17 Aug UB Churches in Haiti Affected by the Earthquake
You may be wondering about how the UB churches in Haiti were affected by the recent earthquake. Our Canadian Conference has worked closely with Haiti over the years. Brian Magnus, Bishop of the UB Church in Canada, sent this report:
“Haiti was hit with a 7.2 earthquake. The center was further away from Port au Prince, so other than shaking and scaring them, building damage didn’t happen there.
“However, the southwestern part of Haiti was hit hard. Cayes, where we have 5 churches, was hit very hard. Our churches have stood., but pastors’ homes have been damaged and many of our UB parishioners’ homes have been ruined. Two children from our Archambeau church were killed.
“With around 1300 now confirmed dead, there are bound to be more who have lost their lives.
“SEED, an agricultural Bible College that we have sometimes partnered with, sustained much damage, but no students/staff were lost.”