seeing a lot of devastation as well, don't know the full extent. Mostly everyone is scared. Thats all I know, sorry it isn't much.

The Glamorous Life Association said...

Praise Jesus.

Please let Kristen Howerton know we are all praying for her. I am pushing the blog/twitter/facebook message for everyone to donate to Heartline to help.

I am so sad for the loss of life and the fear of those left behind. And the children...oh the children.
I pray. I cry. I pray.

Marcy Massura
marcywrites@roadrunner.com

Haitian-American Family of Three said...

Creche le Infant Jesus, managed by Lucien and Gina Duncan is okay.

barefootRhys said...

Foyer de Sion:

Petionville, unable to confirm status of children.

stephanie said...

Praying and will continue to pray.

Rainier Maldonado said...

Hi, i´m a reporter from Listín Diario, a local newspaper from Dominican Republic. We are givíng full coverage to the earthquake.

If you want to report or comunicate any situation please call us at 809-686-6688*2420, 829-392-5135, or mail me at rainiermaldonado7@gmail.com

Thank you.

Rainier Maldonado

Cresanna said...

I am posting survivor updates and info requests from many sources at the following blog: http://haitiearthquakesurvivors.blogspot.com/

Jacquie said...

troy and tara - seconding shannon on the info that tom and bev brumley are ok. lonnie murphy is in contact w/their daughter kasi and she knows. be careful.

jacquie ackerman

ps if you hear from my family please email or write something. i know they are ok but have not heard anything more.

Michael said...

Just read that Karen Bultje and all at her school/orphanage or okay (Coram Deo).

http://chathamdailynews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2257895

Still have no contact with her, and she is the missionary who knows our kids' bio family.

Jen said...

The director of PAC and the kids are all ok. We are still trying to find out anything we can about the Walls guesthouse. The manager Veniel, his wife, 3 year old and newborn daughters ran from the guesthouse but have not been heard from since.

Jacquie said...

also we have heard that individuals in sisters of charity are ok - any idea on buildings/everyone?

Jennifer said...

Tiff in Haiti or anyone...Sarah Bennett runs Missions in Haiti in Jacmel. Would you know anything about her?

Thanks so much!

Octavia said...

Just spoke with Dale and Joyce's daughter- Dale and Joyce run the Guesthouse located on the compound of the Missionaries of Charity children's home/Rue B de Larnage-31 Delmas- They managed to get a text out to their daughter that they and the missionaries and compound are all safe- little damage, children all got out in time.
Love & Prayers for you all- I'm coming out there as soon as I can but decided it's more important to let people who have family there get the first flights....hope to be there within the next few weeks...
-Cecilia

Mary Beth said...

Praying for your ministry and for Haiti. God bless.

darci said...

we do not have tv so just hearing about this in the last hour..praying here!

Anonymous said...

Hello,
praying for your family and the people of Haiti. Can you please see if you can find information regarding New Life Children's Home in Cazeau

nadia said...

may the God of the Universe POUR OUT His Spirit on you and the people of Haiti in this time of suffering!

Anonymous said...

Hoping for news of Walls Guest House and staff,Grace Children's Hospital, FIDA-pcH staff up on Delmas 85, the Bluntschelis and Ari Nicola.

Anonymous said...

eports on the Twitter message site, which cannot yet be verified by the BBC, expressed the chaos in the wake of the quake.

One writer said: "4 new aftershock in Haiti at 07:27, 07:41, 09:43 and 09:43: magnitude ranging from 4.5 to 5.4."

Tweets from troylivesay spoke of the worst damage being in the Carrefour district, where "many two and three storey buildings did not make it".

Tania M'Butu Desrosiers said...

Hello, You do not know me, my family used to be missionaries in Haiti and I am married to a Haitian. We are trying to find our family on Delmas 33, do you know anything about Delmas 33?

Heather said...

NLL Orphanage sustained some damage - especially to the guest house. Dr. B miraculously got out of the building he was in. He is ok and all kids are reported to be ok. This info from blogs of adoptive parents who know him and have heard from him.

Snooty Aunt Cynthia said...

