The reports coming out of Haiti are still focusing on the rescue efforts and the first signs that the aid streaming in from around the world is starting to reach the victims.
Bishop Duracin of Haiti has been able to share the following statement:
Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the afternoon of January 12th at 4:50 an Earthquake has shaken the whole country. It was so strong that everything has been destroyed.
All institutions of the Church have been destroyed. We have lost a lot of people, including students of our schools and university. They are still counting the amount of people who died but the number will be very high, more than 100,000.
Many have disappeared. If you see Port-au-Prince, the capital, it is desolation with human bodies along the streets. Many other people are still trapped under debris. It is a real catastrophe.
So, we need your prayers, your moral and material support to be able to face this moment of suffering.
God bless you,
Mgr. Jean Zaché Duracin
Evêque d'Haïti (Bishop of Haiti)
EGLISE ESPISCOPALE D'HAITI (Episcopal Church of Haiti)
And finally today there's news that the Sister's of St. Margaret have found housing.
Episcopal News Service has more info here.