Thank you for your prayers for Haiti during the past couple of days. Port-au-Prince received a lot of rain, but the impact of the storm on the city was much less severe than what had been forecast. We are very grateful for God's protection. Here are a couple of pieces with more detail:
http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/11/05/1911364/weve-escaped-the-worst.html Miami Herald article headlined "We've Escaped the Worst"
http://allthingshendrick.blogspot.com/2010/11/drenched-in-mercy.html Post by Heather Hendrick, who lives on campus at QCS, with information from a meteorologist friend explaining how the storm was a best-case-scenario for Port-au-Prince.
There was damage in other parts of the country, including serious flooding in Leogane, where the epicenter of the earthquake was. Please keep praying for the Haitian people as well as for aid workers who are trying to respond to the needs.
Ruth, for Steve, Suzanna, and Sebastian Hersey