God bless the people of Haiti. The people of California ( no strangers to earthquakes ) are on our knees in prayer for you.
Cynthia Summers

Anonymous said...

Troy and Tara, We are and will continue to pray for you and all of Haiti. Mighty Father give Troy and Tara and their family all the strength they need for each moment. God come down with power on all the people of Haiti and give them all they need for each day.
Strength and Peace in the chaos to you,
Cristine

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all.

- Ed

Lindsey said...

T & T,
You guys have been awesome....like a lifeline in the dark, especially since I am in Africa. I commented on your last blog post that my parents are oky and I see others have mentionned it, but I am so thankful for efforts, I wanted to say thanks again for having God's heart to reach out to other's families though you do not know them....what a blessing!!

Kyle said...

Tara, my name is Kyle, I am Summer Schoenhals' sister. We met a few times. Thank you so much for what you're doing!

Does anyone know about Dr. Ed? His full name is Ed Amos, he lives at Delmas 75. Also, Monett who used to do the cleaning for the Schoenhals and the Meadth families?
Or Daniel and his mother Matillia who worked for MDL then MAF?

Lindsey said...

By the way, we are continuing in our prayer efforts!! I am truly believing for a lower human loss than what the news is predicting...

Kristina said...

Tara we are still trying to find out information on our churches orphanage for boys. We know Ellie at three Angels is fine.
Our chuch O is 54 rue Au Dant Route de Freres petion-ville
name: Haiti Christian orphanage

Beth Whitworth said...

Pray that God answers your questions and shows you His love through this horrible circumstance. May His peace cover you and be extended to those you touch. Thank you for loving and serving Him in Haiti. May He be real to you in such an unreal time. May the faith of your children be solidified for all of their lives as they see God in the weeks and months to come.

NYC Lorna said...

Your quotes are on the main CNN.COM page....

Praying for you from New York City!

Jason Wood said...

Dear Troy and Tara,

May God be with you in this darkest hour. May he strengthen you and help you continue your efforts.

Keep sending out whatever info you have. The worlds prayers are with you and all of Haiti now.

The BBC news service is now quoting from your twitter and blog messages.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8456819.stm

Teresa said...

I was linked to your blog through a friend's blog post asking people to pray for you guys. I work for a security company, and we have started up our news monitoring service for Haiti. It is basically a free feed of news reports coming out about the situation. It can be found here: http://monitor.asigroup.com/ Hope it helps! Will be praying for you...

Kathrin said...

Amen

Esther said...

CNN has used your quote "I cannot imagine what the next few weeks and months will be like. I am afraid for everyone. Never in my life have I seen people stronger than Haitian people. But I am afraid for them. For us."

Laura Lu said...

t&t, lauri desir is trying to find marly.

Anonymous said...

Willing to head down and bring supplies or whatever is needed. Pleae let us know what we can do.

Mike and Ronica Bishop

Brianna Heldt said...

Praying for your precious family, and for the people of Haiti. God bless you!!!

Anonymous said...

It is so very sad that these people resort to begging a god for help, and when all the countries sending help arrive, they will thank god for listening to their pleas, even though it is the acts of men that helps, not the act of god. If "god" truly cared, he would not have unleashed this atrocity on so many faithful.

Ana Clara said...

My heart and my prays are with all of you. God help you.
Clara, from Portugal

earliodookie said...

intervarsity at ucla is praying for you all.

Anonymous said...

Here's another total stranger heartbroken for all that you and the people of Haiti are going through, and praying for your strength and direction.
God bless you all!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, if believing in God urges people to donate time, money, resources, then it IS God who helped.

Tiff said...

Are any of the orphanages you've referenced the CTOMA orphanage? My brother is in Pignon, and 2 families we know are adopting from this orphanage and have received no word of the status of the orphanage or their children. If anyone knows anything, thank you!

Alexandra said...

Dear Tara and Troy,
you are doing an amazing job to keep everybody informed. I cannot imagine what it is like being there on the ground, doing whatever you can for the people you meet on the streets and still have to keep your family safe and sound too! Not a minute goes by without us thinking about the Haitian people and you.

Be safe,
Alexandra, Ralf, Léane and Davidson from Germany

Stephen Ley said...

