Sunday, September 24, 2017

Rebuilding in Haiti

Evangelical Bethany Church in Haiti.

Evangelical Bethany Church in Haiti.

A pastor thanks Samaritan's Purse for helping his congregation after Hurricane Matthew.

In October 2016, Haiti was hit by a catastrophic hurricane that affected about 90% of the southern area of the country. In response to this disaster, Samaritan’s Purse has been repairing and rebuilding churches destroyed by Hurricane Matthew.

To date, we have helped repair the roofs of 14 churches, including Evangelical Bethany Church of Leduc (Torbeck). About 300 people gather for worship services at this church, which also houses a primary school for 120 children.

Samaritan’s Purse provided the church 110 sheets of galvanized roofing. The pastor, Rosny Civil, described this gift as extraordinary. All the churches in his area were without roofs after the hurricane and many were completely destroyed.

Pastor Rosny tried to use tarps to cover the roof, but they did not last long due to strong winds.

“Samaritan’s Purse staff arrived as God’s angels,” Pastor Rosny told me. “Today, the church receives its members without worry for rain or wind, and the students are also comfortable. We are very grateful to Samaritan’s Purse.”

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