On Saturday, August 14th 2021, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the Tiburon Peninsula of the nation of Haiti. The hypocenter was near Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, which is about 90 miles west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. As of September 1, 2021, at least 2,100 people lost their lives and more than 12,000 were injured. By God’s grace, Charles’s village of Arcahaie only sustained minor damage, but Charles and his ministry team quickly rushed into action to help neighboring communities who incurred much greater damage and loss of life.
In the 2 weeks following the earthquake, Chester Baptist raised $2,800 to purchase medicine, tarps, cereal, rice, vitamins, sheet metal, lumber, and cement to help Haitians in the Nicola Mountain Village. Below are pictures and videos that contain Charles and his team gathering supplies, assessing the needs of Nicola families, and delivering the much needed supplies. Please keep Charles, his team, and each of these families in your prayers as they continue to recover from this disaster and find their hope in Jesus.
Charles (center) and his two missionary partners.
Charles’s first invoice of materials purchased.
Lumber, cement, rice cereal, cooking oil, medicine/vitamins, and tarps were among the items purchased for the relief effort.
Video of Charles’s initial trip to Nicola mountain village to assess needs and attend church.
Collapsed wall of home.
Crack in schoolhouse wall that needed repair.
Collapsed wall of another home.
Major repair work needed on this home.
Sick young woman in need of medicine who Charles was able to help.
All supplies had to be motorbiked up the mountain, requiring a lot of hired labor and multiple trips.
Vegetables from Charles’s farm were brought to the sick.
Money, cement, tarps, and chickens given to this family in need.
Cement and tarp given to this family to fix their home. Many families are fatherless so the repair work often falls on moms and children.
Multiple families given chickens from Charles’s farm as well as cash gifts to purchase necessities.
Charles prays with family that receives cement, sheet metal, and wood to finish home.
Rebuilt rock wall on family dwelling.
Tomb/vault for individual that lost their life in the earthquake.
Many families were blessed by the gifts and love of Christ shown them by Charles and his team.