Praying for Haiti and that God would enable me to truly mourn and suffer with you.

e-Mom said...

Troy and Tara,

So many people care and are praying for you! I tweeted your blog post last night and 32 people clicked through to read.

My bit.ly metrics also report that 3,635 people have also clicked on other's tweets of the same link.

You are surrounded by an enormous cloud of supporters. May God redeem this time, and bring good for you and Haiti out of this terrible tragedy. Rom 8:28

(((Hugs to the kids, especially Hope))) e-Mom

Madi said...

Your blog has been sited quite a bit on CNN in the past 24 hours and after reading on it for the past three hours, I see that what your family is doing down there is truly amazing!! My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and friends as I know this is an extremely hard time for all of you. God bless you!

Yajaira said...

Thank you for your updates,
I found your blog on a web search
and hope you can tell anything about the Bienné family, they are my relatives and I have no way to communicate with them.
Thank you for any help you can provide me.

Yajaira said...

I also hope that perhaps you can tell me about Marie Jose Perodin

Jodie Howerton said...

MESSAGE FROM MARK HOWERTON: This is Kristen's sis-in-law, Jodie. Just spoke with Mark....he wanted me to tell you this: American Air cancelled Kristen's flights. no flights until 17th. She's booked on 21st.

He's looking at evacuation options.

Reports here are circulating that US gov might try and evacuate American citizens from the airport.

Anonymous said...

Hey, you've got a forum. Quotes from your blog were just shown on MSNBC.

Praying!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you all and praying in MN!

my empty closet said...

hey,

you were featured on the bbc webist : constant news updates can be found there - updates as they happen ...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8456322.stm

praying..

Julie said...

Praying constantly for your family and for the people of Haiti! I've followed your blog long enough to know that pouring yourselves out for others is a way of life for your family. Be safe! Praying, crying, praying!!

Tom Mannis said...

You are not alone. The world loves you, and we are responding. Do not feel abandoned. Praying for Haiti in Chicago.

Jenifer said...

Know you are in our prayers!!!

Brenda said...

Planes are landing right now with aid. The runway is OK. Sooo many people are praying for Haiti. Be strong in the Lord.
Praying in Indiana.
Brenda

Anonymous said...

For those that may question or ask "why would God allow this to happen, why didn't He do something" I can assure you that He did! more than 2000 years ago . "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in Him might not perish but have everlasting life" God has heard every cry, every prayer, His heart aches at man's suffering. But He has shown His love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. My prayers will continue for you, your family and friends, and the Haitian people. May God's mercy and provision be poured out on you all.

Christy said...

I am on my knees crying out to the Lord for your family and the people of Haiti. PLEASE let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

lj said...

Thanks for posting all! http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=249549872509&id=245595172631#/pages/Haiti-Earthquake-Hotel-Montana/245595172631?v=wall is a facebook site that has info about who is missing as reported by family and friends not in Haiti. Go to link for info: post missing folks for the MONTANA HOTEL on the discussion board called, "List of People" tab. If you can confirm someone found, please post that on the discussion board in the "People found" tab.

Rose said...

Just to let you know we are praying for your family. Have beenfollowing your blog for years and know that you are hurting for these people. Bless you for all you do. Parying for your safety and strenghth..

Anonymous said...

Haiti must be allowed to fail. We have given this nation billions and the nations history is steeped in deep racism. It must be left alone.

http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.com/2010/01/haiti-and-earthquake.html

Lousada said...

I´m from Portugal, we are praying for you all.
God bless all the people in Haiti.

We are with you all.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous,
Seriously NOT the time for criticism or politics. This is a natural disaster, and these are human beings injured and hurt. Have a little tact, and compassion.
-Brianna

Holly said...

"The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you" Psalm 9:9-10

continuing to pray for you all!

Dear Father, be with the Livesays, heartline team, everyone in their area, and everyone in haiti. Give them strength and hope. Give them peace and courage. Lord, be with them and make your presence known. Let everyone feel you and feel your comfort O Lord. Help them to save lives and help the hurting and inspire the rest of the world to give of themselves to Haiti. I pray that aid comes quickly and that rescue efforts are successful. The news will forget but you O Lord will not. be with them Father, be with them.

