June 2021 update from MFB Haiti
Despite political chaos and the continuing deterioration of security, God is still working through MFB Haiti. We have delivered three sea containers (700,000 servings) of food to Haiti in 2021.
The Lord is now opening doors that will allow us to expand child feeding centers in the Pignon area. MFB Haiti partners with Mathew 28 Ministries (Bohoc) in supporting 22 centers with plans to expand to 28 by the end of 2021. Each feeding center supports 50 children, bring the total number helped to 1,400. For photos and information on the feeding centers, click here.
Clearing containers through ports, transferring food to a secure storage campus, and subsequent food pick up by ministry partners is dangerous work and fraught with risk to drivers and cargo. Security, especially in the Port-au-Prince area, has steadily eroded since U.N. forces exited Haiti in late 2019. With more firepower and influence than local police, emboldened gangs, are leveraging the absence of a peacekeeping force and the ongoing political turmoil, to usher in an epidemic of carjackings, kidnappings, and violence.
New strains of Covid have been identified in Haiti, and there is talk of temporarily shutting down the Port-au-Prince airport. The threat of Covid makes Haitians fearful of foreigners, bringing heightened safety risks.
As MFB Haiti intends to continue shipments of food throughout 2021 and finalizes plans to expand feeding centers, we ask for your prayers. Please pray for our Haitian partners that put themselves at risk every day to fulfill our mission of sharing the gospel and alleviating suffering.