Today is the day we are scheduled to depart for the SOLT Mission in Kobonal, Haiti.
But, we are not departing.
Tropical Storm/Hurricane Tomas is currently moving through the Caribbean, on a track to hit the island in the next few days. As with any storm, no one knows how bad this storm will be when it arrives, but given the dire circumstances already existing in Haiti, we decided a couple of days ago to postpone our trip.
It is dismaying to think of the disaster this storm could cause when 1.3 million people are still living in temporary housing, after last January’s massive earthquake.
Dealing with the current cholera outbreak was something we thought we could manage, but the unpredictability of the storm, the possibility of flooding, mudslides, power outages, airport closures, etc., was something we didn’t want to face.
Please pray for the people of Haiti and hope that the storm will abate and not cause the type of tragedy that is possible.
We are now looking at a mid-January date to travel to Kobonal. Stay-tuned!