God Bless
Holly Heldenfels

ATM said...

Tenho pena e estou solidário com o povo do Haiti.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your ministry to the people of Haiti and to us back here awaiting news.

I am looking for information regarding the Adelphos School in Delmas and Delmas Christian Church and Renold (Eddy) Bazin.

Kristy Kuenzi said...

we are praying for you!! Our twin girls are with Licia! I hear they are safe. God Bless you! We are praying for souls through this, as well as food, safety, water, and God blessing covering you and the surrounding area.

Bless you,
Jason and Kristy

Jose Antonio said...

We are trying to get a hold of a dear friend called Peter Graeff. He's a tall white hippie looking guy working for NGO's. He would probably be helping out if he's okay. If you have any news from him please contact his daughter Diana @ petitart@hotmail.com or dianagraeff@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

tampa, florida Search and Rescue squad in route with aid/equipment...Gov. Crist is ordering MRE's be sent. this is in addition to all federal agencies responses.

looking for the Walter, barbara and Selena Riley family, who arrived Friday to do humanitarian work. he is an attorney.

Thank you and God Bless and keep your family safe!

Kat D from Lakeland, FL

Anonymous said...

God bless all of you & the poor poor suffering people of Haiti. They had so little to begin with & now this. I am humbled reading about the work you're doing there, on a daily basis, not to mention this. It definitely puts the minor annoyances of all of us in perspective.

Know that we're all praying for you. The Arlington, VA, rescue squad shipped out this morning--dogs & humans. I've donated to the World Wide Village & have sent out e-mails to everyone I can think of to read your blog & donate.

God keep all of you.

Robin said...

The updates you've been making are incredible, you're really helping a lot of people. I know you are very, very busy bust just wondering if you've received any word from the Foyer de Sion orphanage in Fontamara?

Brittani's Blog said...

don't know if this helps but CNN just reported that the "U.S. State Department asks U.S. Citizens in Haiti who want to be evacuated to go to airport"

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/13/haiti.updates/index.html

ManyBlessings said...

Still praying. Watching CNN. It looks like aid is coming if they can just find a way in. I'm sure you guys are overwhelmed and so tired. My heart just keeps breaking for you. Please hold fast to hope. We'll do what we can on this end. LOVE YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

Trying to help out someone who is looking for a 2yr old little boy in orphanage so close to being with his adopted family. Any news on this place: Foyer de Sion orphanage, which is divided amongst 3 rented properties. Christopher's residence was a 2 story house. Location: Fontamara area of Port-au-Prince.

My prayers are with you!
Thanks
Christy

Anonymous said...

Please, if anyone has information on the Wall's Guest House at Delmas 19 and Makandal it would be appreciated. Besty Wall and daughter Alexis Barkman were staying there and are still missing. Rumours are that it collapsed. Can anyone update?

Appreciated.

Saintly Nurse said...

We are with you, praying, weeping before the Lord. Standing with you and with all of Haiti.

Mike said...

CNN and US State Dept issued a correction: don't go to the airport yet for evacuation.

Anonymous said...

First rescue team from Iceland arrived 5 hours ago by flight in Port au Prince, setting up communication and air traffic control at the airport. Will assist US team and others in landing.

The Icelandic plane will take people from the Nordic/European country's back.

Our prayers are with you.


Stefania

Barbara said...

You and Haiti are in our prayers. My sister and I are avid readers of your blog. Having learned so much more about Haiti through your stories, we feel much closer to this horrible disaster. Please tell us how we can help financially.

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone in Haiti today.

My family is looking for Jay and Linda THREADGILL from Petionville, pastor Rock Church in PAP; and CAROLYN VIET, nurse.

We heard that Hal and Chris NUNGESTER (large orphanage) are okay and even their houses are okay.

SinginginHisName said...

My family and I are praying for you all and Haiti! I found your blog through Hannah at Cultivating Home blogspot. Its just amazing how the Lord has saved your family and so many others in this disaster! We are praying many lives will be saved not just physically, but spiritually! that many will see Jesus Christ is Lord through this!

Jenell Williams Paris said...

