I want to thank everyone for your prayers. It has been a very restless night. There have been at least two aftershocks around midnight and possibly more. It is very difficult to sleep when you're waiting for the next tremor to come, and wondering how it will affect us.
I do feel a terrible responsibility at this time for the team. Although we plan to make the day as normal as possible, what could be normal? We have staff who have family in Port-au-Prince, and they have no information as to whether they are safe or not. I have many friends in Port-au-Prince, people I love dearly, and I don't know their condition. It's going to be a sad day.
We're going to try to get fuel for the generator this morning. Our stock is relatively low, so we're going to try to get 2 barrels of diesel if possible. Fuel will become very difficult to get as the days progress, so we must do it while we can.
We've heard rumours that bridges are down, but we're not sure whether they are between us and Port-au-Prince, and how this might affect us and our ability to get to the airport when the time comes. There are so many unknowns at this time.
Because of the grieving and uncertainty, we've decided to call off our planned staff meeting for today.
The reality of this is that many people have died or been injured in Haiti. Lives have been changed forever. Haiti, that has suffered so much, suffers again.
What can you do at home?
First, we need lots of prayer. We need God's covering at this time. Not only for ourselves, but for so many mission groups that are here at this time, as well as the Haitian people.
I have been wondering about the impact of this situation on Katie, Aidan, and Erin. They are very quiet - what are they thinking about? It will have a huge impact on their lives.
I have a feeling that riots will happen in the next few days, as fear and uncertainty turn to anger.
So what can you do?
If you feel called, start trying to raise funds which will become so necessary and which will be put to good use. Seek your heart, and listen to what God says to you.