I am so glad to be back home after a very emotional visit in Haiti. First I stop in the Dominican Rep. to see my daughters and get their passports to finish the process that started three years ago to have them with us in Canada. That was done and everything is in order. Then I went by land to Haiti and meet with the two other members of the "team" in Port-au-Prince.
We stayed at Villa Ormiso one of the few hotels speared by the earthquake. It suffered minor damage to its fence wall (part of the east wall has collapsed) and none to the various dormitories that constitute the compound.
I visited four of the Grace Corps schools: three in Port-au-Prince one in Petit-Goave another city devastated by the quake. A trip to Pestel/Baraderes to visit three other schools was aborted due to problems with the truck.
Ecole de la Grace of Rev. Marc Fils in Bolosse has not been affected at all by the earthquake except for the fact that there has not been classes as in the rest of Port-au-Prince.
El Shaddai Christian school located near Villa Ormiso could have gone into the creek if it wasn't for the retaining wall that Grace Corps built in 2002 to protect the building.
CMNO in Fontamara can't be used anymore the ceiling may cave in at any moment now. The fence wall has entirely collapsed. School is to resume April 12th outside in the yard.
EMEDCO in Petit-Goave has been shaken pretty badly the students are meeting outside. School has resumed but in the yard.
We met with the CMNO teachers twice and some of the students once to prepare for the reopening of the school.
Overall it was a very blessed time yet very sad, productive, yet heart wrenching. please continue to pray for the churches and the schools. What Haiti is going through right now is the worse disaster in its history. I don't see how it will recover without the direct intervention of Christ.