Love, prayers, grace, and strength to you all. Love, Jenell

Lisa Z said...

Prayers and tears, for you and all the people in Haiti, from Minnesota.

Anonymous said...

God Bless you and your family... hearts are breaking for the people in Haiti. Can't stop watching the news and checking online... a friend of mine went to an orphanage in Nov. to help build an addition and hasn't heard anything from them yet. Hoping and praying they are all ok.
with prayers, from Michigan

brenna said...

Praying.

Cindy said...

So saddened by the news of this tragedy. Please know we are praying for all of you and help is on the way.

Our Family said...

Troy and Tara,
I have become hooked. I will be following your blog from now on. I wish we had blogs after 9-11!!!! We will continue to follow and pray with you all long term.

Found out that our niece...Rebecca Rose (Becca)is ok. She is staying with Dale and Joyce and working at Del Mas 31. Thanks for this blog. I found all the connections and found our niece!!

Continuing to pray for Haiti..that God will use this to glorify Himself and draw others to him.

Our Family said...

By the way...GET SOME SLEEP!! It will help your outlook! I promise!
911 survivor!

deb said...

such heartbreak
praying praying

Anonymous said...

Troy and Tara please we need your help. My sister and my grandmother live there. I cant make any contact.Please HELP ME

her name is JOSETTE HYPPOLITE she lives at DELMAS 67B. Please help us!!!!!

We are praying for all of you 24h per day.

Bev Brandon said...

HE will meet you in your weakness. 2Cor 12:9. You are alive in HIM. Col 1:29 - it is His Power that is so mightily working in you, not your own. Your faith is beautiful. Praying for Courage! People you don't even know...praying for Hope.

Anonymous said...

Britt, thank you for the update. We hope and pray your parents and siblings are safe.

Get some rest for yourselves, too. We'll hold you all in our prayers.

Kat D. Lakeland, FL

TinTinTraveler said...

Do you have any news on Hospice St. Joseph (33 Rue Acacia)? Also, is there any news from the provinces? (Specifically Fondwa?)

Anonymous said...

Praying.

You can do this.

-West Palm Beach, FL

hfieldston said...

Looking for any information about the orphanage
Rose-Mina in Port au Prince. Members of our church
medical team have been involved with the orphanage.
All are in our prayers and tears. Rev. Heidi in Boston

LDavis said...

Foyer de Sion:

Petionville, unable to confirm status of children.

Any word on this yet?

Thanks for your efforts (everyone)

xuyang said...

Hi there,

Praying for you all. And we Chinese has already sent rescue team to Haiti, hope they can do sth for you. I have wirte an email to you and waiting for your reply. Take care!

Liu

Anonymous said...

Chris and Britt...thanks for the update, Hope you can get some rest. It has been hard to watch today, i will pray for a safe night for all. I hope you get reconnected soon.

carol in SD

Negroni said...

Missionaries of Charity compound at Delmas 31 suffered minor damages to walls. All babies, children, sisters and volunteers are OK!!! We are still trying to find out information on Nan Pele, Cite Soleil and 272 Rue Sans Fills in St. Martin. Please post any update if you get to know of these two places. Thank you all! Keep praying! Wanda

Negroni said...

You may also check for additional updates on Facebook - Haiti Earthquake under discussion. Hope you can find any update or information you are looking for. Please do share any other information for those that are in the same position. Thank you and many blessings! Wanda

Anonymous said...

Haitel phones have been reconnected. if your family/friends etc have this company call them they should be able to reach you. please pass this on.

Eliza said...

Thank you for what you are doing for everyone!
I am looking for my friends relatives -- Eddy Edouar, Chine Edouar and Eddith Derrivier and any information on the Thord area of Carrefour.
Prayers being said for all.
Thanks again.
Eliza

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

I just received word that Carolyn Veit (Viet) is safe; she has been helping the injured.

She wrote, "I am fine; I have a bruised back where concrete fell and a sprained right ankle; but thank God that I am alive. i really thought that this was it. I was at the home of friends in the US Embassy Mission"

Anonymous said...

We are looking for any information on Foyer de sion orphanages. Our children are at Fontamara and we have nothing confirmed about their safety.

