We spoke with Pastor Mike Franklin and Pastor Mike Thomas earlier this evening. They have been working to accomplish many things despite the impending storm. Pastor Mike Franklin has been training the pastors currently on staff for the 5 Torch churches, offering encouragement and helping in leadership foundations. Pastor Mike Thomas and Charles Parker have been focused on the water filtration system as well as purchasing welding equipment and the building of our new orphanage. Daniel Usher, our media specialist, has been taking pictures and video of the experiences of the team. All four members of the team are seasoned travelers.
The government closed schools Monday and Tuesday because of Hurricane Matthew. While the storm looms, our team has stayed focused on the reason they are there — to serve. Pastor Mike Thomas assured us the team is safe and in good spirits. He wanted us to know, our prayers have been felt as they prepare for Hurricane Matthew.
We will keep you updated on the storm and its impact on our congregation in Haiti. Please continue to pray for protection, provision, and favor.