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In a country where many are eating dirt cookies to fill their starving stomaches, this rise in food prices seems hopeless.
Here is part of an email that gives us reason to be even more prayerful in this time!
"I am sure you are all worried about the news we are hearing concerning riots in Haiti. The reason the Haitians are so upset is that food prices have gone up an incredible amount recently. Gasoline prices have forced import charges to be huge and the costs have naturally been passed onto Haitians who are already nearly penniless. We understand that the government is trying to force a 15% price reduction on food to calm everyone down.
We have currently a family who is stranded in Haiti. They went for their coming-home trip, and when they were at the embassy they were told to leave. I will be calling senators and making a big stink because my understanding is that tomorrow is the first closure day of the consulate, and the family does not have the visa yet. As we all know, this type of occurrence is rare, but CAN happen in a country that has volatile ups and downs. The family is in a safe bed and breakfast type place and their new little son is doing well.
Please pray that we can force the U.S. State Dept. to take some action. If the family can just get the visa printed, then they can come home with their baby. They were due home this last Friday and are very anxious to be in their own country.
All the children in the orphanages are safe and there is adequate food and water for them all. With these rising prices, donations will be more and more appreciated."
Keep praying for Haiti and the families and we will update this blog as soon as we know more.