Deanna

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

I just heard more news:
missionaries Jay & Linda Threadgill and their staff are ok...damage to the facilities but the amount is unknown at this time

ManyBlessings said...

Britt and Chris,
Thanks for the update. The worry is mind-numbing. Please know I've cried out to God all day for your parents. I know the emotional burden they are carrying is great.

MC said...

God bless you all!

From Portugal,

Maria

Charis said...

I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God, it changes me.

Quote from CS Lewis. My family is living by this right now for all of you in Haiti. I can't even imagine but I know God is there for all the people in Haiti.

Jodie Howerton said...

I think the LIvesays have lost their internet connection, so Britt, if you are checking this.... this is for you......

I am a Kristen Howerton's sister-in-law. I know she is with your parents in Haiti and that they have lost internet connection....if you are in contact with them at all, please relay this message...

There is a flight leaving the Port au Prince airport tomorrow between 4pm and 6pm...It's is an MFI flight, a Missionary Flights International flight.
They have Kristen Howerton and Karis Howerton's name and they have the names of your parents, Troy and Tara. If they can make it to the airport, they can hitch a flight on their cargo plane to Fort Pierce.

If they cannot catch that flight, I have Kristen booked on Spirit Airlines on Sunday, the 17th at 2pm to Fort Lauderdale. There are still seats on Spirit, if you need to book seats for your parents!

Thank you. Feel free to call me at 206 948 7887

Anonymous said...

For the person asking about Fontamarra

This was posted on Facebook earlier about one of the FOYER de SION locations:

"Post #27
Chenoa wrote12 hours ago
Fontamarra Building for Foyer de Sion reportedly still standing--all children are fine. No news yet on the Petionville and Leogane buildings."

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=252988675717&topic=16298&start=0&hash=6e9b6b167440ac1775b22ac9901b6fab

Patrick said...

Looking for any information on the Missionaries of Charity orphanages in Jacmel and Jeremie? Thank you!

Jill said...

I found this link through CNN. The work you do for your family and the people of Haiti is beautiful. Truly the hands and feet of Christ. God Bless you. We are praying. Haiti is loved.

Anonymous said...

Troy, saw your post on Renee Splichal and Jonathan Larson. We understand Renee is at the American Embassy. We are still looking for Ben Larson and Jon. Do you know if Jon went with Renee to the embassy. Do you have anymore information on Benjamin Larson?

Jacquie said...

Britt thank you and please update if you hear anything more. Also... apparently the missionary of charity sisters stateside have not heard from either the delmas or the san fil sisters. if you know anyone super close to those areas that knows anything about them (the end of delmas 31 and rue st maarten @ delmas 18, just below mlk) please post a message or email me, jacqueline.ackerman@gmail.com and I will notify the appropriate parties.

thank yoU!

Susan said...

Thank you for all that you do! I am seeking information about Delmas 33...we have our sponsor child there, Michael Germain-9...we cannot seem to find any information about this area and how it has been affected...can someone please help us? Praying for all of you and the dear people of Haiti!

anymommy said...

All my thoughts and prayers.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Praying....
God's strength, peace, mercy, grace, provisions, healing, will....
Romans 8:28
Jesus will cause good to come from this heartbreaking tragedy. He is oh, so faithful.

Anonymous said...

If anyone has been in the delmas 29 area we are waiting like everyone for news from our family. It might help to know how hard that area has been hit... ruelle perez is the street. flcelestin@hotmail.com

Cindy said...

I heard early this morning that the children at Foyer de Sion in Fontamara are okay.

Becky R said...

I just found your blog through Storing Up Treasure's blog. You and your family as well as all those in Haiti are in my prayers. I am in awe of what you are doing and am praying for God to continue to protect you and your family!

Dawn said...

Praying praying for courage and strength, He will carry you and Haiti.

Mike said...

Some may find these useful:

Post-earthquake satellite imagery of Haiti, from @GeoEye, now available as Google Earth layer http://bit.ly/6h4abw (via @googleearth)

Tracking latest news&incidents in Haiti on Google Maps with the help of Ushahidi - http://bit.ly/5n92bS #haiti [via @earthoutreach]

Anonymous said...

