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First of all, as you may know, Sherry broke her back in Haiti in two places (two fractures).

She has two more weeks of therapy then we can return to Haiti. I felt like I should be with her here in Florida during her therapy. She is doing great! Very little pain, to look at her and watch, you would never know. She is the “Energizer bunny”.

For two months, the fuel terminal in Port-Au-Price has been blocked by the G-9 gang.

No fuel had been delivered to any gas stations in Haiti. We have been purchasing black-market diesel fuel from near the border. Very expensive… They said the fuel was released from the fuel terminal on Monday, but not everyone has diesel yet. I know in our area of Fond Parisien, there still is no fuel.

The gangs in Haiti are in control. I sent two of our mechanics yesterday to Port-Au-Prince to repair our Mack semi-truck. They repaired the engine with others who tried but with no success.

This morning they called me saying they can not bring the Mack back to Love A Child today because gangs are shooting at each other, plus robbing and kidnapping.

We have 28 humanitarian containers stuck in port, mostly all Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) meals. The Lafito Port has been closed. We thought it would open Monday, but it did not open. Too many gangs on the outside shooting in the Titanyen area where the Port is. We owe thousands of dollars in late fees and other government fees we weren’t counting on. Please pray; we have heard we could apply to the HHN Humanitarian Assistance program for financial help. We have applied for all 28 containers… We are praying and hoping.

The Birthing Center, Jesus Healing Center, Malnutrition Center, Children’s Home, and ATC program are all going forward and doing well. We miss all the children and staff. Hubert and his staff are still feeding and giving out food in South Haiti.

With all the problems in Haiti, it can be very frustrating. Truthfully this morning, I have pain in my shoulders which are in knots from the stress that is all happening in Haiti. The gangs do not represent the Haitian people, who are very gracious, humble, and hard-working. The Haitian people who we work with are very poor but rich in faith! They are praying day and night for their country.

This morning Sherry and I are trusting in the Lord. Jesus’ peace will bring us through, along with any other missionaries in Haiti. John 14:27

Missionary Bobby Burnette

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