I Am Alive

“I shall not die, I shall live to declare the works and the wonders of my God.” Greetings to you all the saints and servants of the living God. I am writing to you to let you know that my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, The One that knows how to save perfectly saved us from that big quake. All of our 56 children were there at the orphanage and 11 of our employees, but God gave us life because He wants us to continue to worship Him.

Up to now, we sent 229 bodies of our church members to the mass grave and we are still looking for more bodies. We have six missing members, including the daughter of the president of our deacon board. 74 percent of the churches in Haiti are destroyed, our church is completely destroyed but tomorrow, we will be under the sun giving adoration to our God Almighty. Most of the denomination say that they are going to start cleaning and rebuilding asap. We would like to do the same. Please, we call on every church, everyone to help us. We need funds to by medicine and food to feed so many people we have in our court. We are still looking for dead bodies, we just load them into the garbage truck and look for more. God is with you. A reporter from the New York Times let me use his laptop. Pray for us. We love you all. Do everything you can to help us recover from this so we can bring back hope to the people of God.

We love you all.

In His work, Pastor Jean Paul

January 15, 2010 

Veteran Star-Ledger columnist Bob Braun and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Matt Rainey are in Haiti covering the aftermath of the disaster.

Two articles about Jean Paul and Reformation Hope are here: 

Late supper spares 56 children at Haiti orphanage from church collapse

Haiti orphanage pastor with N.J. ties endures with hope amid earthquake destruction.