Pretty late in the game on this but if you hear anything of Dan Woolley who was staying at Hotel Montana please pass it along. Dan is employed by Compassion International and may have been at the hotel at the time of the Quake.

lj said...

http://www.facebook.com/inbox/?drop&ref=mb#/pages/Haiti-Earthquake-Hotel-Montana/245595172631?v=wall This group was formed to find folks that were supposed to be at the Montana Hotel. Go to the discussion page and leave details on missing on the LIST OF PEOPLE. If you know someone is found, you could add that info to the other discussion called "people found"... there is aonther discussion board there for people found/transported or found at hospital. I have heard Troy & Tara cannot get online, so I hope this info is helpful.

Anonymous said...

This is my prayer for you all: "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress." Psalm 46

The Almighty One is with YOU ALL!!!

samanthag said...

We are looking for Stephanie Crispinelli (NY) from Lynn University at or near the Hotel Montana just prior to the earthquake.

sgirard68 said...

We are looking for Stephanie Crispinelli (NY) from Lynn University at or near the Hotel Montana just prior to the earthquake.

Amie said...

Thank you for sharing the info you have and may God bless your ministry and you.
Please post any information you may have about a Compassion International team staying at Hotel Montana. David Hames, videographer, dear friend of my family and am praying for he and his wife Renee and two little boys who wait for news. Praying for safety and comfort for all in Haiti.

Jo Anne said...

anyone been at Hotel Montana who knows anything about 4 missing students and 2 faculty from Lynn University? Britney Gengel is missing

Beverly said...

We are looking for my ex-husband, we have not heard anything from him and his phone is now ringing but no answer, his address is 2 Impasse Ronald, Vivi Michel, Petionville. His name is Joseph Michel and he is in his 60s. Please let me now if you hear anything about him. bevbookkeep@gmail.com

Lindsey said...

I have a friend - Junior Vixamar, who lives in Canada, and as of 12:30 am on Thursday has still not been able to contact his family. There names are, Germene, Antonio, Smith, & George Vixamar. They live on Delmas 75 #36, A L'interier. Please, any help for him would be greatly appreciated....he has tried some other avenues as well, but no results as of yet.


Thanks again for the great work you guys are doing!! I am sure when you started this blog, you never thought this would be a part of it....but what a blessing you have been to so many!!

In His Grip,
Lindsey van Niekerk

Absurda Cenicienta said...

Thank you very much for your information. I'm looking for Dorinvil Sem Bruel, a sixteen years old teenager from Port du Prince. We don't know anything about him. If you know something,contact me please.
Thank you very much, congratulations and good luck.

Anonymous said...

We are looking forward M. Bisson and his wife. Thery were in Haiti for an adoption on the Orphanage or Nursery called "Fondation Solidarité et Fraternité".
If you have any news, please give us information

lj said...

There are NEW pictures out, most do not repeat on these two links, but a few do. Some are not suitable for children's viewing. Copy and paste the links. # 49 of the page with 69 seems to resembel "someone" I saw a pix of - that was being searched for, but now I can't find the listing of the missing man.... maybe someone else recognized some of the workers or helpers?

http://minustah.org/?p=18891&page=2

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/6986631/Haiti-earthquake-survivors-search-for-the-trapped-as-aid-arrives-from-around-the-world.html

Nathalie said...

Looking for confirmation on the well being of the children and caregivers at the Enfant Haïtien Mon Frère orphanage on Avenue Christophe 141 in Port-au-Prince. Unconfirmed news has it that they are fine, but there is no information on the whereabouts of Father Lespinasse. Thank you for any information!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Do you have any informations about the orphanage called "Notre dame de la nativité" ?
Please help.
Gob bless you
All my prayers wth you
Ephrona

Anonymous said...

Troy -

Trying to confirm safety of a dear friend who is high ranking Asst Chief of Police in PAP. His name is Michel Ange Gedeon anyone with any news I would be very grateful. Prayers to everyone involved and helping. You can post info here or email me at tmcewan259@hotmail.com

Mikimoro said...

