God Provides During the Dark Days of Protests
There is a hustle of activity inside the pavilion at My Father’s House Orphanage, as several of the older boys dish up steaming plates of rice and chicken while the younger children dance and laugh outside. Looking in upon the scene, one would hardly guess that Haiti was on the brink of collapse just a few short weeks ago. While protesting is still widespread and travel somewhat difficult, God has continued to provide both supplies and protection for the children of My Father’s House.
Despite the virtual standstill in education while the protesting was at its peak, Pastor Predestin (the director of My Father's House) was able to safely send seventeen of the older boys to a location near the orphanage to learn motorcycle repair. They received their diplomas a few weeks ago—just in time to return to school, which is now back in session. This certification will be a valuable resource as the boys grow older, and will provide the knowledge needed in order to be able to make a living and support themselves.
Along with schools being re-opened and more freedom of movement in the streets has come easier access to food and other supplies. The prices, however, are still staggering. Three months ago a bag of rice was $16 USD, but today that same bag costs $25 USD. Feeding the children is a huge expense, but Pastor Predestin is trusting that God will continue to provide, as He has already done so many times before.
The most pressing need right now, however, is funding to replace the septic tanks located at the orphanage. The process to dig them up for replacement has begun, but work has ceased due to lack of finances. The contractor estimates that it will take at least $2,000 USD to repair and replace the broken septic tanks, including payment for the workers.
In the midst of continued turmoil, God’s light continues to shine brightly through His faithful provision for the children at My Father’s House.