We would like to share a couple prayer requests with you.
Over the past couple of months there have been a few armed robberies along “the trail”. The trail is the 12.5 mile section between our home, the Allegre/Grand Fond area, and Petit Goave. It takes about 1 ½ hours to drive it, during which it winds up and down and around many mountains and through a couple rivers.
Several weeks ago, a missionary friend was driving up this trail in his truck and on two separate days he was held up by gunmen demanding his money. Yesterday evening, a young man from a nearby mission was traveling up the trail when three gunmen stopped him and demanded he hand over his money. We also heard that gunmen were terrorizing a market today along the trail, shooting into the air and telling everyone to go home. The Petit Goave police are involved and investigating the situation, but what that means exactly, we don’t know.
Please keep those who have recently been threatened and robbed in your prayers, pray that God would take away any fear and give them and their families peace. Also, we have had plans to travel to Port-au-Prince this weekend and to do that we have to drive the trail. Please pray for our safety and peace of mind! We have considered canceling our trip, but since the police are somewhat involved currently, it’s probably just as safe as the next week. We have been thinking and praying about this a lot. We know that we serve a sovereign Lord who will not allow anything to happen to us that is outside His will. What a comfort that is! Whether we are here in Haiti or anywhere else, our King is on the throne reigning and governing every event and circumstance we face. We do need wisdom though as we make decisions and consider what His will would be for us as we work and travel here.
Thank you so much!
Michael and Breanna