For those of you looking for info on Orphanages:

http://pear-now.blogspot.com/

Robin looking for info on Fontamara Foyer de Scion - this list indicates they are okay.

Anonymous said...

Wanted to let you know that we have heard from a deacon at Eddy Bazin's church that he is safe. We are thrilled to heard that but are hoping he will be able to contact his daughter soon.

Mikimoro said...

For those of you looking for orphanage information, please post your requests for information here:

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=16298&post=95109&uid=252988675717#/topic.php?topic=16298&post=95098&uid=252988675717#post95098

We are doing what we can to find any information to help ease the heartache and worry.

Anonymous said...

Dear friends in Haiti:

When i heard about what happened in Haiti I was very worried for all the people of Haiti. I hope that everyone is good, don't worry about the material things, we well help you to surpass this hard moments. If one of the members of your family died don't worry we are gonna pray for all those people. I know if we were in that situation the people from Haiti would support us. But now I just want to tell the people of Haiti that we are gonna surpass this together you are not alone, you have a lot of people in the United States that want to help all the people from Haiti. In this time we don't need to care about the social class, if you are rich or poor, now the only thing that we need to care is about our brothers and sisters from Haiti. Am sure that God is not gonna leave alone to all those people.
Am from Adrian High School, in Adrian Michigan, and am here for all the people of Haiti, we were pray for all the people and I know that Haiti is a strong Island, and that you are gonna surpass this together.

Sincerely.

Anonymous said...

Dear people of haiti,

I am a student from Adrian High School. I hearded on tuesday Jan. 12, 2010 that Hhad a mastic earthquake and was really upset when i heard that. My family and I are really sorry for what happened in Haiti. When i heared that Haiti had an earthquake I ran to the tv and turned it on. I saw all your homes and buildings destroyed. My family and I are praying for the people of Haiti. People of Haiti please get on your knees and pray alot and also have faith

Love
Jose Ajanel

Anonymous said...

Dear friends of haiti,

Our teacher showed us a video about the big earthquake that went through your country. I'm sorry for what happened to you and your families and we are praying for you. I chouldn't imagine how hard it was to go through all that. I'm hoping things get better soon.

Anonymous said...

DEAR PEOPLE OF HAITI,

I AM A STUDENT IN ADRIAN HIGH SCHOOL IN MICHIGAN.OUR TEACHER JUST SHOWED US WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE EARTHQUAKE.I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU GUYS THAT I AM SORRY AND THAT WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU...I HOPE YOU GUYS GET THROUGH THIS...I SAW THAT THE NATIONAL PALACE COLLAPASED...WE ARE SOOO SORRY FOR WHAT HAPPENED......"WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU..."
-PRAYING FOR YOU-
MARIANA

Jacquie said...

FYI Eddie Bazin's daughter is aware that he is safe.

Cresanna said...

Orphanage updates available at http://haitiearthquakesurvivors.blogspot.com/

Kelly Bick said...

My cousin, Paul Bick, is a US citizen who was visiting Haiti at the
time of the earthquake and has not been heard from since the quake
occurred. He was born on October 12, 1962, and now lives in Northfield,
IL. He was carrying his cell phone, no. 847-863-8725. He is in Haiti
doing research for a doctorate degree in anthropology. He was visiting
his friend, Phillip Gaertner, in Carrefour the night before the
earthquake. Mr. Gaertner works at the St. Joseph's School for Boys
there, and they stayed at his house in Carrefour. Paul told his wife by
phone on Monday night that he was planning to leave Carrefour with Mr.
Gaertner on the morning of the earthquake, traveling towards Les Cayes
in Mr. Gaertner's jeep. We don't know if they actually left, but
believe they did so and, hopefully avoided the major quake damage.
Paul's wife, Eleanor, who lives in Northfield, IL, is desperate to hear
news of Paul, as we all are. PLEASE CONTACT Tom Bick AT 301-801-2929 OR
ELEANOR BICK, AT 847-386-6323, IF YOU HEAR ANYTHING REGARDING HIS
WHEREABOUTS AND WELFARE.

Thank you. We are all grateful for your valiant efforts
during this catastrophe.

Kelly Bick said...

Paul Bick was just located. We continue to pray for all suffering.